Found March 17, 2012 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
After trying all season long to get an upgrade at the point guard position, Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak succeeded in accomplishing his mission on Thursday as he traded a protected first round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, as well as veteran forwards Luke Walton and Jason Kapono to the Cleveland Cavaliers for point guard Ramon Sessions. Acquiring Sessions would cost the club one of the leaders in the clubhouse though, as in a separate deal Kupchak sent former team co-captain and starting point guard Derek Fisher to the Houston Rockets for center Jordan Hill. This has been a mixed up, shook up year the Lakers in general and the team’s other co-captain All-Star guard Kobe Bryant in particular. This season of change, actually started not long after the club got swept by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the Playoffs last spring, as head coach Phil Jackson retired, replaced by former Cleveland Cavaliers bench boss Mike Brown. More change would come to th...
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