Lakers trade Luke Walton and draft pick to Cavaliers


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We’ve got another NBA trade to report breaking at this hour. The Cleveland Cavaliers have sent Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga to the Los Angeles Lakers for Luke Walton, Jason Kapono and the Lakers 2012 first round draft pick.

The Lake show also gets the right to swap 2013 1st round picks with the Miami Heat. This pick is top 14 protected (Hoops World.com)

The biggest significance of this deal? It’s a salary dump for L.A. Lakers fans in the Twitterverse are happy to see him go.

Walton’s career Stats: 2434 points, 1408 rebounds, 1121 assists, $28 million dollars in salaries. Walton was viewed as overpaid, so they’re happy to  get anything for him in return. And Sessions is a quality back-up point guard and journeyman in this league.

In the right situation, Sessions can flourish. Sessions was Kyrie Irving’s backup in Cleveland, averaging 10.5 points and 5.2 assists. Obviously, he was never going to supplant the #1 pick in last year’s draft, and the Cavs’ franchise player, in the starting lineup.

Kapono, returns to the team that drafted him out of local powerhouse UCLA in 2003. The 3-point specialist averaged 2.0 points this season in L.A.

Go here for our analysis of the Bucks-Warriors trade

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