News: The Gaston Gazette reports that Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions could be shut down for the rest of the season. He has been out since March 8 with a knee injury. Said Charlotte coach Mike Dunlap on Sessions: Hes doing more and more, but I think its going to be a bit longer before we decide. Were not going to do anything that would jeopardize him.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should plan to be without Sessions for the rest of this year. Even if he does return his Fantasy value would be minimal since he would be playing at less than 100 percent.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions has been diagnosed with a sprain MCL and is expected to miss two to four weeks of action, according to the Associated Press Thursday. Sessions appeared to have sustained the injury Wednesday night against the Nets and will not require surgery.
Analysis: This is a tough break for Sessions, who had averaged 14.1 points in February, and had scored in double figures in two of his first four games in March. Sessions is still hopeful of returning before the end of the season, so we'll continue to keep tabs on his progress moving forward. Still, with about six weeks remaining in the regular season, his Fantasy impact may be marginal. He should be stashed in deeper formats heading into the final stretch of the season.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions enjoyed a solid performance off the bench in Friday's contest against the Jazz. Sessions went 4 of 8 shooting from the field, including 0 of 2 from downtown, and 3 of 4 from the charity stripe. He finished with 11 points, an assist and a steal while logging 18 minutes of game action in a 98-68 defeat.
Analysis: Sessions stayed in double figures for the second consecutive game and is averaging 10.7 points and 3.7 assists in his last six games played. He is also shooting 36.5 percent from the field and 30.0 percent from beyond the arc over that span. Sessions is putting up career numbers during his first year in Charlotte, despite struggling with his shot for most of the season. Still, Fantasy owners should consider him as a a viable start in most formats -- especially in category-based ones since he has the ability to fill up the stat sheet.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions turned in a bounce-back performance during Wednesday's contest against the Pistons. Sessions, who knocked down just two of his nine field-goal attempts the last time he was on the court, finished with 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting in the 105-99 defeat. He made two of his three 3-point attempts and also added eight assists, six rebounds and two steals to his stat line, while logging 32 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Sessions is putting up career numbers during his first year in Charlotte, despite struggling with his shot for most of the season. Still, the 26-year-old is averaging a career-best 14.9 points on 41 percent shooting from the field and he is also giving owners 3.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds. While he isn't the most efficient option on the court, Sessions' ability to fill up a box score makes him a viable start in most formats -- especially in category-based ones.
News: Charlotte guard Ramon Sessions was the only player in double figures off the bench for the Bobcats on Wednesday during a blowout loss at Indiana. Sessions scored 13 points on 3 of 9 shooting with a 3-pointer over 24 minutes. He additionally grabbed three rebounds and had two steals and an assist.
Analysis: Sessions has been scoring consistently this season around 15 points per game as the first half of the year is coming to an end. He's actually been passing pretty well too and those two categories keep him viable in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions continued to provide a big boost off the bench Wednesday, scoring in double-figures for the fourth game in a row against the Cavaliers. Sessions finished second on the team with 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting in 27 minutes, while adding a 4-for-4 mark at the free-throw line. He struggled a bit with his ball-handling however, turning the ball over five times while racking up just three assists, in a 122-95 loss.
Analysis: Sessions is having arguably the best season of his career, scoring 15.0 points per game despite shooting just 40.9 percent from the field. He is making up for poor shooting by going to the free-throw line a career-high 5.9 times per game and hitting 85.2 percent of those shots. Sessions is second on the team in scoring, despite Charlottes point-guard heavy roster. He is on a team-friendly two-year contract, and the Bobcats may end up looking to move him to open up room for younger players. The 26-year-old is doing an excellent job of building up value, and can be considered a viable starting Fantasy option in many formats.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions topped the 20-point plateau for the third time in four games Wednesday against the Spurs, as he remains hot. Sessions dropped 20 points on 8 of 19 shooting, while missing a pair of three-pointers. He added just one assist in the game, his lowest total in more than two weeks. Sessions also snagged three steals, while turning the ball over three times in 37 minutes. Charlotte lost the game, 102-78.
Analysis: Sessions is averaging 19.2 points per game over the last five, thanks larger to a new score-first mentality. He is attempting 14.0 shots per game in that span, while adding 6.2 trips to the free-throw line. Sessions has developed into a solid scorer, averaging 14.7 points per game, the highest mark of his career. His 4.0 assists per game average is the second-lowest of his career, as he continues to make the transition from passer to scorer. Sessions ranks 10th in the league in free-throw attempts per game, at 5.7 per game, the highest total of his career. Fantasy owners will want to get Sessions in the active lineup in most formats while he is rolling.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions continued his strong play Wednesday against the Hawks, scoring a season-high 27 points in 30 minutes off the bench in a 104-92 loss. Sessions shot 10 of 16 from the field, with one three-pointer, while going perfect on six free-throw attempts. He added five assists and three rebounds, while turning the ball over just once.
Analysis: Sessions has been extremely productive through the month of January, scoring in double figures in all but one of his 11 games so far. He is averaging 15.7 points and 4.1 assists per game, while turning the ball over just .9 times per game. Sessions is getting to the free-throw line a ton, averaging 6.7 attempts per game, while shooting 87.7 percent. Despite playing in a reserve role, Sessions still averages 27.1 minutes per game. Consider him a solid Fantasy option in most formats at this point.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions posted a team-high 16 points and had five rebounds during Charlotte's 97-93 loss to Sacramento on Saturday night. Sessions sank 5 of 10 shot attempts, including his lone try from 3-point range, to finish at least 50 percent from the field for the first time in the past six games. It was also only the second occasion this month as he connected on 50 percent of his attempts against Utah on Jan. 9.
Analysis: Sessions has been struggling with his accuracy from the field as he entered Saturday's game with a meager 35.2 field-goal percentage during the month of January. However, the 26-year-old remains the Bobcats' top scoring threat off the bench and will continue to receive quality minutes in order to help shake his cold stretch. He is averaging 14.2 points per game on the season, and is worth keeping active in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions continued his recent shooting struggles on Tuesday night against the Pacers. He scored 13 points on 3-of-10 shooting in the 103-76 loss. He missed his lone attempt from beyond the arc but went 7 for 8 from the charity stripe. Sessions posted two rebounds, a steal and an assist while playing 28 minutes in the defeat.
Analysis: Sessions is shooting just 20 percent from downtown in the previous five games and 34 percent overall. He is averaging 12.2 points with 3.4 assists during that stretch as his scoring has fallen off with his recent shooting woes. Sessions has had a resurgent campaign thus far and should be able to get back on track sooner rather than later. Keep an eye on his progress going forward and the 26-year-old remains a viable option in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions poured in 15 points off the bench during Charlotte's 108-101 overtime win over Detroit on Sunday night. Sessions connected on 5 of his 11 attempts from the field (1 of 2 from 3-point range) as he finished with at least 15 points for the third straight game. He also drained all four of his shots from the free-throw line and is now a pristine 20 for 20 from the charity stripe over his past three games.
Analysis: Sessions has been an integral member of the Bobcats' bench this season and entered Sunday's game averaging a career-high 14.4 points per game. He is being entrusted more in the team's offense and is attempting roughly 11 shots per game, which also represents a career best. He has been able to steady his scoring recently and is viewed as a quality option in deeper Fantasy formats while he's rolling.
News: The Bobcats ended a long losing streak Monday in Chicago and guard Ramon Sessions played a nice role off the bench. Sessions saw 25 minutes and went 5 for 9 from the field with a 3-pointer to score 15 points. Sessions also chipped in with two rebounds and two assists in the game.
Analysis: Sessions, who also had a steal against the Bulls, is averaging 14.4 points per game over his last five. He shows his scoring prowess one night, only to have minimal production the next. He is a model of inconsistency and that keeps his Fantasy value relegated to deep formats.
News: Charlotte guard Ramon Sessions turned in another productive performance in Wednesday's contest against the Heat. Sessions poured in 19 points in the 105-92 win on 7 on 12 shooting from the field. He went 1 for 3 from downtown and also added five assists and one rebound to his stat line while logging 36 minutes of game action.
Analysis: After going through a bit of lull, Sessions has started to heat back up for the Bobcats. While the 26-year-old continues to come off the bench, is averaging 16.2 points over his last five contests and is shooting 52 percent from the field over that stretch. With Ben Gordon still dealing with a knee injury, Sessions will be asked to shoulder more of the scoring load, so Fantasy owners should take advantage and get him active while he is putting up numbers on a nightly basis.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions failed to score in double figures for the first time in seven games Wednesday against the Suns. Sessions went just 1 of 4 from the field, scoring two points in 18 minutes in a 121-104 loss. Sessions added four assists in the game, while turning the ball over three times. He added one rebound and one steal.
Analysis: Now that the Bobcats are back to full strength, we are seeing that Sessions does still have a place in the teams rotations. He is playing 23.3 minutes per game in the month of December, averaging 11.3 points and 4.1 assists per game, while shooting 40.2 percent from the field. Sessions is still seeing decent playing time, so Fantasy owners should consider him to be a viable low-end option in deeper formats.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions continued to see a smaller role in the offense Saturday against the Spurs, as he has seen Gerald Hendersons return sap his minutes. Sessions played 24 minutes off the bench in a blowout loss, scoring 12 points on 4 of 12 shooting. He added four turnovers, as the Bobcats fell, 132-102.
Analysis: Sessions has enjoyed a solid first season in Charlotte, but he seems to be reaching a point of diminishing returns. Sessions is averaging just 9.4 points per game over the last five games, as he has seen his playing time fall to 23.4 minutes per game. At this point, he should be considered more of a low-end Fantasy option until he can see a bigger chunk of the team's minutes.
News: Charlotte guard Ramon Sessions scored 18 points off the bench Wednesday in Atlanta to finish second on the team in scoring. Sessions shot 7 of 17 from the field over 34 minutes but missed both 3-pointers he attempted. He contributed with eight assists, two rebounds and two steals in the loss to the Hawks.
Analysis: Sessions shot 1 for 9 from the field in the team's last game Monday at Oklahoma City. He saw just 19 minutes in that game and scored seven points. That said, he combined to score 43 points in the two games prior to that. It seems he gets playing time as long as his shots are falling. Sessions is averaging over 16 points per game this year but isn't shooting well overall and brings limited other statistics to the table. That is why he should only be starting in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions turned in another solid performance off the bench as he posted his fourth 20-point game of the season Friday night against the Hawks. Sessions scored 22 and grabbed four rebounds in a 101-91 defeat. He went 6 of 15 shooting from the floor, including 2 of 4 from downtown, and knocked down 8 of 11 free throws on the night. He also chipped in with four assists and two steals in 29 minutes of work.
Analysis: Sessions has done an excellent job coming off the bench as Kemba Walker's primary replacement. He has scored 14-plus points in four of his last five games while nearly shooting 40 percent from the field. His poor shooting may hurt some in category-based formats, but the 26-year-old is the second-leading scorer on the team and is averaging 16.3 points, 4.4 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game this season. He should be viewed as a viable Fantasy option in most formats moving forward.
News: Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions posted his third 20-plus game of the season during Charlotte's win over the Bucks Monday night. Sessions poured in a season-high 23 points in the 102-98 victory, on 6 of 13 shooting from the field. He scored nine points in the final period of play, including a pair of free-throws with 4.9 seconds to play. Sessions actually went a perfect 10 for 10 from the charity stripe and also added four rebounds, four assists and one steal to his stat line, while logging 32 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Sessions continues to serve as Kemba Walker's primary backup and he has thrived in that role. The 26-year-old is currently second on the team in scoring behind Walker and is averaging a very productive 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists over his last five games. While Sessions poor shooting percentage does hurt some owners in category-based formats, he has productive enough in other areas of the box score to keep active in most leagues moving forward.
News: Charlotte point guard Ramon Sessions played 30 minutes off the bench on Tuesday in a blowout win over the Wizards. Sessions scored a game-high 21 points coming off the pine as he went 7 of 18 from the field with a 3-pointer. He added five rebounds and two assists in the solid performance.
Analysis: Sessions has been playing quite well off the bench for the Bobcats as he's scoring around 18 points per game over his last five contests. Sessions can hurt your Fantasy team when it comes to percentages, but he does give valuable points, boards and assists for a low-end Fantasy option.
News: With Gerald Henderson expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a foot injury, guard Ramon Sessions could see some extra minutes over the next few weeks. Sessions, who has been used as Kemba Walker's primary backup thus far, poured in 17 points in Charlotte's loss to the Suns Wednesday night. He was just 2 of 10 from the field but went 12 for 14 at the free-throw line and also added nine assists and three rebounds to his stat line, while logging a season-high 35 minutes off then bench.
