HoopsHype Ramon Sessions rumors

July 5, 2012 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Ramon Sessions won't return to the Los Angeles Lakers, source close to situation reiterates. He wants a starting job. He'll sign elsewhere. Twitter

July 4, 2012 Updates
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July 1, 2012 Updates

Shortly after the 9 p.m. PT start to the free agent frenzy, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak called a representative of Ramon Sessions to formally express the team's interest in opening contract negotiations, according to Sessions' agent, Jared Karnes. "Our discussion was cordial and I'm looking forward to talking to Mitch again in the near future," Karnes told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "I'm satisfied with tonight and looking forward to continue this process in the next few days." ESPN.com

While the Lakers have genuine interest in retaining the 26-year-old Sessions, they're protecting themselves by pursuing a list of established, veteran free agent point guards as well ESPNLosAngeles.com has learned. The Lakers are targeting a handful of veteran point guards including Chauncey Billups, Jameer Nelson and Kirk Hinrich, according to a source familiar with the team's plan for free agency. ESPN.com

June 29, 2012 Updates
June 20, 2012 Updates

"We will try to sign Sessions when the rules allow beginning in July," he says. "And improve the bench." No major free-agent signings, no blockbuster trades? "No," he says. Los Angeles Times

June 19, 2012 Updates

Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Tuesday about Sessions, who will explore free agency July 1 after not exercising his $4.55 million option for next season: “He did indicate that he was happy here in Los Angeles, and that he would look to return. But once again, once the market comes into play there’s no telling what will happen.” The Lakers’ position on re-signing Sessions is evident in Kupchak referring to the Lakers’ needing to formulate “backup plans” if he does leave. “With all situations like that, both sides have to absorb some risk,” Kupchak said. “I’m not quite sure if he’s completely aware of what the future holds for him beginning on July 1st. Beginning today, we have to plan for the contingency that he won’t be available as a free agent on a later date in July. And we have to make sure we have backup plans in place.” Orange County Register

Elliott Teaford: #Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on Ramon Sessions' decision to opt out and test free agency: "I don't know if disappointed is the right word." Twitter

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