Former Seahawk Sessions traded from Cavs to Lakers

Former Myrtle Beach High hoops star Ramon Sessions is headed to Los Angeles to join Kobe Bryant in the Lakers’ backcourt as part of a multi-player deal before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.

The Lakers gave the Cleveland Cavaliers their first round pick in this year’s draft as part of the compensation to acquire Sessions. The Cavs also get Lakers forwards Luke Walton and Jason Kapono while sending swingman Christian Eyenga to L.A.

Sessions was expecting to receive offers from the Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves, the same team that traded him to Cleveland last year. The loss of Ricky Rubio for the season had Minnesota suddenly expressing interest in re-acquiring the four-year veteran.

Sessions is averaging 10.5 points, 5.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game this season while serving as a backup to rookie sensation Kyrie Irving. He is expected to see significant minutes for the Lakers, who have been interested in acquiring him for more than a month now.

The Lakers further demonstrated their faith in Sessions by also trading away longtime point guard Derek Fisher later Thursday. Fisher was sent to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Jordan Hill.

Sessions is earning $4.2 million this season and is scheduled to make $4.5 million next season, but the Lakers have discussed the possibility of re-signing Sessions to a long-term deal if he fares well in L.A.

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