Ramon Sessions has found a new home, as the veteran journeyman point guard has officially signed on with the Sacramento Kings, per reports. Sacramento had long been rumored to be interested in adding even more depth at the point guard position, despite adding seasoned vet Darren Collison to be their new starter. Sessions had also been loosely tied to the Houston Rockets, but ultimately latched on with the Kings.

The new deal is expected to be for two years and $4.2 million and gives the Kings insurance behind Collison, who has shined as a starter but has also had bouts with inconsistency and shaky health at times.

Ramon’s Role

Sessions should immediately compete for minutes with second-year point guard Ray McCallum, who flashed promise in several late season starts during the 2013-14 NBA season, but also struggled mightily with efficiency and turnovers at times. Sessions has never been an elite shooter or a superstar by any means, but if the Kings are simply looking for fantastic depth and stability, they could have looked in worse areas.

Sessions brings very good experience and much needed versatility to the table, as he can set other players up with ease, bring timely offense with a decent outside shot and penetrate against even the toughest defense. The latter aspect of Sessions’ game is likely the biggest reason the Kings brought the former Buck on, as Sessions is among the league’s best at getting to the rim and drawing fouls. That type of efficiency is something Sacramento has sorely lacked, and Sessions could potentially bring to the table on a nightly basis off the bench.

Insurance Policy

The 28-year old Sessions is still in his prime and is a bit of a brilliant signing, as teams can’t ask for much better depth off the bench at the point, while he also brings experience as a starter. Should Collison once again get bit by the injury bug, Sacramento knows it won’t have to roll the dice on McCallum again, but will instead have a reliable threat off the bench to trust in.

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