Analysis: While it appears Sessions will continue to come off the bench, most are expecting his minutes to go up over the next few weeks. The 26-year-old was going to be line to see a healthy number of minutes even if Henderson didn't get hurt, but now he could see some time at shooting guard as well as running the point. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his playing time over the next few games. As long as Sessions is seeing 25-plus minutes per night, he would be worth starting as a viable mid-range option in most formats.
News: Bobcats point guard Ramon Sessions gave his team a bit of a spark off the bench during Friday's season opener against the Pacers. Sessions dropped 11 points and dished out four assists off the bench in a 90-89 victory. He shot 3 of 8 from the field and drilled his only shot from downtown. He also chipped in with two rebounds and one steal in 21 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Sessions has shown that he can be a decent contributor off the bench and seemed to fit that role in his first game with his new team on Friday. He could be one of the first players to come off the bench for the Bobcats and should be viewed as a low-end Fantasy guard in deeper formats moving forward.
News: The Bobcats have agreed to a two-year contract with former Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions Thursday, according to ESPN.com.The financial terms of the deal has yet to be announced. Sessions, who opted out of his contract with the Lakers, will replace D.J. Augustin at the point guard position and will compete with Kemba Walker for the starting position.
Analysis: Sessions averaged 12.7 points, 6.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game last season for the Lakers with 19 starts. He had his struggles in the postseason but could bring a spark into Charlotte's backcourt. Sessions averaged 11.1 points and five assists per game during his career and is considered a low-end No. 3 Fantasy guard, worth targeting in the middle rounds on Draft day.
News:Ramon Sessions declined his $4.5 million player option for next season, opting to become a free agent rather than returning to the Lakers. He becomes an unrestricted free agent, though the Lakers do retain his Bird Rights, meaning they can go above the salary cap to bring him back in the fold. According to ESPN.com, the Lakers reached out to Sessions agent as soon as the free-agency period began Sunday, to express their interest in bring him back. The report says that Sessions has no meetings scheduled with any teams other than the Lakers, though a number of franchises have reached out to his agent.
Analysis: Sessions stepped his play up upon being sent to Los Angeles in a trade, as he averaged 12.7 points and 6.2 assists while filling a big need for the team. He struggled in the postseason, however the Lakers have no other options at the point guard position, so they will likely do whatever they can to bring him back. If he does, expect similar numbers from the 25-year-old, making him a viable No. 3 Fantasy guard, worth targeting in the middle rounds on Draft Day.
News: Lakers guard Ramon Sessions has until June 20 to inform the team about whether he plans to pick up a player option worth $4.5 million next season or if he will test free agency. Sessions, who was acquired by the Lakers in a deadline-day trade from Cleveland, told the Los Angeles Times that he hopes to return to the Lakers on a long-term deal, though he may still choose to sign the option and return to the team for just one more season.
Analysis: Sessions improved his play after coming to the Lakers, averaging 12.7 points and 6.2 assists per game, but there were certainly signs of trouble. He was torched by the Thunder in the postseason, which may make the Lakers rethink their desire to sign him for a longer deal, as he was expected to help the team get over the hump. Sessions is certainly a starting-caliber point guard in the NBA, so we will have to see where he ends up this offseason before determining his Fantasy value. Assuming the status quo remains and he returns to Los Angeles, Sessions would be worth targeting with a middle round pick on Draft Day.
News: Lakers guard Ramon Sessions said his sprained left shoulder is starting to improve, reports the Orange County Register. Sessions, who has been playing through his injury for the past few weeks, also added that he doesn't believe he will have to miss any games moving forward due to his ailment. Sessions is averaging 16.0 points, 8.3 assists and 5.0 rebounds through six games in April.
Analysis: Sessions is also dealing with a jammed right index finger and is now sporting a splint on his finger along with a protective pad on his left shoulder. However, he has been able to pay through his injures thus far and is expected to be able to moving forward. Still, Fantasy owners -- especially in daily formats -- should keep an eye on his status moving forward. Sessions has developed into a high-end Fantasy option at the guard position since being dealt to Los Angeles, so leave him active in all formats as long as he is able to remain in the lineup.
News: Lakers guard Ramon Sessions was able to notch his fourth double-double of the season during Saturday's contest against the Hornets. Sessions finished with 12 points and 10 assists in the 88-85 victory, on 4 of 8 shooting from the field. He also added two rebounds and one steal to his stat line, while logging 32 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Sessions has played well since joining the Lakers and is now running the show for the Lakers. The 25-year-old is averaging 12.4 points, 7.0 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals since cracking the starting lineup and is shooting 49 percent from the field over that stretch. Fantasy owners should continue to roll with the 25-year-old in all formats heading into Week 15 (April 2-8).
News: Lakers guard Ramon Sessions made his first start with his new team during Friday night's contest against the Trail Blazers, and he continued to star as the team's primary play maker. Sessions finished second on the team in scoring on the night, putting up 20 points on 6 of 10 shooting while dishing out 11 assists for his first double-double in a Lakers uniform. Sessions also grabbed six rebounds in the game and had just three turnovers as the Lakers won the game, 103-96.
Analysis: It didn't take Sessions long to unseat Steve Blake, but that was what most people expected when he was traded to the Lakers. The 25-year-old has played well off the bench for his new team and, if the first game is any indication, he should continue to shine for the team moving forward. Owners should consider Sessions a viable Fantasy guard in all formats heading into Week 14 (March 26-April 1).
News: Coach Mike Brown told reporters on Friday night that he has no plans to move guard Ramon Sessions into the starting lineup anytime soon. Sessions, who made his debut for the Lakers against Minnesota, finished with seven points, five assists and three turnovers in 19 minutes. "I don't want to guarantee anything or put anything in stone because I don't know if it's healthy to do that all the time," Lakers coach Mike Brown said following the team's film session and light voluntary practice on Saturday. "It's definitely Steve's (Blake)job for the foreseeable future and it might be his job for the rest of the year. I don't know." Sessions made a solid case for changing the timeline on Sunday against the Jazz, however, as he outscored Blake 10 points to none, while dishing out four more assists than him in four fewer minutes in the Lakers' 103-99 loss.
Analysis: Most people are expecting Sessions to unseat Blake at some point, and while we agree, it might not happen during Fantasy Week 13 (March 23-29). Fantasy owners should keep an eye on how things play out moving forward with Sessions. Even off the bench, the 25-year-old should be in line for a healthy does of minutes and see plenty of run with the first team. However, consider him more of a low-end option during the upcoming scoring period unless something changes.
News: Newly-acquired Lakers guard Ramon Sessions didnt take long to make his presence felt, as he made his debut with the Lakers on Friday, just one day after coming to the team in a trade-deadline deal from Cleveland. Sessions played just 19 minutes in the game against the Timberwolves, as the team will ease him into the rotation before eventually moving him to the starting lineup. He finished the game with seven points on 3 of 6 shooting with four rebounds and five assists as the Lakers defeated the Wolves, 97-92. After the game, Sessions earned high marks from the most important man hell need to impress on the team. "He's fast, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant told NBA.com. He's going to be a guy teams are going to have to address and game plan for."
Analysis: A move to the starting lineup is inevitable for Sessions and its been a long time coming, as he spent much of the season playing great ball off the bench in Cleveland. Sessions is going to be a hot commodity, as he takes charge of an offense with three terrific offensive weapons, so if he is still available in your league, pick him up. Once he gets acclimated, Sessions should become a very useful Fantasy guard in all formats, so continue to monitor how the Lakers use him.
News: ESPN.com reports the Lakers have agreed to a trade for Cavaliers point guard Ramon Sessions for a future draft pick. Sessions has long been rumored to be headed to the Lakers, who are in need of help at point guard with Derek Fisher and Steve Blake the best two options.
Analysis: This is a great move for the Lakers, and Sessions should benefit as well with the additional playing time he will get. He might not start right away, but he should do better with the Lakers than he did with the Cavaliers since he was playing behind sensational rookie Kyrie Irving. Sessions now becomes a decent point guard option in the majority of leagues and is worth owning and starting if he fits in with the Lakers right away.
News: The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions, the subject of persistent trade rumors since the club drafted Kyrie Irving last June, said Sunday he hopes to be part of the team after Thursday's trade deadline. "I have been hearing rumors since my first season in Milwaukee," Sessions said. "It's one of those things you get used to." Sessions holds a $4.55 million player's option for next season, but said he will not make a decision on whether to exercise it until the offseason. If the Cavs do not move him at the deadline and Sessions opts out, they could lose him for nothing. The Lakers and Hawks are two teams rumored to have interest in Sessions. The Timberwolves, fighting for a Western Conference playoff spot, might also be calling the Cavaliers after the season-ending knee injury to point guard Ricky Rubio.
Analysis: Cleveland coach Byron Scott also expressed his hope for the team to retain Sessions for the rest of the season. "I'm not going to sit here and say I don't think about that," Scott said. "If Sess is not here, what are you going to do? I go, 'Damn, I have no idea.' That's how well he's playing." We'd love the idea of Sessions going to Minnesota to help replace Rubio, and Fantasy owners should continue to monitor what develops leading up to Thursday's deadline. For now, consider Sessions a low-end Fantasy guard in Week 12, and he should not be used in most scoring formats.
News: With Kyrie Irving out with an illness, the Cavaliers tapped guard Ramon Sessions for the start on Friday against the Bulls, and he did not disappoint. Sessions scored 16 points in 30 minutes in the game, making 6 of 12 from the field while adding a couple of three-pointers. He also added a team-high seven assists in the game, while also providing a steal and two rebounds, however the Cavaliers were no match for Chicago, who won, 112-91.
Analysis: Sessions has been very good in backup point guard duty for the Cavaliers this season; so good, in fact, that the team is hoping to trade him before the March 15 deadline. Sessions is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 assists per game in just 24.9 minutes, making him a very nice breakout candidate for the second half if he can consistently get starters minutes. That wont happen in Cleveland, but if he does get moved, watch for him to become a starting caliber Fantasy option. As is, he remains a viable low-end choice for Fantasy owners.
News: Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions had another solid game off the bench on Wednesday, scoring 11 points in just 24 minutes against the Hornets. He had just two rebounds and an assist in the game however he continues to be a productive backup point guard.
Analysis: Rumors have swirled about Sessions future with the team for some time, as they seem to view him more as trade bait than anything else. A trade would clearly be the best thing for Sessions Fantasy value, as he remains stuck behind Kyrie Irving. Sessions is averaging 11.6 points and 4.4 assists over the teams last five games, and should be good for close to that production if he remains with them, however his value would certainly go up if he was moved. Until that happens, continue to consider Sessions a solid low-end Fantasy option.
News: With Kyrie Irving back from his concussion, Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions returned to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Pacers but still had a productive performance. He scored 13 points and dished out four assists in the 98-87 win. He went a perfect 5 for 5 from the field, with two of those shots coming from beyond the arc, and made his lone free throw. Sessions, who played 30 minutes, also chipped in with four rebounds and two assists in the victory.
Analysis: Sessions caught fire while Irving was out and while he was slightly less productive on Wednesday, he is definitely making a case for more playing time. He is averaging 15.4 points with nine assists and 3.6 rebounds in his last five contests, and is shooting 54 percent from downtown over that span. Keep an eye on how he is used going forward but owners should temper their expectations from the 25-year-old. Consider Sessions as more of an option for deeper Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions logged his second straight double-double while filling in for rookie Kyrie Irving during Friday night's contest against the Bucks. Sessions finished with 12 points and a season-high 16 assists in the 113-112 victory, on 4 of 16 shooting from the field. He went a perfect 4 for 4 from the free-throw line and also chipped in with five rebounds, while logging 45 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Sessions has now turned in a pair of strong performances while filling in for Irving, which could pay off for the 25-year-old down the road. The Cavaliers have been quietly shopping the former University of Nevada standout, so there is a chance he could be moved prior to the trade deadline. However, he will remain in Cleveland in the short term and will likely continue to start as long as Irving remains sidelined. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Irving's status heading into Week 8 (Feb. 13-19). Sessions would be worth using in most formats if he continues to start in the next scoring period.
News: Cleveland PG Ramon Sessions got the start on Wednesday with Kyrie Irving being a surprise inactive against the Clippers with a concussion. Sessions went off in Irving's place as the Cavaliers beat the Clippers. Sessions was the second-leading scorer for Cleveland in the game as he went 9 of 16 from the field and 2 of 4 from 3-point range to score 24 points. He added 13 assists and both of those figures were season highs. Sessions added two rebounds, one steal and a block for the Cavs. He only turned the ball over three times in 38 minutes.
