Knicks Expected to Offer Midlevel Exception to Bucks’ Sessions


Jul 20, 2009

The Knicks' search for a starting point guard may finally be over.

According to a tweet from the Journal Times’ Gery Woelfel, the Knicks are prepared to use their full $5.8 million midlevel exception on restricted free agent Ramon Sessions of the Milwaukee Bucks. An offer could come as soon as Monday or Tuesday.

New York — which just missed out on Stephen Curry in the draft and failed to sign Jason Kidd in free agency — has been in need of a pass-first point guard to run Mike D’Antoni’s fast-paced offense, and Sessions could be the perfect fit. The 23-year-old has averaged 11.6 points and 6.0 assists per game in his two years in the league and has been heralded as one of the most underrated free agents of the offseason.

If the Knicks do sign Sessions to an offer sheet as expected, the Bucks will have one week to match. Milwaukee has seen both Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva depart town this offseason, so the team could very well have the financial flexibility to keep Sessions.

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