Sessions Better Suited as Backup PG?
On Monday’s first play, (Russell) Westbrook darted out and stole Ramon Session’s initial pass and went down and scored. It did not change appreciably from there.
There was more evidence that Ramon Sessions is exactly what he was when the Lakers got him from Cleveland – a backup point guard, at least on this level. He was supposed to keep point guards from burrowing inside the defense, and he was supposed to beat people downcourt. The Lakers scored zero fast-break points Monday.
The Lakers had no conventional point guard under Phil Jackson. Sessions is a driver and disher, and it’s obvious that few of his teammates, if any, know exactly where he’s going and what he’ll be doing. In the playoffs he is shooting 36.8 percent with 31 assists in eight games.