NBA Trades: Ramon Sessions Was the Best Option for the Los Angeles Lakers

Since the Lakers were dramatically ousted by the Dallas Mavericks last postseason in sweeping fashion, the weakness at the point guard position has been in the spotlight. Further, the point guard problem seemed to grow with the exit of Phil Jackson and the triangle offense, which did not require a strong point guard performance. The aging and overall decline of Laker favorite Derek Fisher and the inconsistency of Steve Blake propelled the urgency for Mitch Kupckak and Jim Buss to make a move.

Buss and Kupchak appeared to be heroes when they were able to acquire Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets in a three-team trade that included the Houston Rockets. Then, when David Stern nixed the deal and crickets could be heard, as far as the fans were concerned, questions and rumors came to the forefront in the basketball community.

Meanwhile, on the court the Lakers have had an up and down season. During the first half of the season, the players struggled to transfer their offense from the triangle to the Mike Brown system. The weakness at the point guard position become more apparent when the team faced opponents with star point guards, such as the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers. Yet, the Lakers were at the top of their division as we entered mid-March. 

As the trade deadline approach and no moves were made by the Lakers' management, panic and frustration surfaced by fans especially on Twitter. Then with a little more than an hour left until the deadline, news broke that the Lakers' acquired point guard Ramon Session and forward Christian Eyenga from the Cleveland Cavaliers for a future first-round draft pick, forward Luke Walton and guard Jason Kapono. Laker fans were thrilled with the acquisition of a skilled, young point guard like Sessions.

So, there is one question that should be answered: Was Ramon Sessions the best available option at the point guard position for the Los An...

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