Analysis: The 25-year-old Sessions has shown flashes of brilliance in his young NBA career and Wednesday was another of those times. He hasn't had the best season to this point, but if Irving must miss some time, Sessions could be a worthy Fantasy pickup in deeper formats across the board.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions' shooting woes continued during Tuesday night's contest against the Heat. Sessions made just two of his eight field-goal attempts in the 107-91 defeat, finishing with nine points. He went 1 of 2 from downtown and also chipped in with five rebounds and four assists, while logging 30 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Despite the strong play of Kyrie Irving, Sessions has still be seeing a decent amount of run for the Cavaliers. He is averaging 27.2 minutes over his last five contests and just under 23 minutes per night on the season. However, Sessions is really struggling to knock down his shots right now. He is shooting just 31 percent from the field over his last five contests and is averaging 8.4 points per game over that stretch. Still, his track record suggests he should be able to shoot his way out of his slump, so owners should continue to roll with the 25-year-old as a viable low-end Fantasy G, while he is seeing a decent amount of run.
News: The Los Angeles Lakers recently discussed a trade with Cleveland for G Ramon Sessions, according to Yahoo Sports. No deal is imminent as the Lakers continue to seek help in their depleted backcourt that includes injuries to Steve Blake and 37-year-old Derek Fisher.
Analysis: With rookie G Kyrie Irving surging for the Cavaliers, Sessions has seen limited action and is averaging just 21.8 minutes per game this season. The 25-year-old has struggled with his accuracy this season and is averaging just 34 percent from the field -- more than 10 points lower than his career mark (44.8 percent). Fantasy owners should keep track of the talks, but Sessions is a low-end reserve option in deeper formats for now.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions scored 10 points off the bench during Tuesday night's contest against the Heat. Sessions made three of his seven shot attempts in the 92-85 defeat and also chipped in with five rebounds and three assists, while logging 22 minutes of game action. Sessions is averaging 8.4 points, 4.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds over his last five contests.
Analysis: Sessions continues to play behind rookie Kyrie Irving off the bench and the rookie's strong play of late has really limited the 25-year-old's Fantasy value of late. He is averaging under 10 points per game one the season to go along with 4.6 assists, which translates into a low-end option in most formats. Continue to view him as such unless his role changes over the next few weeks.
News: Cleveland PG Ramon Sessions managed just four points in Monday's win at Charlotte. Sessions came off the bench for 22 minutes in the game and went just 1 of 4 from the field with two free throws. He did dish out nine assists in the win, however, for the Cavaliers. Sessions grabbed three rebounds in the performance.
Analysis: Sessions is putting up just 8.0 points per game over his last five and has not displayed the prowess of a scorer this season over 22 minutes per night. Sessions is bringing home 4.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds, but is doing little else to make Fantasy owners happy. Sessions is playing like a guard only worth using in the deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions had another poor night shooting the ball on Tuesday against the Jazz. He went just 1 for 6 from the floor and finished with 11 points in the 113-105 loss. He did most of his scoring at the free-throw line, where he went 9 for 11. Sessions, who played 21 minutes off the bench, chipped in with four assists and two rebounds in the defeat. He is shooting 29 percent from the floor (11 of 37) over his last five games.
Analysis: Sessions has seen his minutes cut a bit due to the emergence of rookie Kyrie Irving and has struggled to find a groove over his last few games. He is shooting just 34 percent from the field on the year, but is still finding a way to average double-digit scoring. Keep an eye on his progress going forward to see if he can snap out of his slump. But with his recent production, leave Sessions for the deepest of formats until further notice.
News: Cleveland PG Ramon Sessions came off the bench on Wednesday in a loss to Toronto. Sessions played 22 minutes and did not shoot well as he went 2 for 7 from the field with a 3-pointer to score seven points. Sessions added four rebounds and one assist in the game.
Analysis: Sessions has been passing the ball well lately with nine and eight assists, respectively, in each of his previous two games before Wednesday. Still, his shot has been off as he's shooting less than 40 percent from the field this season. Sessions is just a low-end Fantasy option until he starts seeing consistently around 30 minutes per game or shoots better.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions was able to do some scoring off the bench in Wednesday's game against the Pistons. He scored 16 points and hauled in seven rebounds in the 105-89 win. He went 4 for 11 from the floor, including 2 for 4 from downtown, and made all six of his free throws. Sessions, who played 28 minutes, also chipped in with six assists and a steal.
Analysis: Sessions has scored in double figures each of the first two games this season and has done a decent job of filling up the stat sheet thus far. He will have a larger role with the Cavs until rookie Kyrie Irving gets up to speed so owners should ride his production while he's seeing the minutes. Eventually his numbers might take a dip but Sessions should be considered a low-end option in the majority of Fantasy leagues at this point.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions played well in Cleveland's loss to the Raptors on Monday. Sessions, who came of the bench, finished with a team-high 18 points on 6 of 12 shooting from the field in the 104-96 win. He went 2 of 4 from downtown and also chipped in with six assists, four rebounds and a steal, while logging 22 minutes.
Analysis: Many though Sessions would start the season as the team's starting point guard, but coach Byron Scott decided to go with Kyrie Irving to start the year. However, Sessions still got some decent run, which is a trend that should continue, at least until Irving becomes a bit more seasoned. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his minutes moving forward. While Sessions' will likely lose a bit of value as the season progresses, he can be considered more than viable No. 3 guard over the first few Fantasy weeks.
News: Cleveland G Ramon Sessions said Sunday that he is fully healed from offseason hernia surgery, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal. Sessions appeared in 81 games with the Cavaliers last season and posted an average of 13.3 points and 5.2 assists per game.
Analysis: Sessions also said he isn't demanding a trade after Cleveland selected G Kyrie Irving with the first overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft. The Cavaliers now have four players who can play the point on their roster. "Im here. I get along with B.D., Kyrie, [Daniel Gibson]," Sessions told the newspaper. "Its exciting to compete with those guys day in and day out. Fantasy owners should monitor the playing-time situation as Sessions is likely to see a reduction in minutes. Consider him a late-round selection in 2011-12 Fantasy drafts for now.
News:Kyrie Irving probably secured his spot atop the NBA draft when he went to Cleveland and beat his future coach in a shooting contest. Yet even surrounded by family and friends from his nearby hometown, Irving couldn't relax Thursday night. "When David Stern came up there and said that the Cleveland Cavaliers have five more minutes on the clock, that felt like the longest five minutes of my life," Irving said. There was no chance the Cavs would deal Irving, confident his foot is healthy enough to lead the rebuilding effort that follows LeBron James' departure and no doubt impressed when the Duke point guard beat Cavs coach Byron Scott in a shooting contest during his workout. Irving will have to compete for playing time with Baron Davis and Ramon Sessions, although Scott has previously said Davis will remain the starter and Sessions could seek a trade.
Analysis: Sessions is now No. 3 on the depth chart for the Cavs behind Davis and Irving, and his Fantasy value is minimal following the draft. We hope Sessions can find a way out of Cleveland because a new team would definitely help his Fantasy value. Continue to monitor what develops because Sessions could be worth drafting with a late-round pick.
News: The Akron Beacon-Journal reports that if the Cavaliers plan to draft a point guard in the NBA Draft, Ramon Sessions would then request a trade. He does not want to be third on the depth chart behind Baron Davis and a rookie. Sessions averaged 13.3 points and 5.2 assists last season, his first in Cleveland. Now 25 and a four-year veteran, Sessions believes he can start in this league. That doesn't appear likely to happen in Cleveland. Coach Byron Scott said during the season he likes to have three point guards available, but the Cavs may struggle to find enough minutes to keep Sessions happy.
Analysis: Sessions averaged 14.5 points and 5.9 assists in 38 starts for the Cavs, compared to 12.2 points and 4.5 assists as a reserve. He played most of the season with a hernia that has since been surgically repaired. We don't expect him to get much playing time if he stays in Cleveland, so a move elsewhere would help his value. Keep an eye on what happens, but in the right situation, Sessions would be worth drafting in all leagues.
News: After a sub-par beginning to the season after such high expectations after LeBron James' departure, Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions got things together once the new year hit. Before that point, he barely averaged double-figure scoring, though he put up solid assist numbers. But after 2011 appeared on the calendar, Sessions' average continued to rise. He ended up pouring in 15 points per game after the All-Star break, to go along with five assists each night. Sessions continued to improve as the season wore on, and it culminated in his best season as a pro. Sessions had surgery to repair his hernia in mid-April. The next step for Sessions is a period of rest, treatment and rehabilitation. He's expected to be fine for the start of the 2011-12 season.
Analysis: Sessions saw career-highs in points per game (13.3) and field goal percentage (46.6) this past season, and it led to his best Fantasy campaign as well. He finished among some All-Star caliber players when it was all said and done. Jason Terry, Jameer Nelson, Ray Allen, and Stephen Jackson all finished the Fantasy season looking up to Sessions in standard CBSSports.com formats. He was drafted well after all of the aforementioned players, as owners took a shot at him in the 12th round on average. He outplayed the draft position by far, finishing as the No. 27 Fantasy guard in standard scoring leagues. Sessions will be heading into a contract season in 2011-12, so he may be motivated to play even better come October. Plan on drafting the Nevada-Reno product in the middle rounds of upcoming drafts.
News: With Baron Davis making his first start of the season for the Cavaliers, Ramon Sessions was relegated back to the bench Tuesday against the Heat. He still produced a solid effort on both ends of the floor, scoring 11 points on 3 of 6 shooting from the floor. Sessions was second only to Davis with six assists in the big win. He added six rebounds on the defensive end in 26 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Sessions hit some solid jump shots in the fourth quarter, to help the Cavs hold on against the late-surging Heat. He played a balanced game, and actually saw two more minutes of playing time than Davis. Though we expect him to eventually see less playing time than the veteran Davis, Sessions should still see decent playing time. Fantasy owners should monitor the situation moving forward, but we like the Nevada product as a low-end option for now.
News: The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports Tuesday that Cavaliers guard Baron Davis will start Tuesday night against Miami. Davis said Monday that he's still a "couple games away" from being able to start and play starter's minutes, but apparently he has changed his mind. Coach Byron Scott also felt Davis was ready. "I just thought it was time,'' Scott said. Ramon Sessions will now come off the bench.
Analysis: Sessions has more Fantasy value as a starter than he does as a reserve, so keep an eye on how he does with Davis now starting. Sessions is still worth using in deeper formats, but his value will likely be limited in standard leagues.
News: Cavaliers point guard Baron Davis opted to come off the bench for a second straight game Sunday, rather than take Ramon Sessions spot in the starting lineup. Like Ive been saying, when Baron feels comfortable starting, well get him in there, Cleveland coach Byron Scott said prior to the game.
Analysis: Sessions already had his playing time cut into by Davis on Friday, with each guard playing 24 minutes. Davis posted the better stat line and should continue to get more playing time with each game, eventually taking over the role full time. Sessions has the ability to fill up a box score with production across the board, but he is looking at erratic production ahead with Davis back and healthy. Start Sessions at your own peril.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions got the start on Friday versus Detroit, but wasn't as productive as veteran Baron Davis. Davis returned to action after missing three games with a back injury and logged 24 minutes off the bench. Sessions would go 3 for 6 from the floor, missing his lone attempt from downtown, finishing with just six points. He added a steal, three rebounds and six assists in his 24 minutes on the court. The Cavaliers would go on to beat the Pistons, 97-91.
Analysis: Sessions normally produces better numbers when he starts, but that wasn't the case on Friday night. While Davis will probably resume the starting role at some point for the Cavs, Sessions will see his Fantasy value drop. Continue to view Sessions as a low-end guard option in deeper formats for the rest of the season -- whether he starts or comes off the bench.
News: The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that Cavaliers guard Baron Davis (back) will play Friday night against Detroit and is aiming for 20-25 minutes. However, he won't start, coach Byron Scott says. Ramon Sessions will remain the starter against the Pistons.
Analysis: Sessions has clearly played better as a starter since he averages 14.4 points and 6.1 assists this season and just 11.1 points and 4.5 assists as a reserve. Davis will likely start again soon, but owners in daily leagues can plan on using Sessions against the Pistons.
News: The Akron Beacon-Journal reports that with Baron Davis expected to return Friday night against Detroit, Ramon Sessions will now head to the bench. Sessions, who has played through a hernia to average 14.4 points and 6.1 assists this season as a starter, could now struggle. His stats dip to 11.1 points and 4.5 assists as a reserve. ''It's tough. I've been waiting to get a break my whole career,'' Sessions said. ''When Mo [Williams] was out, I feel like I did all I could do to finally get that break. But B.D. is a great player. If I have to come off the bench, I'm used to it. I'll go back to that role again.'' Sessions is expected to have surgery during the offseason to correct a hernia he was diagnosed with in late January. Some days are better than others, but Sessions said the hernia is a source of constant pain. ''It's an ache and when it pops out it's pain,'' said Sessions, whose abdomen bulged at least once during a game this season. ''For the most part, it's sore and achy. Sometimes it's a throbbing pain. ... If I can run up and down the court, I'll figure a way to make it work.''
