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Wizards face steep 2012-13 NBA Championship odds


Wizards face steep 2012-13 NBA Championship odds

The official NBA championship odds are out and to nobody's surprise, the Wizards are not among the favorites.

Perhaps a touch disconcerting for a team talking about a postseason berth after four straight trips to the lottery, only the Charlotte Bobcats face longer odds than Washington according to those online gaming types.

ProBasketballTalk.com listed the odds for every team, courtesy of Bovada, and Washington comes in at 200-1, tied with Cleveland, Detroit, Sacramento and Toronto. One season after setting the NBA record for lowest winning percentage, Charlotte pulls up the rear at 500-1.

In terms of making the playoffs, 10 other Eastern Conference teams rank ahead of the Wizards and others in the 200-1 quintet including Milwaukee (125-1) and Orlando (150-1).

Also not shocking, Miami is the NBA title favorite followed by the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City.

Though I suspect the initial odds would remain the same, not having John Wall in the lineup for the first month of the season couldn't have helped the cause - the cause meaning basic odds, not actually putting Washington in any true title contention this year. With good health going forward, progress from the team's array of kids and solid team on-court chemistry, it's fair to project the Wizards in the postseason mix.

Since we're still in the early stages of training camp and preseason, a time for positive thinking, let's not imagine a world where those things do not occur. Where's the fun in that.

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5 things to know about new Wizards player Ramon Sessions

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5 things to know about new Wizards player Ramon Sessions

The Washington Wizards signed point guard Ramon Sessions to a 10-day free agent contract on Thursday. Here are five things to know about the newest Wizards player...

**Sessions has played for Washington before. He was acquired by the Wizards at the trade deadline in 2015 and played out the 2014-15 season, appearing in 28 regular season games and 10 more in the playoffs. Sessions then spent the whole 2015-16 season with the team before leaving the following summer to sign a free agent deal with the Charlotte Hornets. In 1 1/2 seasons with the Wizards, Sessions averaged 9.2 points, 3.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds. He shot 46 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from three.


**Sessions played one season for the Hornets and spent part of this year with the New York Knicks. The Knicks waived Sessions on Jan. 13. Over the past two seasons in Charlotte and New York, Sessions has averaged 5.7 points, 2.5 assists and 1.4 rebounds while shooting 37 percent.

**This is Sessions' 11th NBA season. In addition to the Wizards, Hornets and Knicks, he has spent time with the Bucks, Cavs, Lakers and Kings. He began his career in Milwaukee after getting selected in the second round of the 2007 draft.


**Sessions went to the University of Nevada from 2004 through 2007 and left an impressive legacy as one of the best players in the program's history. The school's practice facility is, in fact, named after Sessions. It is called the 'Ramon Sessions Basketball Performance Center' and Sessions donated $1 million towards construction costs.

**Sessions overlapped with former Wizards player JaVale McGee at Nevada. Sessions was in his final season as a junior when McGee was a freshman. The Wolfpack were quite good that year. They peaked at No. 10 in the nation, the highest ranking in school history, and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


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Remember Ramon Sessions? Wizards bring back familiar face, sources confirm

Remember Ramon Sessions? Wizards bring back familiar face, sources confirm

For the Wizards, with a tough stretch coming and with John Wall still sidelined, depth and health is of the utmost importance.

With the team set to begin the second half of the 2018 NBA season on Thursday night against the Cavaliers, Scott Brooks and company decided to make a move to shore up their backcourt depth, a commodity the team cannot have enough of.

Veteran guard Ramon Sessions, who spent the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons in Washington, D.C., has been signed by the Wizards to a ten-day contract, NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller confirms.


The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN . Sessions played in 110 games for the Wizards over the course of his two seasons, playing in all 82 games during the 2015-16 season.

He joins the Wizards again having been waived by the New York Knicks on Jan. 13. Sessions averaged 12.8 mpg in 13 games for the Knicks.

Sessions is rejoining a former team for the third time in his career, having played in Milwaukee and Charlotte on two separate occasions.