Ramon Sessions Talks Option, Lakers, Future

May 28 2012 at 12:51pm CDT By Luke Adams

With the Lakers out of the playoffs and done with exit interviews, Ramon Sessions finally has some time to focus on his future. The point guard talked to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld about a number of topics, including his 2012/13 option, playing for the Lakers, and his reaction to the trade that sent him to L.A. Here are some highlights from the conversation:

On his $4.55MM player option for 2012/13:

"It’s something that I haven’t thought about, but it’s definitely something that I have to start thinking about in the next few weeks. I have to make a decision by June 20th. It’s one of those things where I’m just going to sit down and look at everything. I’m going to really evaluate the situation and see what’s out there before I decide whether I’m going to opt out or opt in. It’s not a decision I’ve made yet."

On whether he wants to remain a Laker:

"Oh yeah, definitely. Talking to [GM] Mitch [Kupchak] before I left, they definitely want me back and I’d love to come back. This is a first-class organization. There are banners all over the gym and there’s a lot of history here. From the top to the bottom, everything was great. They’re first class all around.

On essentially replacing Derek Fisher in Los Angeles:

"When I found out about the trade, I didn’t know who was involved, but I knew that Fish wasn’t in the trade. I was thinking they were going to bring me in to back up Fish. Then, when they traded him, I was just thinking, ‘Man, they’re opening the door for me to run the show.’ It was a dream come true."

On the adjustment to playing with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers:

"It was difficult to come in being the new guy and also the young guy when you have Kobe, [Andrew] Bynum, Pau [Gasol] and Metta [World Peace], guys who want the ball, and it’s your job to get them the ball. You have to know where they want it, know all of the plays, know where everyone is supposed to be at all times and also try to get your own. It was definitely a challenge, but it’ll definitely make me a better player next year. I learned a lot from this whole transition…. I think having a full season with the guys, things would be different. It kind of felt like I was rushed, playing and trying to do this or do that. With a full season, I think the sky is the limit for us."

10 thoughts on “Ramon Sessions Talks Option, Lakers, Future

  1. I THINK THAT MITCH KUPCHAK MADE SEVERAL MISTAKES..”HE IS NOT JERRY WEST”!! AND GETTING RID OF FISHER AND ODOM WAS A MISTAKE..AND THEN BRINGING A NEW COACH DURING A SHORT SEASON..WHEN YOU “HAD BRIAN SHAW” RIGHT THERE…AND THEY ALREADY “KNEW” THE TRIANGLE…BUT HAD TO LEARN (ON THE FLY) A NEW SYSTEM WITH BROWN…AND ACTUALLY “NO ONE” REALLY KNEW THERE SPOTS AND THUS: TURN-OVERS GALORE…TOO MANY MISTAKES FOR A SHORT SEASON..AND EXPECTING “KOBE” TO AGAIN..CARRY THE LOAD!! SO MITCH…WHERE DO YOU “SEE” DEREK FISHER NOW??? HE IS STILL “PLAYING” …..AND “YOU” ARE BENCHED!!

    1. WOW!!! WHAT A GREAT TAKE ON THE OVERALL SITUATION AND ISSUES THE LAKERS ARE HAVING. I STRONGLY AGREE THAT THERE WAS NO TEAMWORK, BALL MOVEMENT OR PROPER SPACING ON THE FLOOR. EVERYONE LOOKED LOST OR CONFUSED AS TO WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSE TO DO AGAINST A FORMIDDABLE OPPONENT SUCH AS THE THUNDER. LAMAR DOOM IS GOOD REBOUNDER ANDGIVES YOU A DIFFERENT LOOK AT THE GAME PLAYING AT THE POINT GUARD POSITION FOR THE LAKERS. HOPEFULLY LAMAR WILL COME HOME AND THE LAKERS RETURN HIM TO HIS PROPER DWELLING COURT.

  2. Stay Ramon !! Stay…….I know that with more group practice,and truly finding your fit,It would
    be awesome…..all things in time….

  3. Brown ruined Sessions style of play by forcing him to slow down and be a distributor only, Brown has to go, we’ve seen enough of his irresponsible coaching decisions !!!!!!!!

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