With Charlotte's Kemba Walker set to undergo left knee surgery on Wednesday, Kings point guard Ramon Sessions is one player the Hornets are targeting via trade as a replacement, a league source confirmed to CSNCalifornia.com.
Walker will have surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee, the Hornets announced on Monday.
The Hornets’ interest in Sessions was first reported by of Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, who added that Charlotte is hopeful Walker could return in six weeks.
After Walker obtained a second opinion in New York, the Hornets issued a release Monday, confirming the UConn product’s upcoming surgery on Wednesday.
A league source told CSNCalifornia.com that due to Sessions’ “familiarity with Charlotte’s style of play, he would be a potential fit.”
After playing part of last season in Charlotte, Sessions has struggled in Sacramento, appearing in only 27 games fighting a lower back strain injury and is averaging 5.7 points and 2.6 assists per game including shooting just 34 percent from the floor.
Last season, the 6-foot-3 guard appeared in 55 games including seven starts for the Hornets, averaging 10.5 points and 3.7 assists before being traded on February 20, 2014 from Charlotte along with Jeff Adrien to Milwaukee for Gary Neal and Luke Ridenour.
Sessions then played in 28 games the rest of the season for Milwaukee averaging 15.8 points and 4.8 assists per night for the Bucks.
In his eighth NBA season with Sacramento being his sixth team, the former Nevada Wolf Pack point guard entered the season with career averages of 11.7 points per game, 4.7 assists per game in 25.8 minutes per game.