NBA veteran point guard Ramon Sessions will make his first experience overseas in his career. The player, in fact, has signed a three-month deal with Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. The deal includes an option to extend the contract for the remainder of the season, the team announced in his statement. Sessions stated that he was very happy to join the team after the signing: “I’m really happy to join Maccabi Tel Aviv. I’ve been in the NBA for 11 years and this is the first time that I’ll play outside of the United States. This is, without a doubt, one of the best teams outside of the United States with a lot of history, tradition and great achievements”.
Last season, Sessions began the year with the New York Knicks but was waived in January. After his departure from the Knicks, Sessions signed a 10-day contract with the Wizards and then was confirmed for the remainder of the season.
In his long NBA career, Sessions averaged 10.3 points, 4.1 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 43% from the field. Maccabi needed some backcourt help after the injury of Jeremy Pargo, who’ll force the player to miss several weeks of action. The Israeli powerhouse looked at several veteran additions, including former Houston Rockets Bobby Brown, a source told Def Pen Hoops, but Ramon Sessions was their number one target since the beginning. Maccabi Tel Aviv plays in Turkish Airlines Euroleague, the top European competition, but their start hasn’t been easy with four losses in the first five games. That’s also why the team decided to bolster their backcourt with an experienced player who can help the squad right away.