Apr 12, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Milwaukee Bucks point guard Ramon Sessions (13) dribbles against the Washington Wizards during the second half at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 104-91. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Jonathan Feigan of the Houston Chronicle responded to a Twitterhead that the chance of acquiring unrestricted free agent Ramon Sessions is “unlikely.” He cites limited interest on the part of the Rockets, which seems to make little sense given the reliance on unproven options behind starting point guard Patrick Beverley.
Sessions is a solid combo guard who averaged 12 points and four assists last season. He is capable of running an offense, and if Bev went down for an extended period of time Sessions is capable of filling that role quite nicely.
What this tells us about Rockets GM Daryl Morey is this: He has a lot of confidence in second-year floor general Isaiah Canaan. Canaan showed flashes last season while with the Rockets, but he spent extensive time (flourishing) in the developmental league. Nick Johnson and Troy Daniels will also see some spot minutes at the point.
Ish Smith is penciled in as the third-stringer, but Johnson and Daniels both offer significantly more as players. Daniels hasn’t shown his playmaking abilities yet, which are said to be far greater than indicated by his spot up role in the 2014 playoffs. Johnson is a superb athlete who could be a defensive pest and electric finisher in transition.
While not signing Sessions seems to fly in the face of logic, Morey may have further tricks up his sleeve along the ways of a trade. He’s never been one to show his cards (the James Harden trade shocked everyone), so don’t write off the possibility of the Rox swinging a deal for some backcourt help.
As it stands, both the point guard and center positions could use some experience and depth, following the departures of Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik, respectively.