MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired guard Ramon Sessions (6-3, 190) and forward Jeff Adrien (6-7, 245) from the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for guards Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour, General Manager John Hammond announced on Thursday, February 20th.
A six-year NBA veteran from the University of Nevada, Sessions, 27, returns for his second stint with Milwaukee. Originally selected by the Bucks with the 56th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, Sessions played his first two seasons in Milwaukee and averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 96 games. Sessions tallied 10+ assists on 16 occasions in a Bucks uniform, including 12 point/assist double-doubles. On April 14, 2008, Sessions handed out a Bucks franchise-record 24 assists vs. Chicago. He also tallied a career-best 44 points in a Bucks uniform on Feb. 7, 2009, vs. Detroit. Sessions owns career averages of 11.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 439 career games with Milwaukee, Minnesota, Cleveland, the L.A. Lakers and Charlotte.
Adrien, 28, is averaging 2.3 points and 3.5 rebounds in his fourth NBA season. After going undrafted out of the University of Connecticut in 2009, Adrien signed as a free agent with Golden State and appeared in 23 games as a rookie for the Warriors during the 2010-11 season. He played his second NBA season with Houston before signing with Charlotte prior to the 2012-13 campaign. In his four NBA seasons, Adrien owns career averages of 3.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 108 games.
Neal signed with the Bucks as a free agent this offseason after spending his first three seasons in San Antonio. The Towson alum averaged 10.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 36.0 percent from beyond the arc in 30 games with Milwaukee. He owns career averages of 9.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 234 appearances.
An 11-year veteran, Ridnour was acquired by the Bucks last summer as part of a three-team trade with Minnesota and Oklahoma City. A member of the Bucks from 2008 through 2010 as well, Ridnour has appeared in 36 games during his second stint in Milwaukee with averages of 5.7 points and 3.4 assists per game. Originally selected by Seattle with the 14th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, the University of Oregon product owns career averages of 9.8 points and 4.7 assists in 758 appearances.