Mar 5, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Ramon Sessions (3) dribbles around Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
The Lakers pick up some help at point guard by acquiring Ramon Sessions in a trade from the Cavaliers, essentially for a first-round pick.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded point guard Ramon Sessions and former first-round pick Christian Eyenga to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Luke Walton and the Lakers' 2012 first-round draft pick, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Sessions is clearly the biggest name in this deal and could prove to be a nice pickup for the Lakers.
Sessions has been relegated to a reserve role this season, but could push Derek Fisher for starters minutes in Los Angeles. Despite starting just four times with the Cavaliers, he's been averaging 24.5 minutes and scoring 10.5 points per game and averaging 5.2 assists per game. A year ago, he averaged 13.3 points and his career scoring average is 11.0 points during his four years in the NBA.
Walton has essentially been a non-factor for at least three seasons and has played in just nine games this year. The same thing can be said for Eyanga, who was a first-round pick in 2009. Eyanga has played in just six games.