Ramon Sessions

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Ramon Sessions
Ramon Sessions Bobcats.jpg
Sessions with the Bobcats
No. 13 – Milwaukee Bucks
Position Guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1986-04-11) April 11, 1986 (age 28)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Myrtle Beach
(Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
College Nevada (2004–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Pro playing career 2007–present
Career history
20072009 Milwaukee Bucks
2007–2008 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2009–2010 Minnesota Timberwolves
20102012 Cleveland Cavaliers
2012 Los Angeles Lakers
20122014 Charlotte Bobcats
2014–present Milwaukee Bucks
Stats at NBA.com

Ramon Sessions (born April 11, 1986) is an American professional basketball guard with the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 56th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. Sessions played collegiately at the University of Nevada for three years. Sessions ranks second in career assists at Nevada with 478. In Sessions' final season at Nevada he averaged 12.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 0.9 steals per game.[1]

NBA career[edit]

Although some sportswriters felt Sessions should have returned for his senior year at Nevada, he put on a very strong performance at the NBA pre-draft camp in Orlando and decided to stay in the draft. He was considered by some scouts to be a very good ballhandler, passer, and decision-maker, although his athleticism and NBA-scoring ability were questioned.[2]

Sessions was the first NBA player to be assigned to the NBA Development League in the 2007–08 season, when he was sent by the Bucks to the Tulsa 66ers;[3] Sessions was named D-League Performer of the Week for the opening weekend of the season, November 26, 2007, averaging 30.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists.[3] Later in the season, for January 28, 2008, he was also named Performer of the Week, becoming the first two-time performer for the season.[4] He averaged 29.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 12.3 assists in three wins for the 66ers.[4]

In January 2008, Sessions was first called up to the Bucks, but due to a wrist injury, he wasn't able to make his NBA debut until March 9,[5] in a 119–97 home loss against the Philadelphia 76ers, scoring 2 points.[6] Later on, due to injuries to starting point guard Mo Williams and reserve Charlie Bell, his playing time increased. Earlier, on April 2, he made a game-winning 19-foot baseline jumper, off a pass from Andrew Bogut, to give the Bucks a one-point road win against the Washington Wizards, in a game where the Bucks never led by more than one point.[7] Sessions started his first career game against the Indiana Pacers on April 8. Although he went just 3 for 10 with just 8 points, Sessions recorded 10 assists in a 105–101 Bucks loss.

On April 14, 2008, Sessions scored a then career-high 20 points, adding 8 rebounds and a Milwaukee Bucks franchise-record 24 assists against the Chicago Bulls in a 151–135 home loss.[8] His double-double performance was also the first "20-20" with points and assists in Bucks history.[8] The following night, he topped his career high with 25 points, in a 110–101 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.[9] Sessions later topped his career high again by almost doubling it: on February 7, 2009, in an overtime loss against the Detroit Pistons, he scored 44 points.[10] On April 1, 2009, Sessions recorded his first career triple-double against the Los Angeles Lakers, scoring 16 points with 16 assists and 10 rebounds.[11]

On September 4, 2009, he signed an offer sheet from the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly worth $16 million for four years.[12] The Bucks had seven days to match the offer but declined. Sessions shared backcourt duties with Timberwolves rookie guard Jonny Flynn. Sessions played 82 games with the Timberwolves and averaged 8.2 points and 3.2 assists per game to go with 2.6 rebounds per game, and shot 45.6% from the field.

On July 26, 2010, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, along with Ryan Hollins and a second-round draft pick, for Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair.[13]

On March 15, 2012, Sessions was traded along with Christian Eyenga to the Los Angeles Lakers for a protected first-round pick in 2012, Jason Kapono and Luke Walton.[14] The trade provided Sessions with more playing time, as he had spent most of the season playing behind rising rookie star Kyrie Irving. In his first game with the Lakers, he put up 7 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists during 19 minutes in a 97–92 win over the Timberwolves.

On July 13, 2012, Sessions signed a two-year deal with the Charlotte Bobcats.[15]

On February 20, 2014, Sessions was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks along with Jeff Adrien in exchange for Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour.[16]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Milwaukee 17 7 26.5 .436 .429 .780 3.4 7.5 1.0 .2 8.1
2008–09 Milwaukee 79 39 27.5 .445 .176 .794 3.4 5.7 1.0 .1 12.4
2009–10 Minnesota 82 1 21.1 .456 .067 .717 2.6 3.1 .7 .1 8.2
2010–11 Cleveland 81 38 26.3 .466 .200 .823 3.1 5.2 .7 .1 13.3
2011–12 Cleveland 41 4 24.5 .398 .419 .830 3.1 5.2 .7 .0 10.5
2011–12 L.A. Lakers 23 19 30.5 .479 .486 .713 3.8 6.2 .7 .1 12.7
2012–13 Charlotte 61 0 27.1 .408 .308 .839 2.8 3.8 .8 .1 14.4
Career 384 108 25.6 .441 .324 .798 3.1 4.8 .8 .1 11.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 L.A. Lakers 12 12 31.7 .377 .160 .743 3.0 3.6 .3 .1 9.7
Career 12 12 31.7 .377 .160 .743 3.0 3.6 .3 .1 9.7

Career highs[edit]

  • Points: 44 vs. Detroit 02/07/09
  • Rebounds: 10 vs. L.A. Lakers 04/01/09
  • Assists: 24 vs. Chicago 04/14/08
  • Steals: 5 vs. Detroit 02/09/11
  • Blocks: 2 @ Indiana 04/06/08

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