Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports first broke the news that the Charlotte Bobcats and ex-Laker PG Ramon Sessions have agreed to terms on a contract and are finalizing the deal currently.
Point guard Ramon Sessions landing a two-year deal with Bobcats, source tells Yahoo! Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 12, 2012
The terms to the deal are unclear at this time, but the monetary value of the contract should be completed by the end of the day.
Sessions will come into Charlotte and presumably compete for the starting PG job. There have been reports, most notably by Rick Bonnell, that Kemba Walker would be the starting PG for the Bobcats regardless of whether or not Sessions was signed. It’s just hard to imagine that a player who was starting for the western conference contending Lakers last season wouldn’t be considered for this starting job. Either way, Sessions is going to make a huge impact in aiding the Bobcats to score the basketball.
In 23 games for the Lakers last season Sessions averaged 12.7 PPG, 6.2 APG & 3.8 RPG.
This signing will also mean that D.J. Augustin’s days in Charlotte are finished. If Charlotte isn’t able to work out a sign-and-trade for Augustin they will simply rescind his qualifying offer and allow him to become an unrestricted free agent.
Terms of the contract will be updated as soon as details come out.