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March 22, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Game stories -- The Times' Mike Bresnahan believes Ramon Sessions may have played his last game off the bench. In just his fourth game as a Laker, Sessions posted 17 points on seven-of-eight shooting, nine assists and five rebounds in the Lakers' 109-93 victory Wednesday over the Dallas Mavericks. -- The Orange County Register's Jon Machota highlights Sessions' bench effort against Dallas. -- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford explains how the Lakers were able to play well against Dallas after performing horribly the night before against the Houston Rockets.
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March 27, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks are an awful team, clinging to the NBA's worst record week after week, month after month. But they can always remember one thing about this season. They swept the Lakers. It became official Thursday, 108-105, another loss for the Lakers that was only slightly better than their dismal one at home to the Bucks. On New Year's Eve. By 15. Was it already mentioned that the Bucks are the worst team in the NBA? This one took place in front of thousands of empty seats because the Wisconsin Badgers started a Sweet 16 game in Anaheim 15 minutes before tipoff here.
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May 16, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The early image of Ramon Sessions zooming up the court and creating in transition quickly evaporated. Instead, it's been replaced with a tentative point guard who has an inconsistent shot, occasionally attacks the basket and rarely creates offense. Then there's his defense of quick, opposing point guards. For all the hand-wringing over Derek Fisher 's getting burned on pick-and-rolls, Sessions has hardly fared much better. The result: The Lakers so far has lacked the consistent point guard production they need in the postseason.
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March 26, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
When: 5 PDT. Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 24-46; Bucks 13-58. Record vs. Bucks: 0-1. Update: The Bucks have the NBA's worst record and are a woeful 8-27 at home. Point guard Brandon Knight has been their most consistent player, averaging 17.4 points and 4.9 assists. Former Lakers guard Ramon Sessions has averaged 14.9 points and 3.9 assists since being acquired by Milwaukee last month from Charlotte.
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March 23, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Shortly after the morning shoot-around ended Friday, Lakers Coach Mike Brown stood near center court talking at length with guard Ramon Sessions. Part of that discussion involved what Laker fans have clamored for ever since the team acquired Sessions' last week in a trade with Cleveland. Sessions will become the Lakers' starting point guard beginning tonight  at Staples Center against the Portland Trail Blazers. Brown said "there's a comfort level there with all of us and Sessions," who has averaged 12 points on 56.7% shooting and 5.2 assists in 24.6 minutes per game through his four appearances with the Lakers.
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April 29, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The playoff nostalgia has swept Lakers guard Ramon Sessions everywhere he goes. Shortly after he joined the Lakers from a trade a little more than two months ago, Sessions bought a television set for a local bar named Wagon Wheel in his hometown in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The enthusiasm for the purple and gold has spread so much that Sessions describes it as a "Laker town. " As soon as the Lakers officially clinched a playoff berth, Sessions immediately sensed he had turned a corner after toiling with non-playoff teams, such as the Milwaukee Bucks (2007-09)
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April 13, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Two days after feeling additional pain in his sprained left shoulder, guard Ramon Sessions described the shoulder before the Lakers-Nuggets game Friday as "good. " "The shoulder is feeling the best it has felt," he said. Sessions says he hardly felt that way during the Lakers' 98-84 victory Wednesday over the San Antonio Spurs. After taking a blow to the shoulder, Sessions sat out with 3:05 left in the third quarter and later returned for the final 6:30 of the game. He appeared tentative during that stretch, logging only one field-goal attempt and an assist.
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April 3, 2012 | By Mark Medina
In the middle of several nights, Ramon Sessions woke up dazed and confused. He then searched around his Manhattan Beach residence, wondering about his pet dog's whereabouts. Sesh, his 6-month-old Staffordshire terrier, wasn't there, though. The dog remained in Cleveland for nine days with Sessions' cousin after the Cavaliers traded him to the Lakers. It turns out Sessions' arrival to the Lakers involved much more than learning the offense, playing with new teammates and getting settled in a new area.
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March 15, 2012 | By Ben Bolch
The Lakers have acquired a point guard to help them in their playoff push, trading for Cleveland's Ramon Sessions, according to an NBA official. The Lakers sent forward Luke Walton, forward Jason Kapono and their 2012 first-round draft choice to the Cavaliers for Sessions and forward Christian Eyenga. Sessions became expendable in Cleveland after the Cavaliers made rookie Kyrie Irving their starting point guard. Sessions, who turns 26 next month, was averaging 10.5 points and 5.2 assists for the Cavaliers.
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March 23, 2012 | By Mark Medina
-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan talks to Ramon Sessions' agent, who indicates uncertainty as to whether the new Lakers guard will take advantage of his ability to opt out of his $4.6-million contract for next season. -- The Times' Bill Plaschke argues that Oklahoma City is better equipped to beat the Lakers in the playoffs now that the Thunder have Derek Fisher. -- Ball Don't Lie's Dan Devine has an awesome photo caption contest featuring former Laker Luke Walton.
