Lakers Rumors: Ramon Sessions Trade Needs to Happen Quickly for L.A.

The Los Angeles Lakers have surprisingly not made a move yet to solve their problems at the point guard position, and general manager Mitch Kupchak would be smart to make a trade sooner rather than later.

The Lakers have been interested in acquiring Cleveland Cavaliers backup point guard Ramon Sessions recently, and it's strange that this deal hasn't been made yet.

While he's a good player, Sessions isn't vitally important to the Cavaliers. Since it's unlikely they will make the playoffs this season, trading him isn't a terrible option.

With veterans Derek Fisher and Steve Blake underperforming this season, it's clear that if the Lakers want to return to the NBA Finals, they must find an improvement at point guard before the trading deadline in March.

Sessions is an athletic guard who, at only 25 years old, can be a productive member of the Lakers backcourt for years to come. 

Not only can Sessions get to the basket and score,  he can knock down outside shots too. He's also improved his free-throw percentage this season to 86 percent, which is seven percent above his career average.

The best teams in the Western Conference have athletic point guards who dominate in transition, and with a 37-year-old Fisher starting at point guard, the Lakers don't have the speed necessary to contain the likes of Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker.

The Lakers don't have a ton of trade chips to use before the deadline, but Sessions likely won't cost Kupchak a high enough price where he decides not to make the deal.

He must make a trade to help the Lakers' point guard situation before all the best options have already been acquired by other teams.

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