The New York Knicks plan to request waivers on point guard Ramon Sessions, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. In a corresponding move, the Knicks will sign G-League guard Trey Burke, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. Sessions’ contract is guaranteed for the rest of season, meaning his salary will stay with the team.
The #NewYork #Knicks will request waivers on Ramon Sessions later today, according to a league source. With a guaranteed contract, the reserve PG will continue to get paid the rest of the season. He signed a one-year this offseason. #NBA
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) January 13, 2018
Sessions began the season as the Knicks’ starting point guard, but was relieved of that duty by Jarrett Jack after the team’s 0-3 start. The Knicks rebounded with Jack as the starter, but New York has lost 10 of their last 13 games and has fallen to three games out of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Sessions signed a one-year contract with the Knicks this past offseason.
Trey Burke, a lottery pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, will once again try to stick with a team. In the G league with the Westchester Knicks this season, Burke has averaged 26.6 points per game on 49 percent shooting. He will join fellow University of Michigan alum Tim Hardaway Jr. in the backcourt, though it is not clear what Burke’s role will be with the Knicks. Aside from Jack, the team also has first-round pick Frank Ntilikina to play point guard.