Ramon Sessions Making the Most of His Opportunity with the LA Lakers

Karthik TadisinaSenior Writer IApril 8, 2012

Ramon Sessions.
Ramon Sessions.Harry How/Getty Images

One player excited to be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers is point guard Ramon Sessions. The point guard has seen it all during his short NBA career, and is glad to be a key contributor on a winning team.

Sessions was acquired along with Christian Eyenga from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Luke Walton, Jason Kapono (now released) and a protected 2012 first-round pick.

Since entering the NBA as a second-round pick in 2007 by the Milwaukee Bucks after three years at the University of Nevada-Reno, Sessions has been a vastly underrated player in the league.

During the first two years of his Bucks tenure, Sessions spent a good portion of it playing with the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League, where he honed his game and put up decent numbers.

He did make a small impact on the Bucks when he was asked to fill in for point guards Mo Williams and Charlie Bell one night, and ended up hitting the game-winning shot versus the Washington Wizards in an April 4, 2009 game. This was just the start of Sessions' gradual improvement that led to the jump-starting of his NBA career.

Sessions signed a four-year, $16.4 million offer sheet with the Minnesota Timberwolves in September 2009, which the Bucks decided not to match.

Sessions shared point-guard duties with Jonny Flynn in Minnesota and eventually lasted only one year before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a four-player trade.

With the Cavaliers, Sessions averaged 13.3 points and 5.2 assists per game and was able to get playing time to prove his worth as a floor leader. However, when the Cavaliers drafted Kyrie Irving in the 2011 draft, Sessions soon became expendable.

The Cavaliers were looking to move Sessions at the trade deadline as they did not want to lose him in exchange for nothing as a free agent. The Lakers may have found themselves a point guard for the future in Ramon Sessions.