Hornets Sign Ramon Sessions

THURSDAY, 11:23am: The Hornets have officially signed Sessions, the team announced today in a press release.

MONDAY, 1:36pm: The Hornets have landed a backup point guard, according to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, who reports (via Twitter) that the team has agreed to sign Ramon Sessions. The two-year pact will be worth $12.5MM, a league source tells Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter link). Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer (Twitter link) pegs the exact value at $12.3MM.Ramon Sessions vertical

Sessions, 30, has bounced around the NBA since entering the league in 2007, playing for six teams over the course of his career. Most recently, the former second-round pick appeared in all 82 games for the Wizards last season, backing up John Wall at point guard. It was a solid year for Sessions, who contributed 9.9 PPG, 2.9 APG, and a.473 FG% during his first full season in Washington.

In Sessions, Charlotte lands a backup at the point for Kemba Walker, and one that will come much cheaper than Jeremy Lin, who agreed to a three-year deal worth $12MM annually with the Nets. Sessions will earn about half that with the Hornets, on a shorter term, and his agreement will still leave Charlotte with a little leftover cap space to go shopping for a big man.

Since free agency opened, the Hornets have also reached deals to bring back Nicolas Batum and Marvin Williams.

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3 thoughts on “Hornets Sign Ramon Sessions

  1. Z.....

    I really like this for them. I think they got him on an underpay under this cap. He is a better defender than Lin, as well. I would say they could probably use someone at the 2, but I’d expect them to look from within for that; maybe Jeremy Lamb, or maybe they play Batum at the 2, as they also have MKG back, and Marvin Williams. That means that they pretty much just need some rim protection, and that should round out the roster

    • Even then, a backup rim protector with Zeller/Kaminsky able to log the lion’s share of minutes at the 5.

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