Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday Bucks Notes

  • Ramon Sessions is reportedly close to signing with the Bucks. The Bucks' other pick in the 2007 draft (56th overall) averaged 5.8 ppg to go along with 2.5 apg and 2.5 rpg for the Bucks' summer league team. With Charlie Bell still unsigned, Sessions would be the third string PG behind Mo Williams and Lynn Greer. Assuming Bell comes back you can expect Sessions to rack up the DNP-CD's just as Greer did for much of last season. Per usual, the deal will likely be a one year guaranteed minimum contract with a team option for the second year. From the Vegas games I saw Sessions had good size and court vision but his shot was shaky to say the least.
  • With Kevin Garnett headed to Boston, it's possible the Celtics could make a run at Charlie Bell to provide depth in the backcourt. While Rajon Rondo would likely start at PG, the Ray Allen and KG deals have decimated their depth and they still have their MLE to use on free agents. Are the Celtics interested? What would they be willing to offer given they have three players making $54 million next year? And how much are the Bucks willing to match? It sure seems like Brevin Knight could be had for less dollars and for a shorter term, not to mention with the hassle of potentially having Bell's offer sheet matched by the Bucks. Stay tuned.
  • Yi Jianlian was hampered by foul trouble in China's loss to Slovenia in their second game in the Stankovic Cup. He finished with 12 points and I can't find a box score or even an English recap anywhere. China will play three games in three days starting tomorrow morning against Angola at 7:25 AM eastern/6:25 AM central. Watch here.
  • Former Bucks guard Jay Humphries has been named an assistant with the Suns.

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