After signing Ramon Sessions to two 10-day contracts, it looks like the Washington Wizards will be retaining his services for the rest of the season.
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Sessions originally was with the Wizards back in 2015 when he was traded from the Sacramento Kings. He played an important role on that team, especially after John Wall went down with a broken wrist in the playoffs.
After being waived by the New York Knicks, Ernie Grunfeld decided to give Sessions another shot. It was a safe move by the team, and one that will add depth, should an injury in the backcourt occur before/during the postseason. After trading away Sheldon Mac to the Atlanta Hawks, the Wizards only had 13 players on the roster, so they had to make a signing happen to meet the NBA’s minimum requirement for open roster spots.
In his five games with Washington so far, Sessions has averaged 7 points and 3 assists, while playing just about 18 minutes per contest. It would appear he will remain the back-up point guard until John Wall returns from injury – which should be soon. Nevertheless, he brings a toughness and aggressive style of play that will help the second unit score.
Sessions was most likely signed due to the lack of production of Tim Frazier. An undersized guard, Frazier struggled defensively, often being mismatched with opponent guards (who are much bigger) and wings, which certainly isn’t ideal. While he isn’t a complete liability on the offensive end, Tim’s jump-shot hasn’t been the best, shooting only 30 percent from downtown.
Ramon Sessions brings a veteran presence and an aggressive style of play to the table that the Wizards may need as they reach the tail-end of the 2018 season, and as they prepare for the playoffs. He has been here before, is familiar with a lot of the players, and is someone that has had big moments for the Wizards in the past. Perhaps that is all Grunfeld needed as incentive to re-sign the point guard.