HoopsHype Ramon Sessions rumors

July 12, 2012 Updates
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The Dallas Mavericks did not advance discussions with free agent point guard Ramon Sessions over the weekend, however those talks are likely to resume Monday, according to a source close to the situation. The Mavs and Houston Rockets appear to be at the top of Sessions' list because of the possibility of assuming a starting role for either club. ESPN.com

Sessions would have made $4.55 million next season with the Los Angeles Lakers had he not opted out of the final year of his deal. The source said Sessions is seeking to begin negotiations north of that salary, however the 26-year-old, initially looking for the security of a long-term deal, is said to be willing to consider flexibility depending on the situation and details of an offer. ESPN.com

July 6, 2012 Updates

The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets, Southwest Division rivals in need of a starting point guard, are both in discussions with Ramon Sessions. A source said the Mavs had a second round of talks with Session's agent and that the Rockets are now in play for the 6-foot-3 guard seeking a starting job and the security of a multiyear deal. ESPN.com

If the Dallas Mavericks have plans on agreeing to a contract with unrestricted free agent point guard Ramon Sessions, they might need to move a little faster. According to a source, the Mavs had more discussions with Sessions' representative today about the mercurial playmaker joining their organization. The source also said the Houston Rockets have some strong interest in Sessions and spoke with his representative today. "All I can tell you is that Houston is interested in Ramon,'' the source said. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

July 5, 2012 Updates

After Kidd reached his decision to move on, the Mavs again reached out to Sessions, the 26-year-old point guard that was traded from Cleveland to the Lakers at the trade deadline last season. Sessions, the source said, is seeking a starting job and security. ESPN.com

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

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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

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