The Milwaukee Bucks will look to add more building blocks for their future in this upcoming NBA Draft. With the second overall selection at their disposal, the team could look to target prospects such as Jabari Parker, Dante Exum, and Andrew Wiggins. The team also has a stash of picks in the second-round, including the 31st, 36th, and 48th selections. The Bucks have a unique opportunity of garnering some young depth, that they can develop for years to come.
Milwaukee’s current roster is filled with quite a few talented players. Brandon Knight and Larry Sanders are two of the names that will lead the way, and bounce back for the Bucks, next season. After signing O.J. Mayo, ZaZa Pachulia, and Gary Neal to deals last year, the team brought some veterans to fill out their squad. The downside to each signing was an abysmal year for Mayo on and off the court, injuries for Pachulia, and Neal eventually asking out of Milwaukee, due to Milwaukee’s lack of success. Neal was dealt, along with veteran point guard Luke Ridnour, to the Charlotte Bobcats for a familiar face to the Bucks, in Ramon Sessions.
Sessions would begin his second tenure with the Bucks. The Bucks selected Sessions with the 56th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. He spent his first two seasons with the team, posting averages of 10.5 points and 6.6 assists in a total of 96 games. Sessions mostly served as a backup point guard, only starting 46 games. He provided the Bucks with play-making and passing ability, and it eventually sparked the interest of other ball-clubs. Sessions would sign an offer sheet with the Minnesota Timberwolves after the 2008-2009 season for four years, $16 million dollars.
His stint in Minnesota only lasted a season, as he would become somewhat of a journeyman. Sessions spent time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers before making his way to the Bobcats. Sessions only spent 28 games with the Bucks this year, and proved himself to be a serviceable piece. He put up 15.8 points and 4.8 assists, while sharing time with Brandon Knight and rookie Nate Wolters.
Sessions is approaching free agency, and their are many questions surrounding his future. Milwaukee has the chance to add depth by bringing him back, and a veteran presence to guide both Knight and Wolters. In a league where injuries occur in the blink of an eye, there is value in a player like Sessions. The biggest concern would be his asking price, and how to manage his playing time, as they develop Wolters and Knight. Next season will be another interesting year for the Bucks, and hopefully Sessions will be right in the middle of everything.