After missing out on Chris Paul last off-season, they settled for Ramon Sessions on the trade deadline last March. Sessions, who is expected to opt out of his current contract, has expressed interest in returning to the Lakers next season, and the interest is reportedly mutual.
However, the Lakers might have an even more intriguing point guard opportunity, writes Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated. According to Amick, the Lakers might have a shot at New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams.
A source close to the three-time All-Star said he would be interested in joining the Lakers, though it would have to be via a sign-and-trade deal. (Lakers point guard Ramon Sessions, who was acquired from Cleveland at the trade deadline, has a $4.5 million player option for next season.)
Amick went on to say that Williams’ preference would be to remain with the Nets, who will be moving to Brooklyn next season.
Still, if Los Angeles is able to put together a sign-and-trade situation that would net them Williams, it could greatly improve the team’s chances of competing with teams like Oklahoma City and San Antonio over the course of the next few seasons.