The Knicks waived guard Ramon Sessions on Saturday, the team announced in a statement.
The move opens up a roster spot for the potential call-up of 25-year-old Trey Burke, who is averaging 26.6 points in 26 games for the Westchester Knicks of the G League this season.
The Knicks will reportedly make the Burke addition official on Sunday.
The Daily News reported last week that some in the Knicks organization were interested in giving Burke a contract, but there wasn’t room on the roster. Burke signed with the Knicks in October and has shot nearly 50% from the field and over 40% from three in the months since.
Sessions signed a one-year, fully guaranteed $ 2.33 million contract with the Knicks this offseason. He started the first three games of the year as the Knicks’ point guard but dropped out of the rotation with the resurgence of Jarrett Jack, who leads the team in assists (6.1 per game). Sessions has played in just 10 games since the start of November. The 31-year-old averaged 3.7 points, 2.1 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 12.8 minutes. He was inactive for the first time this season in Friday’s loss to the Timberwolves.
Ramon Sessions is now an ex-Knick after New York waives the guard on Saturday.
“We thank Ramon for being a consummate professional and providing this team with veteran leadership,” general manager Scott Perry said in the statement. “He is incredibly well respected throughout the organization and we wish him the best moving forward.”
Burke is a former college teammate of Tim Hardaway Jr., who scored 16 points in 25 minutes of the bench Friday night in his return from a stress injury in his leg. Burke and Hardaway formed one of the country’s best backcourts from 2011-13.
“It’d be great if he does get called up. We play off one another very, very well,” Hardaway said this week. “I would definitely be happy with him. It would be like the old times; just him bringing the ball up the court and me running the wing, just doing our thing. It won’t take that long for us to mesh. That’s a positive.”