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Updated: Clippers nowhere close to deal with Ramon Sessions

August 26, 2009 | 11:32 am

Ramon_240 A Clippers official said a report from the Journal Times  of Racine, Wis., that said the Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks are having "serious conversations" involving free agent point guard Ramon Sessions is "not only outdated, but absolutely inaccurate."

The Clippers' interest in Sessions isn't anything new. They have maintained a wait-and-see approach while Sessions has pursued a starting role with the New York Knicks. The Milwaukee Bucks would have a week to match any offer. Newsday recently reported that the Knicks weren't prepared to offer Sessions a multiyear deal.

The Clippers want him as a backup to Baron Davis, but their flexibility is more limited after acquiring Rasual Butler from the New Orleans Hornets. They absorbed his $3.9-million salary thanks to a $7.3-million trade exception they had after shipping Zach Randolph last month to the Memphis Grizzlies. Sebastian Telfair, acquired in a three-player trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Quentin Richardson, will back up Davis.

-- Mark Medina

Photo: Milwaukee's Ramon Sessions drives between the Clippers' Jason Hart, left, and Eric Gordon last December. Photo credit: Morry Gash / Associated Press.