The Wizards have made moves over the weekend to acquire Trey Burke from the Utah Jazz and sign 2012 second round draft pick Tomas Satoransky. Since both play in the backcourt, it should be no surprise that it looks like Ramon Sessions would likely be taking his talents elsewhere.
Today, that happened, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The journeyman guard will sign a two-year $12.5 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets, who he played for in parts of the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.
Free agent guard Ramon Sessions has agreed to a two-year, $12.5M deal with the Charlotte Hornets, league source tells @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 4, 2016
Sessions was traded to Washington in 2015 from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Andre Miller to serve as the team’s backup point guard. He had a relative bounce back season in Washington in 2015-16 when he played all 82 games and shot a career high 47.3 percent from the field and averaged 9.9 points per game. L.W. gave him a strong review in our player evaluations series just over a week before free agency started.
On Charlotte’s end, Sessions will be expected to fill a vacancy at the team’s backup point guard spot. Jeremy Lin served in that role last season but signed a three-year $36 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets.
It’s always a bit sad to see any player leave. But I’m happy to see that Sessions played well during his time in Washington and wish him the best of luck with the Hornets next season — except when he plays the Wizards.