Analysis: Fantasy owners should keep an eye on how Davis is used and what role Sessions will play. If Sessions is still a significant part of the rotation then he might be worth using in tandem with Davis. But if Sessions doesn't see the court much or suffers a setback with his hernia then his value will decline.
News: With Baron Davis still sidelined by back issues, Cavs guard Ramon Sessions once again ran the show Wednesday against the Nets. He finished the overtime game with 21 points on 7 of 15 shooting, and another 7 of 10 from the free throw line. Sessions tied a season-high with eight rebounds on the night, three at the offensive end. He added two assists and a steal, but would come up costly for Cleveland when it counted most. Kris Humphries stole the ball from him with 28.4 seconds left and the Nets clinging to a 92-90 lead.
Analysis: Despite the late blunder, Sessions played fairly well in 35 minutes of playing time and had his best scoring game in March. Still, Davis is expected to finally be back sooner than later, so his minutes and offensive load will take a hit. Fantasy owners should ride Sessions' solid play without the former All-Star, but temper their expectations once he returns. Sessions remains a low-end option in the majority of formats.
News: The News-Herald of Ohio reports that Cavaliers guard Baron Davis will likely be out for Wednesday's game against the Nets. The Cavaliers had planned to have Davis available Wednesday, but that strategy was foiled when their contact practice was canceled on Tuesday. Coach Byron Scott vowed not to play Davis until he could participate in a full-contact, five-on-five practice. It might have forced Davis to wait until Friday's game against Detroit to return to the court. Davis has missed the previous two games with back spasms. Scott said the chances of Davis playing against the Nets are "pretty slim." The Cavs will list him as questionable. Ramon Sessions will remain in the starting lineup, at least for the time being.
Analysis: Sessions will likely continue to start while Davis remains out with back spasms. Keep an eye on Davis, and once he returns we'll likely see Sessions see his value suffer. Keep Sessions active for now, but you might consider benching him if Scott makes a switch with the lineup once Davis is healthy.
News: The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports Monday that Cavaliers coach Byron Scott admitted he was thinking about changes to the starting lineup. He didn't specify, but three possibilities include Baron Davis for Ramon Sessions, if Davis recovers sufficiently from the back spasms that have been bothering him for a week, Daniel Gibson for Anthony Parker and Christian Eyenga for Alonzo Gee.
Analysis: Sessions will likely continue to start while Davis remains out with back spasms. Keep an eye on Davis, and once he returns we'll likely see Sessions see his value suffer. Keep Sessions active for now, but you might consider benching him if Scott makes a switch with the lineup once Davis is healthy.
News: The News-Herald reports that Cavs guard Ramon Sessions' overall numbers in his last 16 games are impressive. Sessions has averaged 17.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 7.6 assists and 1.4 steals and shot 48 percent from the field during that stretch. However, since Baron Davis arrived at the trade deadline, Sessions' numbers have tailed off. Sessions has averaged 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 0.5 steals in his last four games. The story says when Sessions is getting regular minutes and knows he's in charge, he plays extremely well. When that mind set is challenged, he sometimes goes into a shell. But now Davis is away from the team for the death of his grandmother, so Sessions should remain more heavily involved for at least the next three games. "Defenses are getting the idea that Ramon is a pretty good basketball player," coach Byron Scott said. "They are trying to hone in on him."
Analysis: With Davis expected to miss the first two games of Fantasy Week 21, keep Sessions active in all leagues. He should play at a high level until Davis returns, and once that happens then Sessions' value will lower. However, he will still be worth using in deeper formats even when he and Davis are playing together.
News: Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions continued his recent scoring run during Sunday's 95-91 loss to the Sixers. Sessions scored 20 points in the contest on 6 of 13 shooting from the field. He went 8 of 11 from the charity stripe and also dished out 10 assists -- notching his seventh double-double of the season. Sessions also added six rebounds and a block to his statline while logging 38 minutes. He has now recorded two double-doubles over his last three games.
Analysis: Sessions ended February on a absolute tear. He averaged 19.9 points during the month and has scored at least 20 points in four straight games. He is averaging a blistering 23.5 points over that stretch to go along with 8.0 assists and 1.8 steals. Sessions has continued to see extedned minutes running the point. However, that could be coming to an end with Baron Davis expected to be in the starting lineup when he gets healthy. The Cavaliers play three times during Fantasy Week 19 (Feb. 28-March 6) with the team's next matchup coming Wednesday against the Spurs. Still, even with Davis' debut on the horizon, Sessions has been playing to well to bench. Keep him active heading into the upcoming scoring period.
News: Cleveland played without guards Daniel Gibson and Mo Williams on Wednesday against Houston as Ramon Sessions had to run the show by himself basically. Sessions continued his excellent play as he recorded a solid double-double in the closely-contested loss. Sessions scored 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting with a 3-pointer and added 12 assists. He also had a steal.
Analysis: Sessions came out of the break just as hot as he was when he entered it. He's averaging 20 points, nine assists and over two steals per game over his last five contests and is shooting 58 percent from the field over that span. Sessions can be active in just about all Fantasy leagues at this point, especially with Williams expected to miss more time.
News: The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions has flourished in recent weeks heading into the All-Star break while starting in place of the injured Mo Williams. Over the last month, he is averaging 16.3 points and 7.6 assists in his last 16 games. Williams missed most of those with a hip injury. Since the start of February, Sessions is averaging 19.6 points and 8.9 assists in eight games. He had a season-high 32 points and nine assists after replacing an injured Williams less than four minutes into Wednesday's stunning win over the Los Angeles Lakers. All of those performances have increased his stock around the league, and Sessions is now a part of several trade rumors.
Analysis: Portland is among the teams interested, but Cleveland might stick with Sessions while he's playing like this. Fantasy owners should as well, and hopefully he can remain hot in the second half even when Williams is back at 100 percent. It might be a good time to sell high on Sessions if you can, but if you want to keep him active then consider him a No. 3 Fantasy guard as long as his production is at this level.
News: Cleveland PG Ramon Sessions came off the bench Wednesday and outplayed Mo Williams in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Sessions led the Cavaliers to the improbable victory as Williams did not even play in the second half. Sessions saw 36 minutes on the floor and went 9 of 16 with a 3-pointer to drop 32 points on the Lakers. He went 13 for 14 from the line and added eight assists and three steals with just three turnovers.
Analysis: Sessions was averaging almost 16 points per game over his previous 10 before Wednesday's outburst and he made the Cavaliers not need Williams. As long as Sessions comes out in the second half of the NBA season this hot, he should be active across the board.
News: Guard Ramon Sessions is having a resurgent year for the Cavaliers but he could see his playing time take a hit in the near future. He got the start on Friday night against the Clippers but Mo Williams also returned from injury, scoring 17 points off the bench. Sessions scored 12 points and dished out five assists in the 126-119 overtime win, snapping Cleveland's 26-game losing streak. He went 3 for 6 from the field and converted 6 of 7 free throws while playing 26 minutes. Sessions also had two rebounds in the victory.
Analysis: Sessions saw a ton of playing time while Williams was out but Friday's game could be a sign of things to come. He played fewer than 30 minutes for the first time since Jan. 30 and watched while Williams led the Cavs to the victory. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on this situation to see how everything plays out. Sessions is averaging 17.2 points with 9.6 assists and 4.8 rebounds over his last five contests, but all of those numbers will likely take a hit with fewer minutes. Keep Sessions active in deeper Fantasy formats as long as he is starting.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions posted 19 points and matched a season-high with 13 assists in the Cavaliers' 99-96 loss to Dallas on Monday night. Sessions connected on 6 of 12 shots from the field and a perfect 7 of 7 from the free-throw line to finish in double figures for the fifth consecutive game, one shy of his season best. It was also his fourth double-double of the season. He has had a sensational start to February and has drained 50 percent of his shots in all four games this month, including Monday.
Analysis: Sessions, one of Cleveland's few remaining healthy guards, has been playing through a hernia issue for the last week. He has been playing well despite the setback and recorded a whopping 10.0 assists and 19.8 points in his last four games. As long as he continues his high level of play, he will likely remain in the starting lineup for the struggling Cavaliers. Consider him a rising mid-range option in deeper leagues for now, but keep an eye on his health status.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions is the only healthy guard left for the Cavaliers after Monday's game against the Heat. Sessions, however, isn't 100 percent, either, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Sessions was diagnosed last week with a hernia but he continues to play through. ''Some days I wake up feeling OK, some days I wake up feeling pretty bad,'' Sessions said. ''Just one of those things you've got to monitor and take it as it is.'' Sessions scored 11 points and added seven assists on Monday at Miami. He shot just 3 of 10 from the field, however. ''If I can deal with the pain, I can play through it,'' Sessions said.
Analysis: Sessions has been playing well lately for the Cavaliers. He's averaging 12.6 points, 7.6 assists, 2.4 rebounds and had been shooting pretty well before Monday's game. Fantasy owners will want to monitor the hernia issue but can use him in most deeper Fantasy leagues right now.
News: Cleveland G Ramon Sessions recorded his second double-double of the year on Friday night against Denver and set a career high in assists. He scored 14 points and dished out 13 assists in the 117-103 loss. He went 4 for 10 from the field and converted 6 of 8 free throws while playing 38 minutes. Sessions also had three rebounds and a blocked shot in the defeat.
Analysis: Sessions continues to see solid minutes with Mo Williams out and is averaging 13.2 points with 6.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds over his last four contests. He is shooting 40 percent from the floor over that span while seeing just around 30 minutes. Sessions has been a nice pickup for Fantasy owners in deeper formats and could be in for a decent upcoming scoring period with Miami, Indiana, Memphis and Portland due up on the schedule. The 24-year-old should remain a viable low-end option as long as he is starting so consider him as such heading into Week 15 (Jan. 31-Feb. 6).
News: After leaving his previous outing with a right abdominal strain, Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions was healthy enough to start on Monday night against the Nets. He scored 16 points and dished out six assists in the 103-101 loss. He went 8 for 14 from the field while playing 36 minutes. Sessions also chipped in with four rebounds and a blocked shot in the defeat. He is averaging 15.6 points with 5.6 assists and three rebounds over his last five contests.
Analysis: Sessions has been starting for the injured Mo Williams, and been filling in nicely for the Cavs ever since Daniel Gibson was hurt in early January. Sessions is averaging around 14 points, six assists and four rebounds in January to go with about a steal per game and is worth taking a measured risk on as a low-end starter given his current situation as a starter who is given around 30-plus minutes per game on a consistent basis.
News: The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Cavaliers list G Ramon Sessions (abdominal strain) as 'questionable' for Monday's game at the Nets. Sessions left Saturday's game against Chicago with a right abdominal strain and did not return.
Analysis: Sessions has been starting for the injured Mo Williams, and been filling in nicely for the Cavs ever since Daniel Gibson was hurt in early January. Sessions is averaging around 14 points, six assists and four rebounds in January to go with about a steal per game and is worth taking a measured risk on as a low-end starter given his current situation as a starter who is given around 30-plus minutes per game on a consistent basis.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions left Saturday's game against Chicago with a right abdominal strain and did not return to the game. Sessions has been starting for the injured Mo Williams, and been filling in nicely for the Cavs. In his 11 minutes of court time, Sessions missed four of his shots from the floor and had just one assist.
Analysis: When Sessions starts, he's averaging 13.8 points, 4.6 assists and 3.8 boards per contest. With Williams out of action for a bit, Sessions seemed like a good waiver wire pickup. Now Fantasy owners have to keep tabs on him to see if he'll be ready to go for Week 14 (Jan. 24-30). When healthy and starting, Sessions has value in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions took his place in the starting lineup on Wednesday against Phoenix and ran with it. Sessions played 38 minutes as a starter and shot 7 of 15 from the field to score 19 points and finish second on the Cavs in scoring behind Antawn Jamison. Sessions added eight assists, five rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot, though he did turn the ball over five times. Sessions is likely to remain in the starting lineup going forward.
Analysis: Sessions is probably the most talented guard on the Cleveland roster and now Cleveland might actually give him the chance to prove that. With Mo Williams missing an extended period of time with an injury, Fantasy owners should be clamoring for Sessions off the waiver wire if he's not owned in your league.
News: Cleveland G Ramon Sessions saw some extended playing time on Friday night against Utah and had a decent performance. He scored 15 points and dished out six assists while playing 31 minutes off the bench in the 121-99 loss. He went 7 of 12 from the field and converted his lone free throw attempt. Sessions also chipped in with four rebounds and a steal in the defeat. He is averaging 11.6 points with 4.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds over his last five contests.
Analysis: Sessions has seen 26 minutes per game over his last five and is putting up numbers better than his season averages. He saw some solid playing time while Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson dealt with injuries, and proved to Fantasy owners that he can score when given the minutes. With Gibson likely to return during the upcoming scoring period, keep an eye on how the Cavs use him once everyone is healthy. Sessions is having a resurgent year in Cleveland but should only be active in deeper Fantasy leagues as long as he is a backup.
