The Houston Rockets have been the big winners during the last two offseasons, acquiring guard James Harden from the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012, then signing free agent center Dwight Howard in 2013.
They hoped to the do the same again this year, making room to sign another max free agent. They pursued New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony and once it was clear he would not be a Rocket, they turned their attention to Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh, who re-signed with the Heat.
They wound up signing swingman Trevor Ariza but lost foward Chandler Parssons to the Dallas Mavericks and could be short on depth.
However, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle, the Rockets are “unlikely” to acquire Sessions.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) August 28, 2014
If there is any chance at all the Rockets can get their hands on Sessions, they need to take advantage. They lost a lot of depth this offseason as they tried to make room for a max free agent. They also need to find a replacement for reserve (and part-time starter) point guard Jeremy Lin.
Sessions averaged 12.3 points, 4.1 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game while shooting 42.9% from the field, 28.2% from beyond the arc and 80.7% from the free throw line for both the Bucks and Hornets last season. Sessions, who has also played for the Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers, has put up 11.7 points, 4.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 43.9% from the field, 31.1% from three and 80.0% from the charity stripe in his seven-year career.
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