Posted July 05, 2012

Report: Spurned by Jason Kidd, Mavericks turn focus to Ramon Sessions

NBA

With Jason Kidd surprising the Dallas Mavericks by deciding to join the New York Knicks on a deal similar to the one Dallas offered, the Mavericks have turned their attention to free agent Ramon Sessions, late of the Los Angeles Lakers.

A source tells Jeff Caplan of ESPNDallas.com that team officials reached out to Sessions a second time following Kidd’s decision, this time with a starting job to pitch. The source said that Sessions is searching for a starting job and long-term security. The two sides are scheduled to talk on Friday.

Sessions played well for the Lakers after being acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers at the trade deadline, averaging 12.7 points and 6.2 assists in 23 games while shooting 47.9 percent from the field (48.6 percent from the three-point line). However, he was exposed in the playoffs by Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, who held Sessions to 6.8 points and 3.0 assists in the second round of the playoffs.