Via Alex Kennedy:
“On Thursday morning, point guard Troy Hudson will work out for the New York Knicks.
Last week, Hudson held a work out in Las Vegas for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Memphis Grizzlies, Philadelphia 76ers, and Detroit Pistons.
New York was pursuing free agent Ramon Sessions, but sources tell RealGM’s Alex Kennedy that talks have broken down because of New York’s hesitance to add salary to their payroll in 2010.
Sessions is a restricted free agent, which means that the Knicks must offer him a contract of at least two years.
Hudson has averaged 9.0 points and 3.4 over the course of his eleven-year career.”
I mean can I get a workout? I understand due diligence but is this necessary? Who’s next? Bonzi Wells? I also don’t believe that talks have broken down with Sessions. Walsh is just not willing to offer Sessions the full MLE, especially when he has no other offers. If Isiah was here, Sessions would have been signed in early July to a 5 year deal. As fans it’s hard to be patient and look at the bigger picture, but until another offer is made there’s no need for Walsh to throw money and cap space at Sessions, especially since he’s never experienced success throughout a full season.
Quick sidebar on Troy Hudson. He retired initially to pursue a music career as T-Hud. His album, Undrafted, sold 78 copies in its first week. “I have my own label — Nutty Boyz Entertainment — and I have three artists,” he said. I’ll pass.