News: With Cavaliers PG Daniel Gibson out for at least five games with an injury, PG Ramon Sessions could well step up and see increased action during Cleveland's upcoming road trip.
Analysis: Sessions has been playing very nice ball lately, as he's averaged 16.4 points and 6.2 assists over his last five contest. Mo Williams was injured for a couple of those games, but Sessions has been getting involved nicely and could well see a nice boost in Fantasy production for Week 12 (Jan. 10-16). Think about grabbing him and starting him in deeper leagues for games against the Lakers, Jazz and Nuggets next week.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions filled in for the injured Mo Williams again on Saturday. He would score 13 points and grab six rebounds in the Cavs 100-91 loss to the Bulls. He would shoot 5 for 9 form the field and nail all three of his foul shots. Sessions added two steals and three assists in his 34 minutes of action.
Analysis: Sessions will likely go back to his reserve role once Williams is healthy, but if he continues his solid play he could scratch his way into the starting lineup. But until that happens, Fantasy owners should view Sessions as a short-term solution. He's averaging 11.8 points, 4.2 assists and 3.2 boards over his last five games. Those numbers are good enough to be used in deeper category-based Fantasy leagues.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions tallied a season-high 22 points and five rebounds in the Cavaliers' 101-92 loss at Charlotte on Wednesday night. Sessions finished 6 for 13 from the field but converted a season high 10 of 11 from the free-throw line to surpass his previous best points total of 21. Sessions chipped in four assists in his 31 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: With Cleveland playing without starting point guard Mo Williams (hip), Sessions matched his third-highest minutes total this season off the bench. Manny Harris started and received 25 minutes but Sessions turned in the better game and finished with double figures in back-to-back game for the fifth time this season. With Williams not expected to miss much time, Sessions will likely not see much more playing time than his 21.2 season average. Consider him a marginal Fantasy contributor only in deeper leagues unless Williams missed an extended period of time.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions contributed 12 points and four assists off the bench on Saturday against New York. He added four rebounds and a steal in his 21 minutes on the court. Cleveland would hold off New York, 109-102. Sessions is averaging 6.0 points, 2.4 boards and 2.4 assists over his last five outings.
Analysis: Sessions averages 9.1 points, 3.7 assists and 2.5 boards when he comes off the bench for the Cavs. But with a healthy Mo Williams ahead of him on the depth chart, Sessions normally sees just 20 minutes a night. Until Sessions starts to see extensive minutes, he won't be worth using in the vast majority of Fantasy leagues. Consider him a low-end guard option in the deepest of leagues for now.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions isn't doing much of anything of late for the Cavaliers. He played just 11 minutes in a loss at Miami on Wednesday and scored four points on 1 of 3 shooting. Sessions, averaging just 5.8 points per game over his last five contests, added three assists and one rebound.
Analysis: Sessions scored 11 points over 16 minutes on Dec. 7 in Philadelphia. In the four games since, he's received one DNP-CD and has seen around 15 minutes per game in the others with minimal production. He has no Fantasy value as long as he's playing this current role for the Cavs.
News: The Cavaliers changed up the lineup on Wednesday in a loss to the Bulls. In the aftermath, guard Ramon Sessions never got into the game. Cleveland started Antawn Jamison and Daniel Gibson and moved Joey Graham and J.J. Hickson to the bench. Hickson barely played and the result was no minutes for Sessions.
Analysis: Sessions was averaging 11.2 points and 4.2 assists per game over his last five before Wednesday. Now it seems like he may have fallen out of the rotation altogether. Stay tuned for what Cleveland does next with his playing time. Still, Sessions should only be on rosters in the deeper leagues right now.
News: Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions led the team in scoring and helpers on Saturday, in a loss to Minnesota. He scored 18 points on an efficient 7 of 10 shooting effort. Sessions added six assists, a steal and a rebound in 29 minutes of action. He's scored in double digits in each of the last thee games.
Analysis: Sessions' offense has been up-and-down, depending on what the Cavs require out of him each night. He is averaging just over 12 points per game in his last five outings to go along with a solid 4.8 assists. Continue to view him a low-end Fantasy guard until he gets more playing time, hes seeing around 20 minutes per night.
News: Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions was very productive off the bench in Tuesday's 108-87 loss to the Celtics. Sessions scored 14 points in 23 minutes on 6 from 10 shooting from the floor. He went 2 for 5 from the free-throw line and also chipped in with four assists and two blocks in the defeat.
Analysis: Sessions' offense has been up-and-down, depending on what the Cavs require out of him each night. He is averaging 10 points over his last five contests and is seeing about 19 minutes a game over that stretch. Continue to view him a low-end Fantasy guard until he gets more playing time.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions scored 13 points and recorded more than five assists (6) for the seventh game in a row in the Cavaliers' 111-100 loss to Orlando on Friday. Sessions finished 6 of 8 shooting in 19 minutes of play and is now averaging 4.4 assists a game in his last five contests.
Analysis: Sessions, who is still the backup to starter Mo Williams in Cleveland, has the most value in assists. He has become a better handler with the basketball, cutting his turnover average in half this month. However unless he gets more playing time, he should only be considered in deeper Fantasy leagues as a low-end guard.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions had a very well-rounded night on Tuesday against the Pacers. Despite playing just 25 minutes off the bench, he contributed 15 points, six rebounds and five assists. He also added a steal and commited just one turnover. He had just two points, five assists and a rebound in his previous game.
Analysis: Sessions' offense has been up-and-down, depending on what the Cavs require out of him each night. He's had three games with 15-plus points over his last five, but scored a combined nine points in his other two games. He has been very consistent in assists, however, with at least five in five straight. He is part of a productive trio of guards that also includes Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson. When Gibson and Williams are both clicking, Sessions tends to take a step back. For that reason, he remains just a low-end stopgap measure. Fantasy owners in category leagues should take note of his ability to fill up the box score, however.
News: Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions had his most unproductive scoring night of the season on Saturday, contributing a season-low two points in a loss to the Spurs. Sessions was able to assist of five baskets, however. He played just 18 minutes on the night.
Analysis: With Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson healthy and playing well offensively, sessions was the odd man out on Saturday. This will not be the case going forward, as he and Gibson will continue to battle for minutes behind Williams. Continue to view Sessions as a low-end Fantasy option in deeper leagues, unless Williams is out of the lineup as he often is.
News: Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions got a chance to start again and did his part on Saturday. As Mo Williams nurses a groin injury, Sessions has been getting starts in his place. Sessions went 6 for 17 from the field and 5 for 6 from the foul line, finishing with 17 points. He added five rebounds and five assists in his 36 minutes of action.
Analysis: Sessions has scored 15, 14 and 17 the last three games for the Cavs, but once Williams is 100 percent he'll likely resume his role off the bench. Sessions can put up solid numbers when given the opportunity. Heading into Week 4 (Nov. 15-21), Fantasy owners should check on Williams and if it doesn't look like he's ready to go, Sessions would be a viable start in deeper leagues. Otherwise, Sessions should be viewed as a reserve option.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions had three poor outings in a row, but now has two solid performances -- both against New Jersey. Sessions scored 15 points on Tuesday and 14 points on Wednesday against the Nets. He shot 40 percent from the field and nailed all six of his foul shots. He added three boards and three assists in his 26 minutes of action.
Analysis: Sessions has seen a decrease in numbers since Mo Williams returned, but there is a need for solid contributors on a nightly basis. Sessions could be that guy if given the opportunity and consistent minutes. As it stands right now, Fantasy owners should view Sessions as a reserve option with an upside.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions has seen his production slip in the team's last three games. He has scored no more than nine points in any of those games with a combined 10 assists and 10 rebounds in those contests.
Analysis: The reason for the decline? The return of Mo Williams. Williams came back three games ago and it has been Sessions -- not Daniel Gibson -- who has seen the biggest hit to his numbers. Sessions is still producing well-rounded stat lines, but right now should be considered no more than a Fantasy reserve option. He could still have serious value down the line, but his role will have to change.
News: Cavilers G Ramon Sessions did not see a whole lot of action in Friday's game against the 76ers, but he made the most of his playing time. He scored nine points in 18 minutes and dished out six assists in the 123-116 win. Sessions went 2 for 6 from the field but made all five of his free-throw attempts. He also chipped in with two rebounds in the victory.
Analysis: Sessions has scored double figures in two of the first three games this season but his playing time has fluctuated. The most he has played is 35 minutes but Friday marked the shortest time he was on the court. With Mo Williams back and healthy, Sessions will have to fight for playing time. He has shown that he can be a viable sixth-man for Cleveland but he should remain on the bench in most leagues until produces on a more consistent basis.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions bounced back from a poor effort on Friday night in Toronto with a solid game against the Kings on Saturday. He scored 21 points with four rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes. He shot 9 for 13 from the field after shooting 1 for 10 from the field on Friday.
Analysis: Sessions has been starting in place of Mo Williams due to some conditioning issues, but Williams is expected bac for the team's next game. That could result in a loss of playing time and shot attempts for Sessions, who attempted at least 10 shots in each of the first three games of the season. We still like what Sessions can offer even in a sixth man role, but suggest leaving him reserved until he can prove productive alongside Williams.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions, who is filling in for the injured Mo Williams, struggled in Friday's 101-87 loss to the Raptors. Sessions shot just 1 for 10 from the field and committed five turnovers while logging 24 minutes. He finished with four points and chipped in with four dimes, one rebound and an assist.
Analysis: Sessions will continue to see decent minutes at the point until Williams is 100 percent. He has proved he can be productive when he sees minutes, but Sessions has been mediocre at best so far this season. He has committed nine turnovers over his first two games while shooting just 28 percent from the floor. Consider him a No. 4 Fantasy guard, whose value could increase as the season progresses.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions got the start in Wednesday's opener against Boston because Mo Williams is still recovering from a groin injury. Williams was sidelined most of the preseason, which is opening up more playing time for Sessions. He played almost 35 minutes on Wednesday, hitting 6 of his 15 shot attempts. Sessions finished with 14 points -- going 2 for 3 from the foul line -- and three assists. He chipped in two boards and two steals as the Cavaliers did something LeBron James and the Heat couldn't do on Tuesday -- beat the Celtics.
Analysis: Sessions averaged 14.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest in the preseason and could be looked to help fill the void left by James. Plus with Williams still coming back from his groin injury, Sessions should continue to get starts until Williams is 100 percent. Sessions averaged 15.2 points and 7.5 assists in 38 games as a starter two seasons ago, so the ability is there, he just needs the opportunity. Sessions is worth using as a No. 4 Fantasy guard, but he has the potential to be considered a No. 2 option. Keep tabs on him as the season gets going.
News: According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, guard Ramon Sessions is thriving in the Cavaliers coach, Byron Scott's offense. Sessions is veteran guard Mo Williams backup, but has played effectively this preseason. He scored 26 points in the Cavaliers' preseason finale on Thursday. "I thought he played well," Scott said of Sessions, who got four of his starts when Williams was out with a groin injury. "He was in a kind of tough situation with Mo not being here . . . and Boobie having a strained neck. He knew he would have to play some tough minutes, but I thought he played pretty well on both ends." Sessions impressed his former coach, Scott Skiles, with his performance as well. "A lot of it was off the ball, too," Skiles said. "We were just losing track of him. He was cutting and getting easy baskets, and he pretty much had his way with us."
Analysis: Sessions started five of the Cavs' eight preseason games, averaging 14.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest. he shot 44.1 percent from the field and 80 percent from the charity stripe. While he had a productive preseason, Sessions is still a backup. He could see a good amount of playing time as the Cavs try to fill the void left by LeBron James. Sessions averaged 15.2 points and 7.5 assists in 38 games as a starter two seasons ago, so he could be a key contributor off the bench. Fantasy owners should consider him a late-round sleeper. See what he does in the first week of the season, because if anything happens to Williams, Sessions will be a starter again.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions had a stellar performance in Thursday's preseason game against the Spurs. He got the start at point guard and managed 14 points with nine rebounds and six assists in 25 minutes on the floor.
Analysis: Sessions got the start again with Mo Williams nursing an injury, but Sessions is a player who could see solid playing time this year regardless of whether he starts or not. He has the ability to contribute across the board and Fantasy owners should remember that he averaged 15.2 points and 7.5 assists in 38 games as a starter two seasons ago. We view Sessions as a late-round sleeper on Draft Day.
News: Cleveland guard Ramon Sessions notched 10 points, grabbed 10 boards and dished out six assists in Thursday's preseason loss to Washington. He shot 4 for 12 from the field and 2 for 4 from the foul line.
