Minnesota Timberwolves: 10 players you forgot played for the Wolves in the 2010s

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 10: Lance Stephenson #7 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 10: Lance Stephenson #7 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Minnesota Timberwolves, Ramon Sessions
Ramon Sessions #7 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) /

10 players you forgot played for the Minnesota Timberwolves: Ramon Sessions

86. . Point Guard. Minnesota Timberwolves. Ramon Sessions. 5. player

  • Played in 82 games with the Wolves in 2009-10
  • Averaged 8.2 points and 3.1 assists per game

As long as we’re talking about the 2009-10 Wolves, we may as well talk Ramon Sessions.

Sessions was part of David Kahn’s largely nonsensical re-making of the Timberwolves roster shortly after taking over the team in the summer of 2009. But he was only signed after Kahn’s prize draft pick, Ricky Rubio, confirmed he was staying overseas for at least another year or two by signing a six-year deal with his club in Spain.

Kahn had also drafted Jonny Flynn but while waiting for Rubio to make a decision, he ended up without a backup. Sessions, a restricted free agent who was allowed to walk after only two years with the Milwaukee Bucks, was still on the market.

Kahn landed him for four years and $16 million — not a bad average annual value, but a long deal for a backup point guard. Consider that Flynn was the starter with Rubio waiting in the wings, and it’s hard to see why Kahn made this signing.

Sessions was the primary backup that season, appearing in all 82 games but only starting once. A year after putting up 12.4 points and 5.7 assists per game with the Bucks, Sessions’ reduction in minutes led to per-game averages of just 8.2 points and 3.1 assists per game.

The idea of Sessions wasn’t a bad one: a solid, steady backup guard who was passable on both ends of the floor. But the biggest problem with Sessions as a player is that he didn’t do any one thing extremely well.

He wasn’t a floor-spacer, shooting 1-for-15 for the season from beyond the arc for the Wolves. He also wasn’t ultra-athletic and while he got to the free throw line at a decent clip, he wasn’t great at finishing in the paint and was only a 71.7 percent free-throw shooter when he did get there.

Ultimately, he was traded alongside Hollins and a second-round draft pick to get Sebastian Telfair and Delonte West — although the bigger coup was dumping the three years and $12 million remaining on the deal. Sessions went on to play for eight teams over 11 seasons, last appearing for Washington in 2018.