Report: MB’s Sessions may join Kobe in L.A. backcourt

Former Myrtle Beach High standout and current Cleveland Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions could be headed to the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a report on Yahoo.com.

According to the report, the Lakers have talked with the Cavs about a possible trade that would send Sessions to L.A. to serve as Kobe Bryant’s backcourt mate.

Although the deal is not imminent, the Lakers see Sessions as a possible addition to their injury-depleted backcourt.

Sessions is averaging 9.1 points per game this season as the Cavs’ backup point guard behind rookie and overall No. 1 draft pick Kyrie Irving.

Sessions spent his first two seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks before signing a four-year, $16 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves before the 2009-10 season. Last season he was traded to the Cavaliers and had his best season yet last year, averaging 13.3 points, 5.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds a game.

The Lakers have struggled in the backcourt since guard Steve Blake was injured. They have been forced to play with rookies Andrew Goudelock and Darius Morris backing up veteran Derek Fisher.

The Lakers have an $8.9 million trade exception from the deal that sent Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks. Sessions makes $4.3 million this season and has a player option for $4.6 million next season.

The Cavs are interested in stockpiling draft picks for future use, the report said. Although other teams have reportedly inquired about acquiring Sessions lately, the Lakers have several players on short-term deals who can’t be traded until March 1.

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