The Lakers ongoing pursuit of a point guard continues.
The Lakers have an $8.9 million trade exception, acquired from the Dallas Mavericks for Lamar Odom, to absorb salary. Sessions makes $4.3 million this season, and has a player option for $4.6 million for the 2012-13 season.
After having his best season last year, averaging 13.3 points and 5.2 assists, Sessions is taking a back seat in Cleveland to number one overall pick Kyrie Irving. But despite the lesser role, he’s proven himself to be valuable option.
Wojnarowski goes on to mention that Cleveland may be interested in a few of Lakers on short term deals — Barnes, Murphy, Kapono, Caracter, and Ebanks all fit the bill.
Cleveland is interested in stockpiling draft picks in potential deals, sources said. Several teams have inquired about Sessions lately, front-office sources said. The Lakers have a handful of players on short-term deals who can’t be traded until March 1.
No deal is imminent, but it will be interesting to see how Lakers management handles the hole at the 1 spot.