Ramon Sessions joins Bobcats
Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Ramon Sessions agreed to a two-year deal worth $11 million with the Charlotte Bobcats, as he will replace D.J. Augustin at the point guard position.
Augustin, whose qualifying offer was $4.4 million, was rescinded by the Bobcats. Augustin was drafted ninth overall in the 2008 NBA draft, will now become a unrestricted free agent after playing four years with the Bobcats.
Sessions, who decided to opt out of his final year instead of playing one more year with the Lakers, was courted by Dallas Mavericks as well, but in the end picked the Bobcats.
The Lakers traded for Sessions late last year with the Cleveland Cavaliers to improve their point guard position, but things did not work according to plan.
However, Sessions was able to instantly improve the Lakers offense, as he still averaged 12.7 points and dish out 6.2 assists for them last year.
Sessions’ playoff performance made Mitch Kupchak hesitant to make him an offer, as Sessions at times looked worse than Derek Fisher and did not provide the production that the Lakers needed in the playoffs.
For the Bobcats though, this should be a good fit, as Sessions is a good shooter that can spread the court and penetrate with his slashing abilities. The only complications they will face is who the starting point guard will be, as they still have Kemba Walker on their roster.