The Charlotte Bobcats have an agreement in principle to sign veteran point guard Ramon Sessions, an informed source told the Observer Thursday.
A contract signing is expected soon, as Sessions was traveling Thursday and unavailable to finish paperwork. The Observer first reported the Bobcats interest in signing Sessions Wednesday night.
Sessions, a native of Myrtle Beach, will be playing for his fifth NBA team. The 6-foot-3 point guard has averaged 11.1 points and five assists over his NBA career, shooting 45 percent from the field.
He finished out last season with the Los Angeles Lakers following a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round in 2007. Hes also played for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Sessions has had the occasional spectacular game: He holds the Bucks record for assists in a game with 24 (along with 20 points and eight rebounds) in a 2008 game against the Chicago Bulls. He also scored 44 points in a 2008 game against the Detroit Pistons.
Sessions, who played college ball at Nevada, is known primarily for his driving ability; his jump shot is weaker by comparison. He figures to be a backup to second-year point guard Kemba Walker, offering a slightly taller alternative at the position.
The Bobcats have yet to resolve what to do with point guard D.J. Augustin, a restricted free agent. Theres been talk of a possible sign-and-trade involving Augustin going to the Indiana Pacers. But its also possible the Bobcats could rescind their $4 million qualifying offer to Augustin, making him an unrestricted free agent.