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1Rumors have been flying that the Knicks could offer Milwaukee Bucks PG Ramon Sessions the NBA mid-level exception. The MLE is worth $5.8 million for the upcoming NBA season. The Bucks would have seven days to decide if they want to match restricted free agent’s offer sheet. Sessions is 23 years old and showed a hard work ethic as he played is way to the NBA through the NBDL.

In his rookie season he recorded 24 assists in the second to last game of the season. During his sophomore season he thrived as a starter averaging 15.1 points and 7.6 assists in 39 games. The Bucks selected PG Brandon Jennings in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft and showed his potential as he led the summer league with 8.2 assists per game. The franchise wants him to be the future starter which could make Sessions expendable. The team also has Luke Ridnour and Michael Redd in the backcourt. They will be making a combined $23.5 million next season.

New York would rather work out a sign-and-trade but it is unclear if the Bucks would want anything the Knicks would offer. Rookie combo guard Toney Douglas showed he can facilitate the offense with his point guard play as he finished fourth in the summer league with seven assists per game. Even though he struggled shooting from the field he showed the ability to handle the ball and possesses savy court vision. However, Sessions is the same age as Douglas has more than a full year of NBA expeience. Most likely the team would want Chris Duhon to backup Sessions and Douglas to play shooting guard which he did in college.

The Knicks finished 0-5 in the Vegas Summer league


Points: Jordan Hill (14.4)

Rebounds: Hill (8.2)

Assists: Toney Douglas (7)

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