Analysis: Sessions is getting a chance to play with Mo Williams sitting out with an injury so far this preseason. Sessions will likely see time at both guard positions, which adds to his Fantasy value. Sessions averaged 15.2 points and 7.5 assists in 38 games as a starter two seasons ago, and could help carry the offensive load with LeBron James in Miami. We view Sessions as a late-round sleeper on Draft Day.
News: Cavaliers G Ramon Sessions made his preseason debut with his new team against the Charlotte Bobcats. He got the start at point guard with Mo Williams out with an injury and had a productive performance in 22 minutes on the floor. He scored 11 points with five assists and four rebounds.
Analysis: Sessions has some nice sleeper potential. He could play either guard position and is on a team looking for offense following the departure of LeBron James this offseason. Sessions averaged 15.2 points and 7.5 assists in 38 games as a starter just two seasons ago. He'll be worth a late-round flier pick in deeper leagues this draft season.
News: The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade guard Ramon Sessions and forward Ryan Hollins to the Cleveland Cavaliers for guards Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair. The T'wolves say they will also send Cleveland a future second-round pick in the deal completed Monday night. "In Ramon, we're excited to add a young, multi-dimensional guard, and with Ryan, we're adding a young, athletic center," new Cavaliers GM Chris Grant said in a statement issued by the team. "We think both Ramon and Ryan are really good fits for this team. We're also happy to add another asset for the future with the additional draft pick." It's the first significant personnel move the Cavaliers have made since star LeBron James left to sign with the Miami Heat.
Analysis: Sessions was expendable as Minnesota added Luke Ridnour in the offseason. While he'll backup Mo Williams in Cleveland, he should could some decent minutes. He started one game for Minnesota in 2009-10, but played in all 82 games averaging 8.2 points, 3.1 assists and 2.6 boards per game. He should put up better numbers with the Cavs, but is a Fantasy reserve player until he gets a starting job.
News: According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Timberwolves G Jonny Flynn had his left hip wrapped in ice following Monday's game in San Antonio. He left the game with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter with a hip flexor injury. Flynn has played in each of the team's 81 games this season. Ramon Sessions could start in his place.
Analysis: Flynn said after Monday's game that health is more important to him than the streak. "I would love to do that, but if I'm not feeling healthy, I don't want to jeopardize my health just to play 82 games. It's been tight the whole season. Tonight, I just moved the wrong way and felt a sharp pain. It's tight. It's real tight." Fantasy owners in daily lineup leagues should look to healthier options. Sessions has scored at least 13 points in each of his last three games and had 10 assists against the Spurs on Monday. He's a decent sleeper.
News: Minnesota G Ramon Sessions scored 14 points in a loss to the Bobcats on Wednesday. Sessions shot 6 of 11 from the field while adding five assists, three rebounds and two steal in 26 minutes. It was the first time in his last five games that he has scored in double figures.
Analysis: Sessions is averaging 7.4 points and 2.4 assists over his last five games. He is only averaging 19 minutes on the court during that span and does not see enough minutes to produce any real Fantasy value. Sessions can be treated as a low-end Fantasy option best suited for 12-team and deeper leagues.
News: Timberwolves G Ramon Sessions had 13 points, four rebounds and four assists in Sunday's game at Sacramento. He has scored in double figures in four of his last five games, getting held to nine points in the only other game.
Analysis: Sessions is quietly averaging 11.4 points three assists and just over two rebounds in his last five games. Those numbers are not overly impressive, but could be useful in deeper leagues in a pinch where a stopgap is needed. Sessions has the upside for more, but is not going to be able to manage that while Jonny Flynn is healthy.
News: Timberwolves PG Ramon Sessions scored 13 points during Saturday's blowout loss to the Trail Blazers. He shot 4 of 8 in 22 minutes, adding four rebounds and four assists.
Analysis: Despite scoring 13 points on Saturday, Sessions is still only averaging 5.0 points over his last five games. Struggling like this, he is a viable Fantasy option only in deeper leagues.
News: Timberwolves PG Ramon Sessions scored seven points against the Bulls on Friday, failing to reach double figures for the first time in four games. He only saw 18 minutes of action and took five shots -- making three -- and adding three rebounds and two assists.
Analysis: Sessions' minutes are up in February, and so are his numbers. In 23 minutes per game, he's averaging 11.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists. At this level of production he has become a borderline No. 4 Fantasy guard.
News: Timberwolves PG Ramon Sessions had a solid game against the Bobcats on Wednesday, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds and five assists. In 26 minutes he shot 6 of 11 from the field.
Analysis: Sessions' numbers are up of late. He's averaging 11.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists over his last five games. If his production remains in this range he will be a borderline No. 4 Fantasy guard.
News: Timberwolves F Ramon Sessions scored 19 points, including nine in the third quarter to help Minnesota defeat Memphis 109-102 on Saturday. Sessions played well enough that rookie starter Jonny Flynn sat on the bench for nearly the last 20 minutes of the game. Flynn actually told coach Kurt Rambis to keep him in the game because he was playing so well. "I wasn't looking for applause," Flynn said. "I was just looking for who was our best chance to win."
Analysis: Over his last five games, Sessions is averaging nine points per game to go along with 5.6 assists. Despite having a solid game on Saturday, Sessions normally takes a back seat to Jonny Flynn and does not see enough minutes to warrant value in most Fantasy leagues. He does however provide some value in the deepest of leagues.
News: Minnesota PG Ramon Sessions scored five points, grabbed six boards and dished out nine assists on Sunday in a win over the Knicks. Sessions played 24 minutes and shot 2 for 5 from the field. He added a steal.
Analysis: Sessions contributed in a plethora of ways on Sunday and is averaging 9.8 points, 4.4 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 1.0 steal and a solid shooting percentage over his last five games in just 24 minutes per night. The only negative thing about Sessions' last few games is that he's not playing a load of minutes. Until he gets more playing time, he's only going to have value in deeper Fantasy leagues. Plus, Minnesota plays just twice in Week 15 (Feb. 1-7) making Sessions almost unusable for the scoring period.
News: Timberwolves PG Ramon Sessions scored 20 in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Knicks. He added five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. It was his third consecutive game scoring in double figures.
Analysis: Sessions has been contributing of late, averaging 9.8 points in his last five games. If he keeps this up he might have some value, but until he proves this is no fluke he should be on Fantasy rosters in only the deepest of leagues.
News: Minnesota PG Ramon Sessions was back in double figures on Friday in a loss to the Hornets. Sessions scored 11 points on 5 of 9 shooting and added two steals, two boards and two dimes.
Analysis: Sessions is not scoring well for the Wolves at 5.2 points per game over his last five contests. On a team that lacks consistent scoring options, Sessions is definitely not one right now. He only has low-end Fantasy value at this time.
News: Minnesota PG Ramon Sessions played just 10 minutes on Saturday at Chicago. He scored five points on 2 for 4 shooting and added one assist.
Analysis: Sessions has scored in single digits eight times in his last 10 games and gives you just 7.7 points per game on the season. He'd been getting at least 20 minutes of late but that changed Saturday. It just seems as if he's not much in Minnesota's plans and only needs to be on Fantasy rosters in the deepest of leagues. Minnesota plays a favorable three-game schedule Week 12 (Jan. 11-17).
News: Minnesota PG Ramon Sessions managed to hand out six assists on Wednesday in a 107-103 loss to the Jazz. He scored nine points in the game and added a rebound to his stat line as well.
Analysis: Sessions occasionally puts up some big numbers, but it seems like those occasions have become less and less common. Until he starts showing some more consistency, he remains just a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Timberwolves PG Ramon Sessions had 10 points and three assists in 18 minutes, putting him in double figures for the third time in four games. He's still averaging only 8.7 points and 2.9 assists in nine December games.
Analysis: Sessions will have the occasional good game, but his production is too inconsistent off the bench for him to deserve a roster spot in most Fantasy leagues. Playing behind rookie Jonny Flynn has robbed him of whatever potential he had.
News: Minnesota PG Ramon Sessions came off the bench to shoot 10 of 13 from the floor and score 23 points on Friday in a loss to the Suns. Sessions added four rebounds and a steal in 31 minutes.
Analysis: Sessions scored over 20 points for the first time all season as he's been just a backup for the terrible Timberwolves. Sessions really should score more in that offense but the team is committed to using rookie Johnny Flynn in the starting lineup. With more playing time, Sessions could rank among the league leaders in assists -- though he didn't manage even one assist on Friday -- but in his current role, he's just a No. 4 Fantasy guard. Minnesota plays three times in the next scoring period.
News: Timberwolves PG Ramon Sessions, who got off to a slow start after signing as a free agent, averaging 5.0 points and 2.4 assists over his first seven games, had 16 points and five assists in 24 minutes off the bench Wednesday against the Rockets. He's averaging 11.4 points and 4.6 assists over his last five games, playing just as well as rookie starter Jonny Flynn, who's averaging 13.0 points and 3.2 assists during that same stretch.
Analysis: Sessions and Flynn are cutting into each other's numbers right now, and unfortunately, that trend will likely continue. With more playing time, Sessions could rank among the league leaders in assists, but in his current role, he's just a No. 4 Fantasy guard.
News: Timberwolves G Ramon Sessions scored 10 points and chipped in a team-high 5 assists in Wednesday's game against Portland. It was his second straight double-digit game in scoring.
Analysis: Sessions got off to a very slow start this season and many Fantasy owners have abandoned ship. But as his role continues to increase in Minnesota, his numbers should continue to do so as well and Fantasy owners should look to take a flier on him in the hopes of a high payoff. He did average 12.4 points, 5.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds a year ago, after all.
News:Ramon Sessions has gotten off to a very poor start with his new team, averaging just 5.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists. But we think Week 3 will be the first week where he starts to live up to the potential he showed each of the last two years in Milwaukee.
Analysis: You'll have to trust us on this one. The T'Wolves will play against the Warriors and Grizzlies, two teams that play fast-paced games that lead to a lot of scoring and high-volume stats. Anybody looking for a stopgap No. 4 guard with some upside could look his way in Week 3 if they are in need of a fill-in.
News: Timberwolves PG Ramon Sessions, signed as a free agent late in the offseason, had only four points, four rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes off the bench Wednesday against the Celtics. He has yet to score in double figures this season, averaging 5.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
Analysis: The Timberwolves don't have much talent, so you'd think they'd want Sessions to contribute as much as possible. Not so. He's the clear backup to rookie Jonny Flynn and doesn't look like he'll make a worthwhile contribution in Fantasy unless his role changes. Time to consider other options.
News: Timberwolves G Ramon Sessions, signed in September, came off the bench in the season opener Wednesday against the Nets. He played 19 minutes, contributing only five points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist.
Analysis: Sessions was an assist machine when he got minutes with the Bucks last season, but he's behind rookie Jonny Flynn in Minnesota and might not have as many opportunities to get assists. Then again, the rebuilding Timberwolves are still figuring out the best way to use their rotation, and Sessions figures to be a big part of it. Don't give up on him yet, but reserve him if possible.
News: The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed guard Ramon Sessions, after the Milwaukee Bucks declined to match their $16 million, four-year contract offer to the restricted free agent. The Timberwolves also chose Syracuse point guard Jonny Flynn in the first round and will use him with Sessions and the recently acquired Antonio Daniels in their backcourt this season.
Analysis: The 6-foot-3 Sessions averaged 12.4 points, 5.7 assists and 27.5 minutes last season for the Bucks. The 23-year-old had 12 20-point games, and his assist-to-turnover ratio was ninth best in the NBA. Drafted by Milwaukee in the second round in 2007 out of Nevada, Sessions is helping to replace Minnesota's first-round pick Ricky Rubio, who is staying in Spain. Sessions has produced well when given a chance to play big minutes at the NBA level, but the Timberwolves are looking to Jonny Flynn -- the sixth overall pick in the draft -- to be part of the future of the team along with the eventual joining with Rubio. Sessions has excellent upside, but his value will depend on how the team uses him.
News: The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed restricted free agent point guard Ramon Sessions to an offer sheet, a person close to the deal says. The person told The Associated Press about Friday's signing on condition of anonymity because it has not been officially announced.
Analysis: The Milwaukee Bucks will have seven days to match the offer. The move comes two days after Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio backed out on a deal to join the Timberwolves this season. Rubio's decision to stay in Spain for at least the next two seasons created a hole at point guard for Minnesota behind rookie Jonny Flynn from Syracuse. Sessions averaged 12.4 points per game and 5.7 assists for the Bucks last season. It is unclear at the moment as far as how the T'Wolves plan to use Flynn and Sessions. Sessions has produced well when given a chance to play big minutes at the NBA level, but the Timberwolves are looking to Jonny Flynn -- the sixth overall pick in the draft -- to be part of the future of the team along with the eventual joining with Rubio. Sessions has excellent upside, but his value will depend on what the team announces they plan to do with him.
