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Wizards reportedly trading Andre Miller for Ramon Sessions

The Wizards are reportedly shipping out veteran point guard Andre Miller in exchange for the Kings' Ramon Sessions.

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In the days leading up to the trade deadline, the Wizards made it clear they were looking for a little more scoring pop off the bench, and it appears they've found a solution, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Andre Miller makes $4.65 million this season, significantly more than Sessions who is on the books for $2.07 million this season.

The trade should be a welcome move for both of the key cogs in the deal. Miller had been losing playing time in Washington to Garrett Temple. Now, he'll get to help tutor the Kings alongside his old coach, George Karl. Meanwhile, Sessions will get a fresh start after failing to fit in Sacramento.

While we'll be sad to see The Professor go, this was a necessary move for the Wizards. Without adequate spacing Miller, just doesn't have the athleticism to make the bench offense work. Though Sessions may not provide the same court vision or hoops IQ as Miller, he can force defenses to adjust to his driving ability. Given the bench's struggles, it would be hard for Sessions to make things much worse than they already were.

UPDATE: We previously said the Kings would need to send another player back to match salaries. It appears that is not the case. Apologies for the error.