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The search continues.
The Lakers have spoken to the Cleveland Cavaliers about trading for point guard Ramon Sessions in an attempt to bolster their backcourt, according to Yahoo Sports. The website, citing unnamed sources, also reported Tuesday no deal was imminent.
Yahoo also wrote the Lakers held a workout for Morris Peterson recently.
The team also has contacted free agent Gilbert Arenas about signing.
Sessions, 25, would be a younger alternative to either Peterson or Arenas.
Coach Mike Brown acknowledged the Lakers have been looking for help.
The Lakers have been using rookies Andrew Goudelock and Darius Morris as backups to the 37-year-old Derek Fisher while Steve Blake recovers from a rib/sternum injury that’s expected to sideline him for at least several more weeks.
Blake received medical clearance Tuesday to begin working out on a treadmill, the Lakers said. He also has been shooting baskets on his own. But a team spokesman stressed that there is no firm date for his return to the active roster.
The Lakers could use the $8.9 trade exception they received from the Dallas Mavericks in the Lamar Odom trade in December to acquire Sessions, who will be paid $4.3 million this season and has a player option worth $4.6 million for 2012-13.
Sessions averaged 13.3 points, 5.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds last season, his best in the NBA, but he has slumped while serving as rookie Kyrie Irving’s backup and has averaged 9.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists this season.
The trade deadline is March 15.