MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed guard Ramon Sessions, after the Milwaukee Bucks declined to match their $16 million, four-year contract offer to the restricted free agent.
The 6-foot-3 Sessions averaged 12.4 points, 5.7 assists and 27.5 minutes last season for the Bucks. The 23-year-old had 12 20-point games, and his assist-to-turnover ratio was ninth best in the NBA.
Drafted by Milwaukee in the second round in 2007 out of Nevada, Sessions is helping to replace Minnesota's first-round pick Ricky Rubio, who is staying in Spain.
The Timberwolves also chose Syracuse point guard Jonny Flynn in the first round and will use him with Sessions and the recently acquired Antonio Daniels in their backcourt this season.