Ramon Sessions: ‘I’m not here to replace Fisher’

Ramon Sessions and Jordan Hill meet with reporters before meeting many of their new Lakers teammates before Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. They each talked about the franchise’s great history and what a thrill it is to join the team after trades Thursday. Sessions outlined his plans as the Lakers’ new point guard, saying, “(Derek) Fisher was a great guy for this organization. I’m not here to replace Fisher. I’m just here to do what I need to do and try to win games and compete at a high level.”

Asked about his game, Sessions said: “I feel like I can run an offense. I don’t need 30 shots a night. If it’s a night they need me to score, I’ll score. If it’s a night they need me to get guys the ball, that’s what I’ll do. Just come in and be the point guard, just be the floor general out there, be the coach out there on the floor.”

UPDATE: The Lakers trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers has been completed, so Sessions is eligible to play tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Their deal with the Houston Rockets has not been completed because Fisher hasn’t reported, so Hill can’t play against the Timberwolves.