Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 12:15 pm  |  22 responses

Ramon Sessions Declines Player Option, Will Become Free Agent

Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions, acquired in a mid-season trade from the Cavaliers, has decided not to pick up his player option for the 2012-13 season, according to Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan. The option would have paid the 26-year old $4.5 million in the upcoming season. He averaged 11.3 points and 5.5 assists in 64 games this season.

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  • B.C.

    Thank God, decent NBA player but not a good enough player to play for a championship contender like the Lakers.

  • kobesBESTfriend

    got outplayed by steve freaking blake in the playoffs…smh

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Can’t really blame him for getting outplayed by Blake considering he’s been with the team longer and at least was comfortable with the team.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Ehh, dunno bout this guy.

  • http://www.nba.com Gman

    perhaps he wasnt aware of the, pass to kobe rule.

  • Top$helf

    It’s alot of pressure 2 perform as the Lakers starting pg I dnt think he wanted 2 deal with that he’s used 2 playin on mediocre or bad teams and putting up numbers

  • dungeon family

    Mike Brown told him to slow down and messed up his confidence started playing timid after that.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    Dude was garbage. The playoffs came and he stunk up the joint. There’s no excuses for how awful he played

  • L-train

    he sucked and Lakers should pick up someone better, it seemed like he was a good pickup but he ended up disappearing in the playoffs, good riddance!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    BC you’re an idiot, “championship contender” they never had a chance.

  • El Black Mamba

    @redd never had a chance?!?! I think if Kobe didn’t stink up two games against the thunder In the last minutes of those games ..OKC wouldn’t be in the finals

  • Marcos

    @redd; @ElBlack… “never had a chance” because stupid Sessions was starting. I still think that trading Bynum (NOT a long term solution) for instant upgrades at PG and SF; plus acquiring a Michael Beasley type with that Trade Exception is the best way right now.
    I think LA should try to win with Kobe and Gasol (proven winners) and a supporting cast. And on 2014 when both contracts expire, rebuild.
    Not around Bynum, he’s got a lazy attitude and too immature.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Yes if only, but it didn’t happen..because u didn’t have a chance with them. Dealing with hypotheticals doesn’t prove your point.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance21

    I think Sessions can play but LA is not a good fit. He needs to play somewhere where he’s an option on offense and not just expected to bring the ball up and then spot up.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    I miss the Smush Parker days…

  • Dee

    I guess he thinks he’s going to get more than the 4.5 he would’ve received…or maybe the GM let him know they have no intentions on keeping him. I’d like to see them go after Raymond Felton and some bench help with Ben Gordon. Find a way to make that happen Mitch. Still heated they wasted their last 2 picks on players they had no intebtion of signing. I’m still heated they passed on Isiah Thomas, the last pick of the draft, who’s now starting in Sacramento.

  • B.C.

    @redd, lol you’re a joke, not contenders? That’s why they won 2 out of the last 4 championships. Don’t talk about ball when you have never played organized basketball in your life.

  • anonymous

    sessions doesnt fit in la because la doesnt want a starting pg who does anything other than bring the ball up the court and spot up for open looks, i.e. fisher and blake. only average starting pgs that show little to no aggression outside of the offensive system would fit in la.

  • RunNGun

    Funny how everyone a few months ago in LAkerland was riding Ramon’s jock saying how he was the answer at point guard until they were eliminated from the playoffs…

  • anonymous

    @runNgun I know right. sessions was never the final solution just an upgrade from fisher. but in all fairness anyone was an upgrade from fisher. I seriously doubt sessions wants to stay in la anyway now that he knows that he will have to water-down his game to satisfy an offensively incompetent head coach and a ball hogging chucker.

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  • PaytonTheSneakerAddict

    Played Well During Regular Season, If LA Is Angry With Him And His Performance During The Playoffs (Which Was His First Playoff Performance) Then People Would Probably Leave If You Were In His Shoes Too