HoopsHype Ramon Sessions + Trade rumors

March 15, 2012 Updates

Jason Lloyd: #Cavs keeping quiet, but I've been told Ramon Sessions will be moved today. Not sure yet if they'll get the 1st rd pick they've been seeking Twitter

March 14, 2012 Updates

The Los Angeles Lakers are stepping up their efforts to trade for Cavaliers point guard Ramon Sessions, multiple Western Conference sources have told FOX Sports Ohio. According to one source, the Lakers’ interest in Sessions appeared to peak around All-Star weekend, but dwindled quickly when they learned the Cavs’ wouldn’t budge from receiving a first-round draft pick in return. But after exploring the market for a point guard, “the Lakers are finding a deal for Sessions may be the best fit,” a source said. FOXSportsOhio

The Cavs are also content keeping Sessions if they don’t get a deal they like. Teams have until Thursday afternoon to make a trade, or will be forced to wait until the season ends. Sessions, 25, is averaging 10.6 points and 5.1 assists in just less than 25 minutes per game as Kyrie Irving’s backup. “He’d be a big upgrade (for the Lakers) at point guard,” one source said. FOXSportsOhio

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to express interest in Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard Ramon Session. What’s the hold up? The Lakers want to use their $8.9 million traded-player exception to acquire Sessions. However, the Cavaliers have asked for a first-round pick to also be included in the deal. Like many trades around the NBA, the inclusion of a first-round pick is keeping this deal from going down. League sources believe one side will budge in the next day and Sessions will land in Los Angeles. HoopsWorld

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Sessions said he's been unfazed by all the speculation. He's already been traded once and is playing for his third franchise in five seasons. "I have been hearing rumors since my first season in Milwaukee," Sessions said. "It's one of those things you get used to." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sessions holds a $4.55 million player's option for next season, but said he will not make a decision on whether to exercise it until the off-season. If the Cavs do not move him at the deadline and Sessions opts out, they could lose him for nothing. The Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks are two teams rumored to have interest in Sessions. The Minnesota Timberwolves, fighting for a Western Conference playoff spot, might also be calling the Cavaliers after the season-ending knee injury to point guard Ricky Rubio. Sessions was asked if he wants to remain a Cavalier after the deadline. "Yeah, I like what we have going on," he said. "I like working with the Young Fella [Irving]. The guys in here respect me a lot. I definitely like what we have going on." Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 9, 2012 Updates

The challenges involved in getting teams to surrender first-rounders also explain why the Cavaliers haven't moved Ramon Sessions yet. Interest in Sessions from the Lakers has been an open secret for weeks, but Cleveland has yet to be offered the future first-rounder it wants in exchange for a point guard made expendable by the rapid rise of rookie Kyrie Irving. There is a sense, however, that the Lakers will be more inclined to meet Cleveland's asking price on deadline day if they haven't made a bigger deal by that point. ESPN.com

March 8, 2012 Updates

The word is the Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to trade Ramon Sessions. This one was somewhat obvious considering Sessions has an opt-out in his deal and has made no secret that he’ll use it this summer to try and land a better deal. The Cavs were holding on to Ramon in part as insurance for rookie guard Kyrie Irving, but given that the Cavs are now 14-23 on the season and 4 games out of the playoff picture, the writing is on the wall. The Cavs have lost seven of their last ten games and 11 of their last 17 and seem ready to take care of business. HoopsWorld

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