News: The New York Post reports that Ramon Sessions could accept an offer from the Knicks soon. "We've been playing footsie with the Knicks the last two weeks," agent Chubby Wells said. "I'm sure we'll clarify something in the next couple days with the Knicks or another team and figure out what's going on."
Analysis: The Clippers, who waived guard Mike Taylor, are the other team involved, but the Knicks appear to be the frontrunners because they are able to offer Sessions a starting role. If he does start for the Knicks, prepare for Sessions to be one of the better breakout candidates as playing under Mike D'Antoni's system would mean a high volume of shot attempts and excellent assist opportunities.
News: New York Newsday reports that Greek team Olympiakos is offering Nate Robinson a big contract in an effort to lure him to the team. Olympiakos lured Josh Childress away last year. The team may also look to make a run at Ramon Sessions, according to the report.
Analysis: Sessions got a qualifying offer from the Bucks and is a restricted free agent. After showing flashes of his potential toward the end of the 2007-08 season, Sessions played in 79 games last year - including 39 starts - and averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 assists per game. The team drafted a point guard in Brandon Jennings in the first round of the NBA draft, however, and still has veteran Luke Ridnour on the team creating a bit of a logjam that will have to be settled in the preseason. Sessions appears to have all the talent needed to contribute, but the role is certainly no guarantee.
News: The Milwaukee Bucks have made qualifying offers to restricted free agent guard Ramon Sessions and forward Ersan Ilyasova, but will not make an offer to forward Charlie Villanueva.
Analysis: After showing flashes of his potential toward the end of the 2007-08 season, Sessions played in 79 games last year - including 39 starts - and averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 assists per game. The team drafted a point guard in Brandon Jennings in the first round of the NBA draft, however, and still has veteran Luke Ridnour on the team creating a bit of a logjam that will have to be settled in the preseason. Sessions appears to have all the talent needed to contribute, but the role is certainly no guarantee.
News: Milwaukee guard Ramon Sessions had 19 points, eight rebounds and seven assists Monday against Orlando. Sessions is averaging 14.6 points, 9.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds in his past five games.
Analysis: Sessions has played well this year and should be considered a nice Fantasy option in 2009-10. Look for him to take the opportunity he earned this year and carry it into next season.
News: Milwaukee G Ramon Sessions led the Bucks in Thursday's game against the Sixers with his second straight stellar outing, getting 18 points, 10 assists and five rebounds a night after his first career triple-double against the Lakers. "I'm confident and I'm trying to finish every game strong," Sessions said. "I made a few mistakes in the fourth quarter which I need to correct. We continued to play hard until the end and I'll always give that kind of effort."
Analysis: Sessions continues to show why he is one of the most up and coming players in the NBA this season. He has been an excellent replacement since Michael Redd went down for the year with injury. At this point, he should be starting in most Fantasy leagues.
News: Bucks PG Ramon Sessions has good games and bad games. Sometimes he looks like a star in the making and sometimes he does not. Wednesday's loss to the Lakers he definitely resembled a budding superstar. Sessions shot 6-of-15 for 16 points but added 16 assists and 10 rebounds for a triple-double. He also had two steals for good measure. He left the game briefly in the fourth quarter with a shoulder stinger but returned. "I wish we could have gotten the win," Sessions said. "But that's something I dreamt about night in and night out."
Analysis: Sessions had a monster game Wednesday and showed his extremely high upside. He's averaging 15 points, nine dimes and five boards over his last five games so he definitely deserves to be starting in the majority of Fantasy leagues. Not many players can perform as Sessions did on Wednesday.
News: Bucks PG Ramon Sessions played well as Milwaukee fell at Toronto on Wednesday. Sessions scored 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting and dished out seven assists.
Analysis: Sessions had his best scoring output in a while on Wednesday and is averaging just nine points per game over his last five contests. That comes with seven dimes and 1.4 steals but little else and makes Sessions only useful when the matchups are good in 12-team and deeper leagues right now.
News: Milwaukee PG Ramon Sessions shot 10-of-18 from the floor to score 22 points in a loss to New York on Tuesday. Sessions did not connect from long range but did steal two balls, dish out nine assists and grab six boards.
Analysis: Sessions continues to play well with Michael Redd (knee) out. Continue to start Sessions in all leagues as a No. 2 Fantasy guard because of his great ability to score and pass. He's averaging 17-5-8 over his last five contests.
News: Milwaukee guard Ramon Sessions had 19 points, eight rebounds and one assist Tuesday against New Jersey. This was Sessions' highest output in his past four games, and he is averaging 15.4 points, 5.4 assists and 4.0 rebounds in his past five games.
Analysis: Sessions continues to play well with Michael Redd (knee) out. Continue to start Sessions in all leagues as a No. 2 Fantasy guard.
News: Milwaukee PG Ramon Sessions played a very solid game on Sunday in a big win over Denver for the Bucks. Sessions played 43 minutes in the 120-117 win and scored 27 points on 7-of-17 shooting. He was 13-of-15 from the free throw line and added eight assists, four boards and three steals.
Analysis: Sessions was scoring less of late after exploding once Michael Redd went down. He should continue to find his rhythm and his five-game average of 17 points, eight dimes, five boards and 1.4 steals per game makes him a high-end player worth using across the board right now. Milwaukee only plays three games in Week 18 but Sessions is still worth using if he can score as he did on Sunday.
News: Bucks PG Ramon Sessions has scored under 20 points in three straight since dropping 44 points and following that with 26 against Houston. On Wednesday in a loss to Chicago, Sessions played 37 minutes and scored 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting. He added four assists and three rebounds.
Analysis: Sessions is still worth starting across the board and he'll begin to score again shortly. He's still averaging 23 points, nine dimes and six boards per game over his last five.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, Bucks officials will be closely monitoring the performances of Ramon Sessions and Charlie Villanueva before the Feb. 19 trading deadline. Sessions and Villanueva will both become restricted free agents this season and, because the Bucks don't want to pay the luxury tax next season, they may be forced to trade one of them. Both Villanueva and Sessions have played well this season, especially in recent weeks.
Analysis: Sessions, who has replaced the injured Luke Ridnour in the starting lineup, scored a career-high 44 points against the Pistons and then followed with a 26-point outing against the Rockets and a 15-point, 17-assist outing against the Pacers Wednesday. Villanueva, meanwhile, has emerged as a major player for the Bucks, whose next game is Feb. 17 against the Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich. Villanueva entered Wednesday night's game against the Pacers, averaging 15.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. In the last 13 games, however, Villanueva has averaged a team-high 22.9 points and team-leading 8.1 rebounds. Sessions has been a No. 1 option since Michael Redd was lost for the season and should be starting in the upcoming scoring period unless his status changes.
News: Three games ago Bucks PG Ramon Sessions showed he can score by pouring in 44 points against Detroit. On Wednesday in a win over the Pacers, Sessions decided to pass a little more. Sessions scored 15 points but it was his 17 assists that made the biggest impression. He added seven rebounds, two steals and turned the ball over just three times.
Analysis: Sessions should now be starting in every single Fantasy league with an average of 25 points, 10 dimes, five boards, 2.2 steals and excellent shooting percentages over his last five games as the starting PG.
News: Bucks guard Ramon Sessions is averaging 11.4 points and 4.5 assists in 25.1 minutes per game, having played 50 games and making 10 starts. It's likely he will continue to play at both guard spots, particularly when Luke Ridnour (thumb) returns from his injury next month. In Sessions' six starts since Michael Redd (knee) was injured and lost for the rest of the season on Jan. 24, Sessions has averaged 20.8 points and 6.0 assists.
Analysis: Sessions has played well since getting increased playing time and should be viewed as a No. 2 Fantasy guard at this time. Hopefully he will continue to play at this level and post solid stats following the All-Star break.
News: Milwaukee PG Ramon Sessions scored 20 of his career-high 44 in the fourth quarter and overtime on Saturday night in a loss to the Pistons. Sessions put Milwaukee up for the final time when he hit two free throws that made it 121-120 with 46 seconds left but the Pistons ultimately won the game. Sessions was 13-of-18 from the field and added 12 assists and five rebounds.
Analysis: Sessions has scored at least 19 points in three straight games and is shooting with a solid percentage. He's become a must-start now that Michael Redd is out for the year and he's playing like one, too.
News: Milwaukee Bucks point guard Luke Ridnour will miss four weeks after breaking his right thumb in practice. General manager John Hammond said on Friday that Ridnour hurt the thumb in practice on Thursday. Ridnour was acquired in a three-team trade before the season and had started 49 games, averaging 10.7 points and a team-high 5.7 assists. Ridnour's injury means Ramon Sessions is the only player on the Bucks with experience at point guard.
Analysis: Look for Sessions to have even more Fantasy value with Ridnour out along with Michael Redd (knee). Sessions will see a boost in scoring and his assist total and should be considered a low-end No. 2 Fantasy guard for the next month while Ridnour is out.
News: Bucks PG Ramon Sessions scored 19 points over 44 minutes in a loss at New Jersey on Tuesday night. Sessions added six dimes and four steals.
Analysis: Sessions has scored over 16 points in four of his last five games with a nice amount of assists and steals. He's averaging 16-3-5 with two steals over his last five and should be starting across the board right now.
News: Milwaukee PG Ramon Sessions dropped 20 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks 110-107 on Saturday night. Sessions' layup gave the Bucks a 106-98 lead with 1:10 left. He finished with seven assists and four rebounds.
Analysis: Sessions is averaging 15 points, four assists and three boards with a steal per game in his last five. He's the team's starting shooting guard now and is getting big time minutes once again. He's already worth starting as a No. 2 guard in most standard leagues. In Rotisserie play, just be aware that he is turnover prone.
News: Bucks G Ramon Sessions scored a team-high 18 points with four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 33 minutes as the started Monday against Minnesota. Sessions got the start over Charlie Bell in place of injured Michael Redd. Bell played just 15 minutes off the bench and scored only four points with three rebounds and an assist.
Analysis: Sessions averaged 15.6 points, 5.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds in November while Redd was sidelined and most of that came off the bench. His ownership is up to 83 percent and it should only get higher from this point. He's already worth starting as a No. 2 guard in most standard leagues. In Rotisserie play, just be aware that he is turnover prone.
News: Just when that silky smooth jumper of his was starting to fall just the way Michael Redd likes it, the Olympian's injury plagued season came to an abrupt and frustrating end. The Milwaukee Bucks' leading scorer will miss the rest of the year with torn ligaments in his left knee. Redd missed 14 games earlier this season with an ankle injury and Charlie Bell started during that stretch in place of Redd, but with Charlie Bell sidelined with what the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel calls "ankle soreness", Ramon Sessions could start in his place.
Analysis: Starter or not, Sessions stands to get the biggest Fantasy boost with this news. Sessions averaged 15.6 points, 5.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds in November while Redd was sidelined and that type of production could be repeated now. Add him immediately in Fantasy leagues if he is available. Charlie Bell has not scored a point since Jan. 9 and is only worth scooping up in larger formats where ample reserve slots are available in case he takes off.
News: Milwaukee guard Ramon Sessions came out of left field to score 21 points against the Mavericks on Wednesday night. It helps when you shoot 7-for-7 from the field as he did. He added seven assists but turned the ball over five times in 25 minutes.
Analysis: Sessions had been getting less than 18 minutes per game over his last week of action but coach Scott Skiles went with the hot hand on Wednesday. Still, with little production before this outing it is hard to believe he's all of a sudden going to go on a tear. He does have that ability, however, so if he does put together a string of games like this, rush out and get him into lineups.
News: Bucks G Ramon Sessions had six points, four assists and four rebounds in Saturday's game at the Clippers. He is averaging just 3.6 points, 2.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds over his last five games.
Analysis: With Michael Redd and Luke Ridnour both healthy and playing well, Sessions is once again an afterthought in the team's rotation. Fantasy owners in leagues of 12-plus teams should still look to stash him where possible because of the production he has displayed in his brief NBA career when given playing time. He should not be active at the moment, though.
News: According to The Sports Xchange, Bucks G Ramon Sessions didn't record an assist against the Timberwolves. Entering the game, the Bucks' backup point guard had averaged 7.1 assists in just 21 minutes per game over the last three games.
Analysis: With Luke Ridnour back in the lineup in Milwuakee, Sessions is becoming less and less relevant in Fantasy. He usually comes through with a bunch of assists, but he clearly was off on Saturday. He should be left on waivers for the time being.
News: Bucks PG Ramon Sessions made the most of his opportunities to impress Monday against the Raptors, finishing with 11 points and eight assists in 22 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Sessions had these kinds of games all the time earlier this season, but he has faded from Fantasy relevance since Luke Ridnour and, more recently, Michael Redd returned from injuries. He's a great assists man when he gets minutes, but he should remain on waivers in most Fantasy leagues right now.
