Ramon Sessions Passes Up Player Option
With the stroke of a pen Tuesday, the Lakers went from having a point guard of the future to almost no point guards.
Ramon Sessions will not exercise a player option to stay with the Lakers and will become a free agent, leaving Steve Blake as their only point guard under contract.
Sessions would have earned $4.55 million next season. He could return to the Lakers by signing with them, but there’s no guarantee of it.
“Both sides have to absorb some risk,” Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said. “I’m not quite sure if he’s completely aware of what the future holds for him. We have to plan for the contingency that he won’t be available as a free agent.”
Kupchak said he wished Sessions had exercised the one-year option to allow the Lakers more time to evaluate him.