Lakers’ Mike Brown Will Begin Starting Ramon Sessions Against Blazers
It didn’t take long — a week into his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, Ramon Sessions has earned himself a starting job. At least for now, as head coach Mike Brown announced at shootaround today:
Head Coach Mike Brown: "I'm going to start Sessions tonight." #fb—
Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 23, 2012
Sessions, acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers at the deadline last week in exchange for Jason Kapono, Luke Walton and a draft pick, has been impressive off the bench for the Lakers so far. In four games, Sessions has averaged 12.0 points and 6.0 assists in 25.0 minutes. The Lakers have gone 2-2.
Sessions replaces Steve Blake in the starting lineup. Blake has played 113 games in a Laker uniform over the last two seasons — these past four were his only starts.