According to a tweet from the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions will not exercise his player option to stay with the Lakers and will become a free agent.
Sessions came over in a trade deadline deal from the Cleveland Cavaliers and started 19 of 23 games for the Lakers. His speed and athleticism at the point guard position revitalized an aging offense that only had Kobe Bryant as someone who could create their own shot, leading many to place the Lakers back into the title conversation. He averaged 12.7 points, 6.2 assists and shot close to 48% from the field during the regular season for the Lakers.
But then the playoffs came. He only shot 37.7% from the field and saw his numbers drop across the board (9.7 points, 3.6 assists) as it seemed like the limelight of his first playoff run got to him.
The Lakers wouldn't mind bringing him back but they won't break the bank to do so. It'll be interesting to see what the market ends up being for Sessions, who made a little over $4.2 million this season.
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