New York Knicks to Sign Ramon Sessions?

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IJuly 20, 2009

CHICAGO - MARCH 06:  Ramon Sessions #7 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on March 6, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agreees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


Rumors have been flying that the Knicks could offer Milwaukee Bucks PG Ramon Sessions the NBA mid-level exception. The MLE is worth $5.8 million for the upcoming NBA season. The Bucks would have seven days to decide if they want to match the restricted free agent’s offer sheet. Sessions is 23-years-old and showed a hard work ethic as he played is way to the NBA through the NBDL.

In his rookie season he recorded 24 assists in the second to last game of the season. During his sophomore season he thrived as a starter averaging 15.1 points and 7.6 assists in 39 games.

The Bucks selected PG Brandon Jennings in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft and showed his potential as he led the summer league with 8.2 assists per game. The franchise wants him to be the future starter which could make Sessions expendable.

New York would rather work out a sign-and-trade, but it is unclear if the Bucks would want anything the Knicks would offer.

Rookie combo guard Toney Douglas showed he can facilitate the offense with his point guard play as he finished fourth in the summer league with seven assists per game. Even though he struggled shooting from the field he showed the ability to handle the ball and possesses  savvy court vision. However, Sessions is the same age as Douglas and has more than a full year of NBA experience.

Most likely the team would want Chris Duhon to backup Sessions and Douglas to play shooting guard which he did in college.