The Los Angeles Lakers have been the team mentioned most in trade rumors this season and finally made a move to improve their bggest area of need by trading for Cleveland Cavaliers back up point guard Ramon Sessions Thursday. The Lakers are sending Luke Walton, Jason Kapono and a 2012 first round pick to the Cavs, with Cleveland sending Christian Eyenga to LA to complete the deal.
The Lakers have struggled offensively this season without a true point guard to set up the offense. Kobe Bryant has been relied upon heavily to initiate the Lakers offense as well as score himself. Bryant is currently leading the NBA in scoring at 29 ppg but has struggles with turnovers at times. Landing Sessions gives the Lakers another option that can create shots on the perimeter in Mike Brown’s pick and roll offense.
Sessions has averaged 10.5 ppg and 5.2 in a back up role for the Cavs. Luke Walton has played sparingly for Los Angeles this season and has two years and $11.7 mil left on his contract.