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Source: Sessions will be dealt prior to deadline

By Jason Lloyd Published: March 15, 2012

Cavs point guard Ramon Sessions will be traded by the end of the day, one source with knowledge of the Cavs' thinking told the Beacon Journal this afternoon. Sessions can be a free agent at the end of the season, increasing the urge for the Cavs to trade him now and receive value for him.

The Cavs have been in discussion with the Los Angeles Lakers regarding Sessions for weeks. The Lakers are desperate for a point guard, but their first priority is to acquire Timberwolves small forward Michael Beasley in a three-team deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. If the Lakers can convince the Blazers to take back point guard Steve Blake, they would have an extra first-round pick to send the Cavs in exchange for Sessions.

If the Blazers insist on receiving the draft pick, the Cavs might have to look elsewhere. Regardless, the Cavs are committed to receiving value for Sessions, the source said.

Sessions is averaging 10.5 points and 5.2 assists. He has been vital as the leader to the Cavs' second unit, but he turns 26 next month and believes he's ready to be a starting point guard. The Lakers would provide him that opportunity.

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