No deal is imminent, but the Lakers view Sessions as a candidate who could help their depleted backcourt.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: I like Ramon Sessions. You like Ramon Sessions. And the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks both like Ramon Sessions enough to call the Cleveland Cavaliers and inquire about his availability.
Sessions, however, isn’t the answer. At least long-term.
The Lakers and Knicks must view the former D-League star as a stop-gap until this summer when both franchises can make a decision about the one-spot.
Perhaps the Lakers then push for free-agent-to-be Deron Williams. Perhaps the Knicks sign ageless wonder Steve Nash for the mid level exception.
Either way, Sessions will fail in L.A. or New York if either team acquires him and expects the jitterbug point guard to be a mid-season saviour.
Sessions, while talented and dynamic, isn’t capable of jumping into the Staples Center or Madison Square Gardens pressure cooker and rectifying things at, say, the trade deadline.
(Of course, both clubs have options. The Lakers recently sent Rafer Alston to their D-League squad, while Baron Davis may help when he gets healthy.)
Sessions would help the Lakers and Knicks. But he wouldn’t be the answer.
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