THE New York Knicks found a possible solution to the team’s point guard dilemma after the departure of Derrick Rose in reaching an agreement for a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal with Ramon Sessions.
Sources within the NBA told The Vertical’s Shams Charania on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) that Sessions, who played for the Charlotte Hornets last season, has agreed to play for the Knicks where he will earn $2.3 million.
The 10-year vet can play a mentor role on Frank Ntilikina, the no.8 overall pick selected by the Knicks in the 2017 NBA draft, as well as take on the starting point guard position for New York with Rose already with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Sessions put up 6.2 points and 2.6 assists for the Hornets last season but averages 10.6 points and 4.1 assists for his career. He joins a Knicks backcourt that features new recruit Tim Hardaway Jr and fellow free agent acquisition Ron Baker.
The 31-year-old Sessions could also play back-up anew if the Knicks land Kyrie Irving in a deal. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, New York was one of six teams that pitched an offer to Cleveland for Irving this week.
Irving requested for a trade to move out of Cleveland, as per ESPN’s Chris Haynes, and the Knicks was named one of his preferred destinations.