It’s weird that a team would hire a new coach to build an offense around a guy that would play backup to Ramon Sessions in any other situation.
But with the Charlotte Bobcats, it’s not.
Assuming the team sat down with Sessions before he signed and told him he’d be playing a lot of backup and a lot of shooting guard at times, Sessions knew what he was getting into when he left the Lakers to sign with the Bobcats.
None of that changes the fact that Sessions is immediately one of the best players on Charlotte’s roster.
Last year Sessions scored 11.5 points per game, dished out 5.5 assists (best on the Lakers) and grabbed 3.3 rebounds a game.
His PER of 16.79 would easily have been the best on the Bobcats last year and he also shot a lethal 48.9 percent from three-point range with the Lakers last year.
Clearly, Sessions brings not only a veteran mentality to the table, but a solid game as well.
For his career, mostly as a backup, sessions has scored 11.1 points, dished out five assists and grabbed 3.1 rebounds a game. His 6’3″ 190 lb. frame will be a nice asset in Charlotte’s normally tiny back court.
If Sessions can put up numbers slightly better than his career averages, the Bobcats will be a lot better in 2012.