HoopsHype Ramon Sessions rumors

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"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

Sessions would have earned $4.55 million next season but chose to test the market. There’s still a chance that Sessions will return to the Lakers by signing a contract, but there’s no guarantee of it. “Ramon has carefully considered this decision,” said Sessions’ agent, Jared Karnes. “He had to make a career decision and ultimately decided to do what was best in providing stability and longevity for him in the NBA, and this could only be achieved through a multi-year contract.” Los Angeles Times

Eric Pincus: Not a surprise Sessions opted out - he'll likely get more than a 1yr $4 mil contract - so why wouldn't he. Lakers return a real possibility Twitter

May 28, 2012 Updates

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