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Report: Rockets now ‘unlikely’ to acquire Ramon Sessions in trade from Bucks

Aug 28, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

Ramon Sessions, Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond Ramon Sessions, Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond

When a report surfaced a few days ago suggesting that the Bucks and Rockets were in talks about a deal that would send Ramon Sessions to Houston in a sign-and-trade, it made a lot of sense.

It’s unclear what assets would have been heading back to Milwaukee, but the Rockets are thin at point guard since Jeremy Lin signed with the Lakers this summer, and Sessions, a seven-year veteran, would have been more than capable of running the show as James Harden‘s backup.

But it appears as though the two sides won’t be coming to an agreement any time soon.

From Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:

Sessions is an unrestricted free agent, so theoretically the Rockets could sign him outright if a deal could be reached. But Houston already has more players under contract than roster spots allowed, so freeing up one or more of those (along with the financial concerns) would have been the reason for completing the trade with the Bucks.

Harden averaged 38 minutes per game last season, so it’s not like Houston needs an extremely strong replacement for what amounts to no more than 10 minutes a night. But a pickup like Sessions would have been a nice addition to a team with aspirations of playing deep into the postseason.

  1. asimonetti88 - Aug 28, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    I thought the Lakers traded for Lin

  2. ericpagano - Aug 28, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Harden isn’t the point guard. Sessions would be backing up Patrick Beverly.

  3. muhangis - Aug 29, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    Harden a point guard?? C’mon man.. Boy these writers.

    • jeffkx - Aug 29, 2014 at 9:28 AM

      I honestly don’t know how NBC Sports puts up with the clownish writers..

  4. davidtmp - Aug 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    I’m not sure where Sessions became a good point guard. He shoots WAY too much and doesn’t get others involved like a PG should. He’s more of a small shooting guard, and defense isn’t his forte either.

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