"...Sessions still could return for the Bucks' $1 million qualifying offer, but he has little incentive to do that since he would remain a restricted free agent next summer. And he sure doesn't want to go through the endless waiting and uncertainty again, does he?In other news, Berman is reporting that Iverson to the Knicks is not happening.
It has become abundantly clear that Sessions will not receive a mid-level exception offer (starting at $5.8 million). But if the New York Knicks are offering a deal in the $4 million per year range, it seems downright foolish for Sessions not to accept it.
Sessions would have a chance to start with the Knicks and play in coach Mike D'Antoni's up-tempo system. And hey, maybe he would have a chance to play with LeBron James in future years, if the Cleveland star decides to pack his bags for Broadway when he becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Current Bucks player Charlie Bell went through the unpleasantness of unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2007, an incident that scarred him and led to a difficult 2007-'08 season.
"It gets frustrating as the summer goes on," Bell said. "He (Sessions) is doing a good job. I was frustrated; I had some issues going on.
"You want to get to whatever city you're going to get to, and get relaxed. It's a lot of pressure, it really is...
...The Bucks now have 17 players on their roster, including Sessions..."
I'm still shocked that the Bucks would just let Sessions walk...and the Iverson news doesn't surprise me. At this stage of rebuilding the franchise, Iverson just doesn't fit.