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February 1, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers are well-represented throughout the NBA. On Saturday, former Lakers center Andrew Bynum signed with the Indiana Pacers. Guard Shannon Brown, who won two titles with Bynum and the Lakers, also signed a 10-day contract on Saturday with the San Antonio Spurs. On Friday night, the Lakers fell to the Charlotte Bobcats, 110-100, a team armed with four ex-Lakers. In total, 14 former Lakers are under contract with other teams -- more if training camp invites and traded draft picks are included: Charlotte Bobcats: Ramon Sessions, Josh McRoberts, Jannero Pargo and Chris Douglas-Roberts (training camp invite)
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January 31, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (16-30) look to end a five-game losing streak on Friday night when they host the Charlotte Bobcats (20-27) at Staples Center. Charlotte is currently in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, but barely. The New York Knicks (19-27) have won four straight.  The Bobcats are still waiting to get point guard Kemba Walker back from an ankle injury. The Lakers won in Charlotte earlier in the season during Kobe Bryant's brief six-game run after recovering from his Achilles injury but before he fractured his knee.
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January 31, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
  The Lakers played against a bunch of guys who used to be on their team, and the result was like everything else this season. Boring. Uneventful. A loss. The Charlotte Bobcats were the winners Friday, 110-100, extending the Lakers' stupefyingly futile run to 3-18 since Dec. 21. Four former Lakers got in on the action for the Bobcats, but Al Jefferson trumped everybody with 40 points and 18 rebounds at Staples Center. Pau Gasol's body language is usually a good indicator of the Lakers' temperature.
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December 14, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In times like these, with the Lakers down to no healthy point guards, it's tempting to ask "What if?" What if Ramon Sessions hadn't opted out of the final year of his contract, a move setting in motion a chain of events that led to the Lakers acquiring Steve Nash and then Dwight Howard ? What if, indeed. Sessions is finishing a two-year, $10-million deal he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats after declining a one-year, $4.55-million player option that would have kept him with the Lakers for the 2012-13 season.
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November 15, 2013
Smush Parker was the Lakers' point guard the last time the Timberwolves beat them? I've got news for you. Smush would start for this year's edition too. And he'd look so good next to the rest of the turkeys they've got playing that Bill Plaschke would be touting him for the All-Star game. Harry Turtledove Chatsworth :: Getting Steve Nash for two firsts and two seconds while paying him $18 million is the worst signing in the history of the franchise. In actuality, Nash cost them three first-round picks because the Lakers did not sign Ramon Sessions, who cost them one. Nash needs to do the right thing and either retire or accept a buyout.
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June 14, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
  The Lakers held a workout on Thursday in preparation for the NBA Draft on June 27.   Pre-draft workouts today w/ Kenny Kadji, Peyton Siva, Brandon Triche, Dewayne Dedmon, C.J. Harris & B.J. Young. pic.twitter.com/aJBhDoLL6l - Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 13, 2013 The team will pick in the second round at No. 48 -- their first-round pick belongs to the Cleveland Cavaliers (related to both the Ramon Sessions and Steve Nash trades). Kadji (6 feet 10)
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May 22, 2012 | By Mark Medina
*Audio of Ramon Sessions exit interview After talking with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday at his exit interview, Ramon Sessions knows the Lakers would like to keep him. ""It was clear leaving the meeting they wanted me back," Sessions said. "It was 100% clear. " Sessions said he "definitely" wants to return to the Lakers and described his experience with the team as a "dream come true. " But he said he doesn't know how he's going to proceed regarding his player option worth $4.55 million next season.
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March 23, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Even if Ramon Sessions has only provided a four-game sample size, it's safe to make a few conclusions about his 12 points on 56.7% shooting and six assists in 25 minutes. 1. The Lakers execute their offense with faster efficiency. The Lakers appear far more prolific in running pick-and-roll sets. According to Synergy Sports Technology , the Lakers generated only 10.9% of their offense through P&Rs before Sessions' arrival. Since then, Sessions runs the offense through pick-and-rolls on 53.4% of his possessions and converts on 52.4% of those plays.  The same difference applies to the Lakers' transition game.
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April 19, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
By virtue of the Clippers' winning a random tiebreaker over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, the Lakers will not receive the Grizzlies' 2013 second-round pick in the NBA draft. Dating to the Chris Mihm trade in 2009, the Lakers expected to receive Memphis' second-round selection as long as it landed in the 56-60 range. The Clippers and Grizzlies finished with the same 56-26 record this season. The league used a random drawing to determine which team would pick higher in the first round.
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April 16, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
It's not just the Lakers and their fans who want to see the team make the playoffs. The 24-win Cleveland Cavaliers (24-57) have a vested interest in seeing the Lakers in the postseason. Conversely, the Phoenix Suns (25-56) are hoping the Utah Jazz (44-37) eclipse the Lakers (45-36) in the standings Wednesday. Future draft picks can make interesting bedfellows. As part of the Steve Nash trade this past summer, the Lakers sent their 2013 first-round pick to the Suns. While the pick is technically unprotected, final standings will dictate exactly which pick goes to Phoenix.
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