According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers have had talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers to acquire reserve point guard Ramon Sessions.
With Derek Fisher approaching 40 years of age and Steve Blake fighting the injury bug, the Lakers evidently feel that the 25-year old Sessions could help Mike Brown’s new team get back to levels of offensive prominence.
In an interesting twist, the Lakers have nearly $9 million in a Traded Player Exception which they could send Cleveland’s way along with draft-related assets which Chris Grant and the Cavaliers have been acquiring since the day LeBron James decided to play for the Miami Heat. Unfortunately, if we are talking players in return, the Lakers, per Wojnarowski, have a slew of short-term players who cannot be traded until March 1. They had attempted to acquire point guard Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets but their trade proposal was rejected by David Stern on behalf of the league-owned franchise.
Several teams, including the New York Knicks, have expressed interest in acquiring the athletic Sessions’ services. Though he has struggled as of late, giving way to rookie point guard Kyrie Irving, Sessions is a career 45 percent shooter and has an innate ability of getting to the free throw line. He averaged 13.3 points, 5.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game in 2010-11.
The Cavaliers have reportedly also been involved in discussions for veteran center Chris Kaman.