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JAM SESSIONS: The Knicks have strong interest in young Bucks point guard Ramon Sessions, seen here in action versus the Nets last season, and may extend an offer as soon as today.

Last updated: 3:13 pm
July 22, 2009

With Steve Nash out of the picture for 2010 after he agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Suns, Knicks president Donnie Walsh is again zeroing in on young Bucks point guard Ramon Sessions. Walsh is on the verge of making Sessions a long-term, mid-level offer for roughly $26 million, the player's agent told The Post yesterday.




Walsh met with veteran free agent point guard Andre Miller yesterday at the team's Westchester facility, but the Knicks look at the 33-year-old Miller as a one-year rental, making him a longshot option.

On the other hand, Sessions, 23, now is being regarded by the Knicks as a point-guard-of-the-future type.

The Knicks became reluctant to get serious about Sessions earlier this month. They felt the Bucks would match a mid-level offer and didn't want to be tied up waiting on Milwaukee.

Now they think the Bucks will pass because of their comfort level with first-round draft pick Brandon Jennings, who is the centerpiece of the team's season-ticket marketing campaign on their Web site.

Agent Chubby Wells said Sessions is deciding between three teams, including the Knicks and the Clippers, who may be able to offer more than $5.8 million by working out a sign-and-trade with Milwaukee and using a trade exception.

The Bucks would have seven days to match a Knicks offer sheet.

Wells said the Knicks appeared agreeable to giving Sessions four years at the mid-level, which would total about $26.5 million. Wells said he hoped to sign an offer sheet with a team by today or tomorrow.

"They've gotten real serious," Wells said of the Knicks.

If Sessions accepts a Knicks offer, that could affect the David Lee situation. Walsh could conceivably pull his current $7-8 million per year offer and see if Lee accepts the one-year, $2.7 million qualifier.

Sessions is well-known by the Knicks coaching staff. Assistant Dan D'Antoni, Mike's brother, coached Sessions in AAU ball in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

In an ESPN video from Las Vegas, Dan D'Antoni said, "He's always been a share-the-ball-first guard. He's got great rhythm, great vision in the open court and halfcourt sets.

"I always thought he'd have good things going for him. He could better his shot. I can see him as one of the best guards in the league if he can get his shot beyond the 3-point line."

Selected 56th by the Bucks two years ago out of Nevada, Sessions averaged 27.5 minutes, 12.4 points and 5.7 assists last season, his first full season in the league.