Because the Bobcats needed something else to go wrong….
Ramon Sessions, the veteran point guard the Bobcats bring off the bench, will be out the next 2-4 weeks because of a sprained MCL in his left knee, tweets Steve Reed of the Associated Press. This happened during the Bobcats loss to the Nets on Wednesday.
In the season Sessions is averaging 27.1 minutes and 14.4 points a game for the Bobcats, with a PER of 17.9. He’d see more minutes and responsibility in a lot of places, but with Charlotte it’s about grooming Kemba Walker so Sessions has more of a back seat role.
A role he will not play the next several weeks.
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Tonight the NBA All-Star Game starters will be announced. Then the coaches have a week to vote and the rest of the roster will be put together by them.
This year should see a few first-time All-Stars, guys bursting on the scene and grabbing fans attention — so we asked people on Twitter who they most wanted to see in his first All-Star Game and I break it down in this PBT Extra.
The winner? Giannis Antetokounmpo with 45 percent of the vote. Which shouldn’t be a surprise, he’s second in the fan voting for the frontcourt in the East (behind only LeBron James). Good news for those fans, the Greek Freak is almost guaranteed to be a starter, he’s getting plenty of media votes and likely a lot from the players as well.
Second place in the poll? Joel Embiid of the Sixers. I’d love to see him, but will players and media members vote in a guy on a minutes restriction? Will the coaches pick him for that same reason? He is on the bubble.