Jared Karnes, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based agent for recently traded Cavaliers point guard Ramon Sessions, says his client is excited about playing for the L.A. Lakers — but that Sessions won’t forget his time in Cleveland.
“He will always be grateful for their fans, the city, the entire community and the organization,” Karnes said in a phone conversation with FOX Sports Ohio. “It was special for him.”
Sessions was traded to the Lakers, along with Cavs swingman Christian Eyenga, for forwards Luke Walton and Jason Kapono, as well as the Lakers’ 2012 first-round pick. The Lakers also traded point guard Derek Fisher and a 2012 first-round pick (from Dallas) to Houston for forward Jordan Hill.
The second move, according to those familiar with the Lakers’ thinking, opens the door for Sessions to start in the backcourt alongside Kobe Bryant.
Sessions averaged 17.8 points and 11.0 assists in four starts this season for the Cavs.
“He’s very much looking forward to and excited about his new opportunity,” Karnes said of Sessions.
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