The Houston Rockets are in desperate need of a backup point guard considering they no longer have Jeremy Lin on the roster after he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.
One player who they’ve reportedly had their eyes on for quite some time is Ramon Sessions. The veteran point discussed that he and the Houston Rockets were in discussions earlier this offseason, though nothing ever manifested.
However, Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders says the Houston Rockets are now engaged in sign-and-trade talks with the Milwaukee Bucks in effort to acquire Ramon Sessions.
The Houston Rockets are trying to acquire free agent Ramon Sessions in a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, per league sources.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) August 25, 2014
Now, you’re probably wondering why the Houston Rockets are attempting to trade for Ramon Sessions considering he’s a free agent and can be signed outright. Well, it’s simply a matter of money and contractual status. If the two sides were able to agree on a sign-and-trade deal, it would allow Ramon Sessions to keep his Bird Rights and would allow the Rockets to use a contractual exception on the former Nevada star.
As for the Milwaukee Bucks, they’d likely welcome the move since they have no intention of re-signing Ramon Sessions and would unexpectedly get some type of asset in return for a player they’re allowing to walk in free agency.
Alex Kennedy did go on to suggest that there is no trade imminent, only that the two sides have discussed a potential deal.