Ramon Sessions definitely wasn’t himself against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
The Charlotte Bobcats usually depend on Sessions for an excellent game, but Sessions was nowhere to be seen on Sunday. Oh, he showed up, but he wasn’t technically seen or heard from as his performance would indicate.
Sessions is averaging 14.4 points, 2.8 boards and 3.8 assists per game. The Kings won 119-83 over the Bobcats, and one of the reasons for Charlotte’s dismal effort was that Sessions wasn’t ready to play this time. He was more than ready the last time the Hornets played the Kings, seeing 29 minutes of action and scored 16 points.
This time, he saw only 18 minutes, and was 0-of -5 and scored four points. It was a totally different Ramon Sessions this time.
That’s unfortunate because Sessions, a five-year NBA veteran, knows more than anyone that when your team 13-46, is struggling for wins, and plays against another team that is also not having a banner season, your squad has a good chance for victory. But, you need to have an outstanding performance.
Usually Sessions comes through in a situation like that, but not this time.
Sessions’ production has been going slightly downhill in the last few weeks. This is not the time of year to get into a slump, even if your team isn’t going to the playoffs.
If a player wants his current team or another team to show interest in him for next year, they’ll look at his stats from late in the season. That’s the time of year when championships are won and lost.