ESPN The New York Knicks and veteran point guard Ramon Sessions have agreed to a one-year deal for the veterans minimum, league sources confirm. The Knicks had been searching for a veteran point guard to help mentor rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina, whom they drafted with the No. 8 pick in the 2017 draft. Sessions, a 10-year veteran, was limited to 50 games last season with the Charlotte Hornets because of a meniscus injury. He averaged 6.2 points and 2.6 assists per game for the Hornets. New York’s agreement with Sessions was first reported by The Vertical.
The New York Knicks have been searching for a veteran point guard this offseason, and technically they found one, as they signed Ramon Sessions to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum. Ramon Sessions is past his prime at 31-years-old, and he struggled through an injury plagued 2016-2017 season backing up Kemba Walker in Charlotte, but he is a steady point guard when healthy who can mentor 18-year-old rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina (Frank actually turns 19 today, happy birthday rook!) Ramon Sessions does not play any defense, and he’s a streaky shooter, but he is a strong ball handler and distributor who won’t turn the ball over until Frank Ntilikina (who is an excellent defender) is ready. Also, if the Knicks swing a trade for a star point guard (Cough, Kyrie Irving, cough), Sessions can easily become a backup.
It’s a one year low risk deal for the Knicks, so as a Knicks fan I cannot hate it, but if Ramon Sessions is logging big minutes as their starting point guard it’s going to be a long season. Let’s hope Frank Ntilikina is ready.