Ramon Sessions has decided to opt out of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers and become a free agent to test the market.
Sessions, who was acquired through a trade with Cleveland back in march, started off hot with the Lakers averaging 13.7 points a game and seven assists before cooling off in the playoffs and averaging less than 10 points. Speculation began as Sessions became nearly non-existent and failed to fulfill the needs of point guard the Lakers were hoping for. Sessions has thought about the decision to opt out carefully said his agent Jared Karnes, “He had to make a career decision and ultimately decided to do what was best in providing stability and longevity for him in the NBA,” Karnes also said(LA Times).
Sessions would have made close to five million staying with the Lakers but could possibly make more with another team, especially with the financial road blocks the Lakers are facing. As of right now Sessions leaving is a huge blow for the Lakers with Steve Blake now the only point guard on the team. Gaining a young and explosive point guard is more pivotal now than ever if Sessions leaves the Lakers, Blake is extremely inconsistent and does not have the basketball IQ to become the starting point guard.
Overall, let’s hope Sessions decides to stick with the Lakers because as of now the light at the end of the tunnel is barely visible in finding a new point guard and better safe than sorry or better safe than Blake…Back to the Los Angeles Lakers Newsfeed