Every once in a while, something happens that makes me feel inconsequential in the universe, something so awe-inspiring that I’m moved to reflect on the wonder and majesty of our existence. A few weeks ago, an Earth-sized object barrelled into Jupiter at what I assume was above the speed limit and caused severe damage clearly visible from telescopes. It’s enough to make you wonder what would happen should a stray asteroid carom into our planet, but it appears for now that God Himself is either a fantasy basketball fan or made a wild throw from right field in the Universe company softball game.
I’m thinking the former, that the Big Guy is keeping us safe long enough for Ramon Sessions to run the point for the New York Knicks in 2009-10. It is looking like Sessions will sign an offer sheet as soon as today, and that Milwaukee is unlikely to match.
Within a couple of weeks, a comet punctures Jupiter and now this. Am I wrong to be hyperventilating at this news?
Sessions will always have a place in my heart as the guy two years ago who erupted in April of ’08 to the tune of an 11-5-11 with 1.5 steals and outright won leagues for anyone who picked him up. He played a ton last year as well for Milwaukee, but again turned it way up in April (14.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 10.4 APG). Despite languishing behind Luke Ridnour for most of December and January, Sessions had a solid year, averaging 12.3 points and 5.7 assists per contest in 27 minutes per game. When the dude played 30 minutes or more, he averaged 17.5 points and 7.0 assists.
And now he might play for Mike D’Antoni? The same Mike D’Antoni that made Chris Duhon a worthy fantasy player for much of last year? Too good to be true?
Perhaps. God is known to have a wicked sense of humor, and Duhon remains employed at Madison Square Garden. D’Antoni could conceivably feel more comfortable with the guy who ran his team last year. Another time share for Sessions? Say it ain’t so. On top of that, Jason Williams might be on board. And the Knicks drafted Toney Douglas.
All I know is that if Sessions is going to clearly be the point guard entering the season, he will be a fantasy beast, and you are going to have to pay through the roof to get him on your team. I’m wary. The Nevada product seems destined to be stuck in a point guard time share his whole career.
So let’s see how this plays out. He’s not a shooting star just yet.