Via Hahn's Tweet: "What I have been told is the Knicks want Sessions and they will eventually get him. The price remains TBD. 13 minutes ago..."
Just had an interesting and long conversation with a former Eastern Conference scout who told me that he doesn't think Ramon Sessions is the right fit for Mike D'Antoni's pick and roll offense.
".I like Sessions a lot," the scout said. " But he can't shoot. In D'Antoni's system, which is predicated on the screen/roll, all a big man has to do is go under the screen and dare Sessions to shoot. That's not a good thing."I doubt this notion is the reason for the contract holdup, obviously they wouldn't have sit downs with Sessions' agent if it were. But, it seems that other teams can easily scout the Knicks should Sessions take over for major minutes. Clearly, to me, it would seem that the only Knicks want Sessions at the right number and don't have the confidence in him quarterbacking the offense that they did with an aging Jason Kidd. So the question becomes does Sessions' elusiveness outweigh his lack of shooting range? To me, I like a guard who doesn't shoot first, but at some point you have to be able to knock them down. Sessions only attempted 36 three pointers this year, but he is a 44% shooter from the floor.
Despite working hard on a deal, the Knicks have yet to sign Sessions to an offer sheet.
The scout also had this to say about Nate Robinson, which is why he isn't surprised the restricted free agent guard hasn't received a contract offer.
"...If he (Nate) isn't the most disliked player in the league, he's certainly right up there. Every player I know can't stand him."Meantime, the scout, who recently left his post and is heading to the college ranks, went on to say that he feels that Danilo Gallinari is ready for a bust out sophomore season and that his team had Jordan Hill very high on their draft board in June.
"Hill is certainly a top-3 talent, but we had some questions. But he was never falling to us so it didn't matter."