Ramon Sessions chose against exercising the final year of his contract to stay with the Lakers next season and will explore the free-agency market, his agent said Tuesday.
With the No. 3 seed in the West already locked up heading into Thursday's regular-season finale against the Kings, the Lakers' coaching staff is planning to sit team's stars and use the game as a talent evaluator for its young players.
Ramon Sessions was the Los Angeles Lakers' starting point guard Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Los Angeles Lakers might have traded for Ramon Sessions with the intention of him replacing Derek Fisher, but that doesn't mean Sessions will replace Fisher's spot in the starting lineup just yet.
Lakers coach Mike Brown said he did not address the team about Thursday's trades, nor did he confer with Kobe Bryant to hear his thoughts about losing his longtime backcourt mate in Derek Fisher.
The Los Angeles Lakers traded Derek Fisher and acquired Ramon Sessions.