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Ramon Sessions ready but still waiting for another shot at NBA

Ramon Sessions, Pelicans

Ramon Sessions is ready for his NBA comeback, though he is still waiting for the opportunity to arrive.

Sessions spent the 2018-2019 season with the Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv of the EuroLeague and China’s Beijing Shougang Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. The 33-year-old guard last played in the NBA for the Washington Wizards in 2018.

In an interview with David Wetzel of Myrtle Beach Online, Sessions confirmed that he wants another shot at the NBA, and he emphasized that he is staying ready when an team comes calling.

“Being out for a year, I’m a free agent obviously,” Ramon Sessions said. “The summertime is coming up and my agent is working on some stuff. And I’m staying in shape working out to see what will happen. You never know what can happen,” he said Tuesday during his 12th annual youth basketball camp at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center. “There’s a lot of guys that took a year off and came back and started the next season. I’m not saying that will happen to me, but you never know.”

“I’m staying ready. I’m not officially retired from the NBA yet.”

Sessions is just one among several ex-NBA players who spent time abroad. Perhaps the most notable is JR Smith who played for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls during the 2011 lockout year. He then came back and went on to become an NBA champion.

For NBA players, playing in another league apart from the NBA gives them a chance to extend their careers. For Smith’s case, it was a lucrative deal he couldn’t pass up.

Time will only tell if Sessions can mount a successful NBA comeback. In his 12-year tenure in the league, he averaged 10.3 points, 4.1 assists and 2.7 rebounds — decent numbers which can help any team.