Rockets Pursuing Point Guard Ramon Sessions?
The Houston Rockets appear to be in the market for some depth at point guard. After trading away Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, the team now lacks depth behind starter Patrick Beverley. Milwaukee Bucks point guard Ramon Sessions could be their answer.
Sessions is seemingly going to be lost in the shuffle in Milwaukee, as the Bucks added Kendall Marshall and Jerryd Bayless over the summer, and already have Brandon Knight and Nate Wolters. Sessions is actually currently an unrestricted free agent, but Sessions could be had easiest by a sign and trade deal with the Bucks involved.
Hypothetically, Sessions gives the Rockets what Lin gave them, although he’s much more adept at penetrating defenses and getting to the foul line.
The move would be a major positive for a Rockets team that missed out on several big name free agents this offseason and even lost key contributors of their own. Center Omer Asik was finally traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, Lin was dumped to the Lakers and Chandler Parsons’ three-year offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks went unmatched by Houston.
While the Rockets do still have two superstars in Dwight Howard and James Harden and also replaced Parsons with a cheaper, nearly as good small forward in Trevor Ariza, they appear to have regressed on paper.
Sessions would by no means nullify the shaky summer, but it would be a step in the right direction. Getting that needed depth and offensive spark off the bench would at the very least solidify their point guard rotation once again – if not actually improve it. Sessions would also offer solid shooting and play-making as a combo guard who can play either the one or two spot.
Houston’s main issue beyond the point has to be their overall defense, as well as a lack of depth on the wings. The loss of Asik also leaves them a little short-handed behind Howard down low.
Regardless, Sessions gives the Rockets a boost, and would push less proven players like Isaiah Canaan and Troy Daniels further down the depth chart.
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