This past July, Ramon Sessions inked a two-year deal with the Charlotte Bobcats at five million per year. This deal became possible after Sessions chose to leave the Los Angeles Lakers, where he was traded mid-season of last year.
Since being drafted fifty-sixth overall in the 2007 NBA Draft, Sessions has started in 108 of the 323 games he has played, with career averages of 11 points, five assists, and three rebounds per game. His first time in the playoffs came last year with the Lakers, as he started all twelve of their postseason games. He averaged close to 10 points and four assists per contest in close to 32 minutes per game.
At 26 years of age, Sessions will be looked to provide a veteran presence at the point guard position for the Bobcats. As one of the few players on the roster that has playoff experience, Sessions has the potential to bring a winning culture into Charlotte. He will serve a key role in the development of Kemba Walker.
In the next two seasons, look for Sessions to come off the bench (or split starting duties with Walker) and provide a more than serviceable on-ball guard for the Bobcats’ second string. He certainly gives the Bobcats more depth, and is definitely an upgrade over D.J. Augustin.
– Dave Hilts