Lakers extend qualifying offers to Devin Ebanks and Darius Morris

The Lakers took care of some bookkeeping Friday, a little more than 24 hours before free agency begins. They extended qualifying offers to small forward Devin Ebanks and point guard Darius Morris, making them unrestricted free agents. The silly season, a.k.a. free agency, begins Saturday at 9:01 p.m., Pacific time, and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak figures to be busy right from the start. He said he planned to call point guard Ramon Sessions right away in the hope of re-signing him to a long-term contract.

“That’s important,” Kupchak said of reaching out at the first opportunity. “Normally, nothing is determined, but it’s a sign you have some interest.”

In addition to Sessions, Kupchak hopes to re-sign power forward Jordan Hill.