Ramon Sessions vs. Deron Williams: Are the Lakers a Better Team with Sessions?

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions has debuted to mostly rave reviews, but that hasn't stopped some Lakers fans from glaring longingly towards New Jersey and soon-to-be free agent lead guard Deron Williams.

If the Lakers really want to acquire Williams, then the time is quickly approaching since the Nets have lost all hope of pairing Williams with Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard.

In order to avoid losing Williams for nothing, New Jersey may be forced to accept the best deal available, and the Lakers would certainly be front-runners considering the package they could put together.

It would be hard for the Nets to resist a potential package featuring Pau Gasol and Sessions, but would that be the best move for the Lakers?

I am certainly intrigued by a lineup featuring Williams, Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant, but is that trio superior to what the Lakers already have?

Williams is definitely a better guard than Sessions and there is no question that the Lakers would be contenders with Williams on the roster, but I'm not sure he is worth breaking up the Lakers' advantage in the paint with Gasol and Bynum.

Especially when you consider how well Sessions has performed in his brief time with the Lakers.

Sessions has already proven that he can contribute 15 points and 10 assists on a consistent basis, and while he may not be capable of posting the type of gaudy numbers that Williams can, the Lakers don't need him to in order to be successful.

I'm not sure if the Lakers can win a championship this year with Sessions, but the prospects for next season are bright if the Lakers can manage to add some reserve help.

General manager Mitch Kupchak's move to bring Sessions to Los Angeles was affordable, and it was a move that allowed the Lakers to keep their championship core intact. So why upset that fragile balance now?

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