Lakers Trade Talk: Why Ramon Sessions Isn’t the Answer for LA

Ramon Sessions isn’t the answer for the Lakers. He’s a definite improvement over Derek Fisher, yes; but, he’s not going to bring the Lakers any closer to that championship ring that their fans desire.

So much hoopla and hype has gone into the point guard situation for the Lakers that it caused many to demand a change. In truth, fans have been waiting for a full season and a half for the Lakers to make the change at the point. In this time, the Lakers lost out on a chance to get the best point guard in the NBA, while allowing point guards like Williams, Rose, Rondo and even Lin to have their way with them.

Thus, fans began to clamor for anyone else to take Fisher’s place, and that the problem; most fans just wanted anyone. Somewhere along the way, people began to believe that if the Lakers upgraded at the point they would be a shoo-in for a championship or at least a finals appearance. Past occurrences of when opposing point guards would destroy Fisher had many believing the he was the sole weak link.

Now after all the dust has settled, Fisher has found himself traded, Ramon Sessions of the Cleveland Cavilers has found the purple and gold, and the Lakers are still in the same position as they were before; a good team that still needs to figure it out.

While Sessions is younger and more capable defensively than Fisher was, he still is going to have problems against the likes of a Rondo, Rose, Westbrook, Paul and Williams.

In fact, there will, most likely, be games where the Lakers still have Kobe guard the point guard position until Session can show otherwise. But, in all honesty, Sessions is a strong role player who’s going to get the opportunity to start on one of the premier teams in the league. 

Time will tell if he grows skill-wise, but at this point, he doesn’t really have a choice. The season is going to end with a flurry of games and he’s going to ...

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