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LAKERS’ POINT GUARD, SESSIONS DECLARED FREE AGENT
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:36 PM EDT

Point guard Ramon Sessions won’t exercise a player option to remain with the Lakers and should become a free agent, according to a newspaper report. Football odds

The 26-year-old Sessions would have earned $4.55 million next season but chose to check the market. There’s still a chance that Sessions will return to the L.A Lakers by signing an agreement, but there’s no promise of it.

“Ramon has meticulously considered this decision,” said Sessions’ agent, Jared Karnes. “He had to make a vocation call and ultimately decided to do what was best in providing stableness and longevity for him in the NBA, and this will only be achieved through a multi-year agreement.”

Sessions, started well with the Los Angeles Lakers after being acquired at the trade deadline, averaging 13.7 points and 7 assists as a starter in 23 regular-season games.

He tailed off in the playoffs, however, his numbers dropping to 9.7 points and 3.6 assists a game and 37.7% accuracy. He had not been to the playoffs in four other NBA seasons spent mostly as a backup.

He had till Wednesday to decide on his option. Free agency begins June 30 at 9 p.m.

The L.A Lakers acquired Sessions from Cleveland on March 15 for Luke Walton, Jason Kapono, under $1 million in cash and a 1st-round pick that turned out to be 24th overall. The L.A Lakers also received seldom-used forward Christian Eyenga in the trade.

The Los Angeles Lakers now have just one point guard under agreement next season. Steve Blake has 2 more years and $8 million remaining on his deal.

Darius Morris took the unusual step of signing a one-year contract as a rookie and is a restricted independent agent after playing only 19 games with the Lakers.

Sessions advised he wouldn’t exercise his 1 year option in an April interview with a newspaper, hoping to work out a multi-year deal with the Lakers after turning into a free agent.

“I want to be here. I don’t know what that implies or how that’s going to happen,” he announced at the time. “It isn’t a secret. I’ll tell any person that. I tell Mitch Kupchak. I tell my agent. I’d like to be here, period, for a long time.”

Sessions has been with three other teams in his NBA career Milwaukee, Minnesota and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

If Sessions doesn’t re-sign with L.A., the Lakers will have a lot of experienced independent agent point guards to pursue.

As well as Sessions the L.A Lakers might be targeting in the coming months is Deron Williams, who plays for the New Jersey Nets (soon to be the Brooklyn Nets) is the best point guard on the market according to many NBA executives, and his acquisition would lessen the sting of losing out on Chris Paul for Lakers followers.

But seeing Williams in a Lakers uniform seems unlikely at about that point in time. Los Angeles is over the luxury-tax threshold, noticeably limiting their spending ability this off-season.

The most likely way Williams dons a Lakers’ jersey is through a sign-and-trade contract with Brooklyn.


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