2:37pm: The Wizards have officially re-signed Sessions, according to the NBA’s transactions log.
11:11am: After his second 10-day contract with the Wizards expired this week, Ramon Sessions is set to sign a rest-of-season deal with the club, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post (Twitter link). The club will have one open roster spot even after re-signing Sessions, no corresponding move will be required.
Sessions, who will turn 32 next month, didn’t play during his first 10 days with the Wizards, but has worked his way into the team’s rotation since then. In five games for Washington, the veteran point guard has averaged 7.2 PPG and 3.4 APG with a .333/.400/.737 shooting line.
With John Wall still recovering from knee surgery, Tomas Satoransky has handled the brunt of the Wizards’ point guard minutes, with Tim Frazier and now Sessions acting as backups. It’s not clear if Sessions will continue to see regular minutes once Wall is healthy and ready to return to the lineup, or if he’ll simply provide some veteran insurance down the stretch and in the playoffs.
If the Wizards officially re-sign Sessions today, his new deal would count for $224,517 against the club’s 2017/18 cap. However, because Washington is over the tax line, the signing will cost the team an extra $337K or so in projected tax penalties.