The Lakers starting 5 roster appeared set last month withsetup to be the point guard for the Lakers. would be at shooting guard, at small forward, at power forward, and at center. This all changed last month on the 19th when Ramon Sessions chose to option out of his contract in an attempt to get paid more money via free agency.
Sure Ramon Sessions earlier said he "wanted" to be a Laker, but he also wanted to be paid more then the 4.5 millions his contract was stated to give him if he stuck with it. Perhaps Ramon and his agent thought the Lakers would attempt to resign him. After all, Ramon had for him what would be considered a career year and the Lakers had traded away a first round draft choice to get him. Then again the Lakers love to trade away their first round choices, and they prefer players who "want" to play for them. Two weeks later, the Lakers did exactly that when they traded two first round choices and two second round choices to Phoenix to get a player who wanted to play for the Lakers. They gotin a sign and trade deal.
Steve Nash came to the decision to play for the Lakers because he wanted to be near his children who live in Phoenix Arizona. The Lakers were the best choice for him. He signed for a three year deal for 27 million dollars. Steve could have signed a contract with another team for more, but he chose being near his kids as the decision maker.
Now the Lakers have the biggest payroll in the NBA and have to figure out how to trim costs, keep Jordan hill, improve the bench, and see if they can trade Andrew Bynum to the Orlando Magic for Dwight Howard with out making the payroll even bigger.