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Sources: Knicks Waive Ramon Sessions, Sign Trey Burke

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The New York Knicks have waived point guard Ramon Sessions to make room to sign G League guard and former lottery pick Trey Burke, league sources told ESPN.

Burke, the No. 9 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, has averaged 26.6 points per game on 49 percent shooting this season for the Westchester Knicks, New York’s G League team. Sources said he will sign a deal for the rest of the season Sunday.

The move will reunite Burke with Michigan teammate Tim Hardaway Jr.

It is unclear, though, how Burke will fit in to the Knicks’ rotation, as Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina have taken the bulk of the minutes at point guard.

Sessions averaged 3.7 points and 2.1 assists in 13 games for the Knicks this season.

The Knicks have lost 10 of 13 and enter Saturday three games out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Sessions began the season as the starting point guard but fell out of the rotation after an 0-3 start and was replaced by Jack.

Source: Ian Begley of ESPN

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Sources: Zhaire Smith Out Indefinitely after Allergic Reaction Complications

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Do not expect to see Zhaire Smith on the basketball court anytime soon, at least not during 2018.

The 76ers are no stranger to rookie injuries, especially ones that keep their rookies sidelined for prolonged amounts of time. The Sixers are also familiar with bizarre injuries and situations that can be categorized as anything but typical. Smith has firmly been added to that list.

On Friday night the Sixers released a medical update on Smith.

“Zhaire Smith is recovering well after receiving additional medical treatment for complications derived from the allergic reaction that initially required a thoracoscopy,” the statement read. “His return to athletic training has yet to be determined and as such, there is no timetable for his return to play.”

According to a team source, the timetable has been pushed into 2019 and even then it’s not certain.

Source: Sarah Todd of The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Report: Timberwolves Trade Jimmy Butler to 76ers

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement to trade disgruntled All-Star forward Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told ESPN.

The 76ers are trading forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric, guard Jerryd Bayless, and a 2022 second-round pick for Butler and forward Justin Patton, sources said.

The Sixers and Butler, a four-time All-Star, have every intention of formalizing a long-term agreement this summer, sources said, but nothing is allowed to be negotiated or agreed upon until Butler opts out of the final year of his contract after the season. The Sixers will weigh Butler’s physical condition and how he fits with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, but they didn’t give up such significant assets believing that this would be a rental situation.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN

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Sources: Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler Agree to ‘scheduled rest’ Plan

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Jimmy Butler is scheduled to play tonight at Sacramento, but league sources say Minnesota will continue to mix in occasional games of “scheduled rest” for Butler as part of a jointly agreed plan coming into the season

Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

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