Report: Sacramento Kings add Ramon Sessions

Ramon Sessions of the Charlotte Bobcats drives against DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings. (Photo: Jonathan Santiago)

The Sacramento Kings are finishing the offseason with a flurry.  After adding Omri Casspi and Ryan Hollins on Thursday, it appears they have brought in a veteran guard to compete for minutes with the team’s young backcourt.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Kings will use the bi-annual exception to ink point guard Ramon Sessions to a two-year, $4.2 million deal, just seven days before training camp opens next Saturday in Sacramento.

Sessions played a league-high 83 games last season between the Charlotte Bobcats and Milwaukee Bucks.  The 28-year-old combo-guard averaged 12.3 points and 4.1 assists in 26.7 minutes per game for the two teams.  During his seven years in the NBA, the former University of Nevada-Reno star has put up similar averages of 11.7 points and 4.3 assists.

Before the addition of Sessions, the Sacramento Kings had one of the league’s youngest and most inexperienced backcourts.  Sessions will compete for minutes with veteran Darren Collison, second-year guards Ben McLemore and Ray McCallum, as well as rookie Nik Stauskas.

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James Ham is the senior editor of Cowbell Kingdom, providing extensive Kings coverage through news analysis, in-depth interviews with players and staff and daily coverage of breaking news since 2010. Along with providing original content for the site, including the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and his weekly Sunday Musings column, James also contributes to ESPN.com and is one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary film "Small Market, Big Heart".