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...

Derek Fisher a no-show for Rockets

According to a recent report from ESPN, point guard Derek Fisher, who was traded on Thursday from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Houston Rockets, is yet to join the the team. Via ESPN: “I haven’t seen Derek yet,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “I have not talked to him.” “Not with team” was written next to Fisher’s name on the Rockets’ roster signed by McHale...

Derek Fisher confirms Rockets bought him out

Derek Fisher says he has reached a buyout agreement with the Houston Rockets. Fisher's business manager announced the move Sunday night, but gave no indication about the 37-year-old point guard's plans for the future. The Los Angeles Lakers traded the five-time NBA champion guard to Houston on Thursday for backup big man Jordan Hill. The Lakers made the move partly to clear...

Sessions Trade the Latest Exercise in Chris Grant’s Regiment

As another trade deadline came and went, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant sat before the media collective and discussed his most recent bout with franchise yoga. After weeks of unrolling the team’s proverbial mat, discussions of potential poses and the deflection of all desctrations during the methodical inhales and exhales, the team left its second consecutive...

Sessions Understands Role Will Be To Facilitate For Bynum, Gasol, Kobe

Ramon Sessions acknowledged the contributions of Derek Fisher with the Lakers during his arrival to the franchise.

Rockets, Fisher reach buyout

Mark Berman KRIV-TV HOUSTON - NBA sources told FOX 26 Sports the Houston Rockets reached a buyout agreement with guard Derek Fisher. Fisher, or rather his contract, was acquired by the Rockets from the Los Angeles Lakers at the trade deadline on Thursday, along with a 2012 first-round draft pick. The Rockets sent the Lakers forward Jordan Hill. Fisher, who cannot re-sign with...

Lakers gamble chemistry in Derek Fisher trade

Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant joined the Los Angeles Lakers together in 1996. They've been in the same backcourt for most of the ensuing 16 seasons, winning five NBA titles during their intertwined careers. Fisher's departure Thursday for Houston and Ramon Sessions' arrival from Cleveland made the Lakers younger and faster at point guard, their weakest position. The...

Lakers turn new leaf with Fisher trade

LOS ANGELES The root of the Lakers popularity is not simply their collection of NBA Championship trophies. It is driven by something more. The star-studded rosters, the front-row celebrities, and the palace intrigue that follows the Buss family and its quirky characters have long created a rock star aura that is rare even in professional sports. At its heart, there is a romanticism...

For Cavs, Sessions trade makes sense

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Lets get this out of the way first: The Cavaliers loved Ramon Sessions. They loved his professionalism, his performance, the way he handled backing up the prize of their future, rookie point guard Kyrie Irving. They also liked how Sessions averaged around 18 points and 11 assists while starting in the four games Irving missed. Ramon did some good things for...

Get Real

For Laker fans everywhere, today was supposed to feel like Christmas. They were supposed to finally land Dwight Howard, a young PG and a Red Ryder BB Gun. At first, everything seemed to be going well. The Lakers traded away Luke Walton and the contract from Hell to the Cavs along with a first pick for Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga. A great move, given that this...

AOL’s got nothing on this Sessions – Part 2

Work yesterday anyone? I did a little Google-ing around to see what is traditionally the least productive work day of the year. I thought about using Yahoo!’s search engine but didn’t feel like saying I Yahoo!’d around, that may have confused you. Then I considered using Bing but three problems with that: 1. Nobody uses Bing, it’s embarrassing to admit even if you did. 2...
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