The Kings had a pretty good point guard in Isaiah Thomas on the roster last season, but didn’t want to pay what he would cost as a restricted free agent.
Sacramento completed a sign-and-trade to send him to Phoenix on a deal worth $27 million over four years.
Darren Collison was added in free agency, a player that the Kings believed would be an upgrade over Thomas, especially defensively. But they grabbed another veteran point guard just to make sure that depth is accounted for at the position.
Free-agent guard Ramon Sessions has reached agreement on a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Sessions, one of the best available players left on the market, will join free agent Darren Collison and rookie Nik Stauskas as fresh faces in the Kings’ backcourt rotation. The Kings are using the bi-annual exception provision to sign Sessions.
This is a solid signing for the Kings, and it could easily be argued that Sessions is the best point guard on the roster, and deserving of a spot in the team’s starting lineup.
Sessions spit time between Charlotte and Milwaukee last season, after being dealt from the former to the latter in a trade deadline deal. He finished out the year with the Bucks averaging 15.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 32.5 minutes per contest.