NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Interested In Ramon Sessions

"Yeah, we're trying to find your replacement, Derek."

While many of us have been pondering the plausibility of Ramon Sessions being traded this season, there hasn't really been any talk about it. Until now, that is.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Los Angeles Lakers are amongst the teams most interested in Razor Ramon. Wait, you mean Derek Fisher wasn't cutting it? Man, I never saw that coming.

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. Cleveland is interested in stockpiling draft picks in potential deals, sources said. Several teams have inquired about Sessions lately, front-office sources said.

There aren't really any players on the Lakers that the Cavaliers would be interested in, although LA does have two first round draft picks this year. The problem with these picks is that they will likely be very late in the first round (from LA and from Dallas).

If Chris Grant manages to get both of those picks from the Lakers in exchange for Ramon Sessions, that's a deal that I would be ecstatic with. The picks would in the mid-20s and could possibly be packaged to trade up further in the draft. Even if the Cavs can only manage to get one first round pick from the Lakers, that'd be great. Sessions is too good to be a back-up on this team, in my opinion, and in a deep draft, the Cavs could get a decent player with either of the picks.

I'm not sure if a deal will happen, but I'm willing to bet that right now, Grant is asking for two picks and will eventually come down to just one and a throw-in player or second-rounder to get the deal done.

What say you?

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