Ex-MB star Sessions takes over starting role for Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie point guard Kyrie Irving’s loss is former Myrtle Beach High standout Ramon Sessions’ gain.

Irving, the Cavs’ starting point guard and a candidate for Rookie of the Year honors, missed Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers due to a concussion.

Irving was hurt during Tuesday’s game against the Miami Heat, when he was kneed in the head. The No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft, Irving was diagnosed with a concussion prior to Wednesday’s game.

He is listed as being out indefinitely, opening the door for Sessions to earn playing time and show what he can do before the NBA trade deadline.

Sessions started in place of Irving, who is averaging 18 points and 5.1 points per game, and turned in a double-double in Wednesday’s 99-92 victory over the Clippers.

Sessions had 24 points and 13 rebounds in the win and is expected to start again Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, his former team.

Sessions has been the subject of trade rumors after Irving’s hot start has decreased his role. The most prevelent rumor has him going to the Los Angeles Lakers to be Kobe Bryant’s back-court mate.

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