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Sacramento Kings sign Ramon Sessions

Ramon Sessions and the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal according to Yahoo Sports. The Kings’ bi-annual exception will be used to fit him under the salary cap.

Luckily for Sacramento, Sessions is signing far below market value. The 56th overall pick out of Nevada in 2007 gained acclaim when the Milwaukee Bucks served him extended minutes to finish his rookie season. Sessions averaged 15 assists his last five games, and produced a monster 20-point, 24-assist, two-turnover performance April 14 versus the Chicago Bulls.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed him to a four-year, $16 million contract in 2009 and he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers during the span of the contract. Sessions also played for the Charlotte Bobcats, who traded him back to the Bucks in the second year of their deal, and he has averaged 11.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 467 career appearances (127 starts). The combo guard has significantly improved his outside shooting in recent years.

For Sessions to earn a rotation spot in Sacramento, the 28-year-old will have to beat out young, promising talent. The Kings are expected to play free agent signee Darren Collison and 2013 surprise Ray McCallum at the point, and lottery picks Ben McLemore and Nik Stauskas at the two. Of course, nothing should be put behind Sessions who has embraced low expectations his entire career.

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Rui Thomas

Rui Thomas is an NFL and NBA aficionado whose credits include Yahoo! Sports, FanNation, GoldenGateSports and Radiosurvivor.com. He also owns the Theruination.net. Rui sympathizes with every West Coast team.

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