News: Milwaukee PG Ramon Sessions has now had back to back horrendous games on consecutive days. On Tuesday night at San Antonio, Sessions played nine minutes and scored zero points. He followed that on Wednesday in a loss to Houston with 10 minutes and just two points. Plus, he's not rebounding or passing, either.
Analysis: Sessions is still in double figures in scoring for the season with 4.6 assists per game but he's been almost invisible over his last five games with Luke Ridnour playing very well and Charlie Bell coming off the bench to spell him. However, his production last season and this season when given the chance for good minutes makes him worth stashing in larger formats in the hopes that he'll get minutes again.
News: Milwaukee PG Ramon Sessions scored seven points in 15 minutes on Wednesday against the 76ers. Sessions has been under double figures in scoring for seven of the Bucks' last eight contests after doubling up in all but one game in November.
Analysis: Averaging just six points, three assists and 1.8 boards per game in 16 minutes over his last five contests, Sessions is almost a forgotten man in Milwaukee right now. Charlie Bell is doing a good job backing up Luke Ridnour and Michael Redd and Sessions is getting smaller and smaller minutes. However, his production last season and this season when given the chance for good minutes makes him worth stashing in larger formats in the hopes that he'll get minutes again.
News: Bucks G Ramon Sessions had seven points with three assists and a rebound in Wednesday's game at Golden State. He played 20 minutes off the bench. Sessions has scored under 10 points in just one of five December games.
Analysis: Sessions averaged 15.6 points and 5.8 assists in November, but most of that came due to the absence of Michael Redd. Now that Redd is back, Sessions has returned to a limited role off the bench and Fantasy owners should no longer expect him to produce very useful Fantasy totals. However, his production last season and this season when given the chance for good minutes makes him worth stashing in larger formats in the hopes that he'll get minutes again.
News:The Sports Xchange notes that Bucks G Ramon Sessions had 10 points against the Lakers Sunday. He had failed to score in double-figures in three of the last six games. Prior to that, Sessions had scored 10 or more points in 13 straight games.
Analysis: Sessions' minutes and numbers have really dwindled since Michael Redd came back from injury. Unless things begin to turn around, he'll become just a very low-end option at best after starting the season with so much hype for a possible break out.
News: Bucks G Ramon Sessions had just points in Wednesday's game against Chicago. He added nine assists and two rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: This was just the second game since Michael Redd returned from his injury you can begin to see the impact that Redd's presence may have on him. He played just 22 minutes, but had played 44 in Redd's first game. Continue to monitor his situation. He will have to find his position in the offense, but that could happen.
News: Bucks PG Ramon Sessions came surprisingly close to a triple-double in 37 minutes off the bench Wednesday at Atlanta. He finished with 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
Analysis: Sessions equaled his season high with the seven rebounds, but he has done better scoring and assisting this season, which shows what kind of potential he has if he can continue to get minutes. The impending return of Michael Redd might cut into his production a bit, but he certainly deserves to get more minutes than starter Luke Ridnour. Use him as a No. 3 Fantasy guard.
News: The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Michael Redd (ankle) did not travel with the team for its current four-game road trip and he will not join the team. That means the earliest he may return would be Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland. Charlie Bell will continue to start at shooting guard in his place with Ramon Sessions playing a prominent role off the bench.
Analysis: Redd's little ankle injury has forced him to miss over 10 games. He has to be reserved for the upcoming scoring period because he would only be available for one game on a best-case scenario. Keep him stashed for one more week to hopefully be activated in Week 6. Bell and Sessions will be useful as stopgaps for at least one more week.
News:The Sports Xchange notes that Ramon Sessions has kept his turnovers to a minimum lately. Sessions has committed just four turnovers in the last five games. During that span, he recorded 22 assists.
Analysis: Sessions is getting extra playing time and responsibilities with Michael Redd out of the lineup, but his role could take a big hit once Redd returns in the near future. Consider Sessions a very talented guard with Fantasy potential as long as he gets the chance to contribute, but without enough job security to rely on long term.
News: Milwaukee PG Ramon Sessions played 26 minutes off the bench on Tuesday night against Cleveland and scored 10 points. He added four assists.
Analysis: Sessions had been getting over 30 minutes per night for the Bucks and even scored 23 points in his last game vs. Phoenix. Why they limited him on Tuesday we don't know. He was limited against Boston to 20 minutes on Nov. 7 and managed just 11 points in that one after scoring 22 against Washington the game prior. The fact that he's been up and down is worrisome but Sessions is still very worth owning in most Fantasy leagues and should be starting in deeper formats.
News:Ramon Sessions started in place of Luke Ridnour Sunday against the Knicks. He finished the game with 18 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and three steals in 42 minutes. Sessions, who was inactive for the first two games of the season, picked up 12 points and nine assists in his first appearance Saturday against Toronto.
Analysis: Sessions may have earned himself the starting job over Ridnour with his performances in the two games he played in Week 1 (Oct. 27-Nov. 2). Ridnour is dealing with a sore back and that could provide Sessions with a few more chances to sparkle in Fantasy Week 2 (Nov. 3-9). The Bucks play three games against Washington, Boston and Phoenix. Consider Sessions a No. 4 Fantasy guard until he's officially given the starting gig by head coach Mike Iavaroni. He could wind up being a solid No. 3 guard with excellent assist potential and double-digit scoring.
News: Bucks G Ramon Sessions has been on the inactive list for the first two games of the regular season. The Bucks have carried two point guards (Luke Ridnour and Tyronn Lue).
Analysis: This is a bit of disappointment. Sessions didn't knock coach Scott Skiles' socks off this preseason, but he averaged 13.1 points, 13.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds in seven starts last season. He obviously has talent, but he seems to have an uphill battle to climb with his new coach. He's probably not worth owning in Fantasy at this time.
News: Bucks PG Ramon Sessions, in a competition with Luke Ridnour for the starting job this preseason, not only didn't start at Chicago in the season opener Tuesday. He didn't even play. Charlie Bell and Tyronn Lue combined for 10 assists off the bench.
Analysis: Sessions didn't knock coach Scott Skiles' socks off this preseason, but he averaged 13.1 points, 13.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds in seven starts last season. He obviously has talent, but he seems to have an uphill battle to climb with his new coach. He's probably not worth owning in Fantasy at this time.
News: The Bucks will have four games in Fantasy Week 1 (Oct. 27-Nov. 2). They'll play at Chicago, at Oklahoma City, at home against Toronto and at New York. The Bulls allowed 100.4 ppg last season. The Thunder/SuperSonics allowed 106.3 ppg. The Raptors allowed 97.3 ppg. The Knicks allowed 96.9 ppg.
Analysis: Luke Ridnour will match up against rookie Derrick Rose in his first ever NBA game. He will then take on either Earl Watson or rookie Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma, Jose Calderon at home against Toronto and Chris Duhon in New York. Ridnour will be a decent No. 4 guard for larger leagues, but his upside is limited. Rookie Joe Alexander is a player that should be reserved until he can prove his worth. Ramon Sessions can be thought of as a No. 5 guard in deeper leagues only because of the extra game and Luc Mbah a Moute may actually get some decent playing time and may even start. He's a bit of a stretch, but should be monitored this first week. Charlie Bell is not a recommended option this week because of his limited role.
News:Luke Ridnour missed Monday's preseason opener with right knee tendinitis. He is considered day to day. Ramon Sessions started in his place and scored 11 points with six assists in 35 minutes.
Analysis: Ridnour is the veteran in this battle and he's currently penciled in as the starter. Sessions has the better upside of the two players, but likely will not have the playing time needed to be a viable Fantasy option just yet. Consider Ridnour the better option in the late rounds on Draft Day for now.
News:The Sports Xchange reports that while Bucks' officials are still high on Ramon Sessions, Bucks general manager made it abundantly clear that Sessions would be coming off the bench this season. Hammond said veteran Luke Ridnour, acquired from Oklahoma City over the summer, would assume the starting role.
Analysis: Hammond said he was confident Ridnour would return to the form that he exhibited prior to last season, when he started only five games for Seattle and averaged a meager 6.4 points and four assists. Sessions played in just 17 games for the Bucks during the 2007-08 regular season due to a broken hand, but proved he could be very productive in the final stretch of the season when he started seven games. He averaged 13.1 points, 13.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds in those starts -- including one game with 24 assists. But apparently that small sample size wasn't enough to justify making him a full-time starter entering the season. This takes a big bite out of his sleeper value, but he'll still be worth a late round pick. After all, his main competition for minutes will be the unimpressive Luke Ridnour.
News: Bucks rookie Ramon Sessions played in just 17 games for the Bucks during the 2007-08 regular season due to a broken hand, but proved he could be very productive in the final stretch of the season when he started seven games. He averaged 13.1 points, 13.1 assists and 5.6 rebounds in those starts -- including one game with 24 assists.
Analysis: Sessions got some playing time with Mo Williams hurt and proved he could be a real player in this league. Unfortunately he'll be stuck behind Williams next season unless he is signed by another team in the offseason. The Bucks have only limited salary protection on Sessions and it is possible that another team can scoop him up. If a team looking for a point guard -- perhaps the Miami Heat for example -- can acquire him it would make him a real sleeper in Fantasy drafts as a possible No. 2 guard who will go in the middle to late rounds.
News: The lone bright spot for the Bucks during Monday's 151-135 loss to the Bulls was rookie Ramon Sessions, who set a franchise record with 24 assists, three more than Guy Rodgers had in Milwaukee's sixth game as a franchise Oct. 31, 1968 against Detroit. Sessions also scored 20 points -- the first 20-20 with points and assists in franchise history. Sessions and Bucks coach Larry Krystkowiak hugged immediately after the game. "He told me to just keep my head up, play hard," said Sessions, a second-round pick who toiled in the NBA Developmental League most of the season, but has played outstanding down the stretch. "He was a big part of drafting me, playing me."
Analysis: Sessions has started the last six games in place of an injured Mo Williams (groin) and has played like an All-Star. He has double-digit assists in five of those six games and is averaging 11.8 assists in that span. Were talking about Steve Nash- and Deron Williams-type numbers here. Sessions has really showcased his skills down the stretch, but as long as Williams is in town next season, Sessions might be kept in a reserve role off the bench. Sessions is worth keeping an eye on as Draft Day 2008 approaches because he could be a big-time Fantasy sleeper.
News: Bucks G Mo Williams missed his fifth straight game Saturday against New Jersey. He was not on the bench and is doubtful for the team's final two games of the regular season. Ramon Sessions has started and is playing well in his place.
Analysis: Williams is likely done for the regular season as the Bucks have nothing left to play for. There is no need to risk further injury at this point and even if he does return, it will likely be in a reduced role. Those who can still make a move should go with Sessions, who has averaged 10.8 assists in the five games without Williams.
News: Bucks PG Ramon Sessions saw game action for the second time in three contests during Wednesday's tilt against Utah. Sessions, who missed several weeks with a hand injury, had four points in three assists in nine minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Sessions is seeing some time off the bench now that Mo Williams is out with an abdominal injury. The rookie out of Nevada spent most of the season down in the D-League before injuring his hand in February. He is nothing more than a long-term Fantasy keeper until he gets his shot in the NBA.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Bucks officials said rookie guard Ramon Sessions, who fractured his left hand in practice, will be sidelined for at least six weeks.
Analysis: Sessions has pretty much spent the entire season down in the D-League. He was averaging more than 20.0 points per game with the Tulsa 66ers. Sessions was the 56th overall pick by the Bucks in the 2007 NBA Draft out of Nevada. He is nothing more than a long-term Fantasy keeper until he gets his shot in the NBA.
News: Bucks PG Ramon Sessions earned D-League Performer of the Week honors for his play from Jan. 21 to Jan. 27. Sessions became the first two-time Performer of the Week for the 2007-08 season. Sessions is on assignement with the Tulsa 66ers. He averaged 29.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 12.3 assists while leading the Tulsa 66ers to three wins during the week of Jan. 21-27.
Analysis: Sessions was the 56th overall pick by the Bucks in the 2007 NBA Draft out of Nevada. He has been in the D-League for the entire season to date. He is averaging 20.9 points, 7.6 assists and 6.6 rebounds in 24 games. He is nothing more than a long-term Fantasy keeper until he gets his shot in the NBA.
News: Point guard Ramon Sessions, a second-round draft pick out of Nevada, signed a multiyear contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. "Ramon was an excellent college point guard and we think he can develop into a solid pro," Bucks general manager Larry Harris said Tuesday. "After watching him perform for our summer league team and getting to know him this summer, we felt he would be a strong addition to our backcourt." The 6-foot-3 Sessions played three years at Nevada. He ranks second in school history in assists and ninth in steals.
Analysis: Sessions played four games for the Bucks at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas in July, averaging 5.8 points and 2.5 assists. He'll probably average less than that in NBA play as a rookie, making him not a guy you want on your Fantasy team.