Sessions to Start

Mike Brown told reporters attending Friday’s shootaround that Ramon Sessions would move into the starting line up for L.A.’s Friday night matchup with Portland.

Sessions, who has excelled in his four games coming off the bench, impressed Brown with his ability to pick up the team’s offensive and defensive concepts very quickly. On the court, his speed and athleticism have been major factors, while his ability in the pick and roll poses a major problem for opponents, so much so that Brown wants him on the court for extended minutes.

Sessions will likely see time with the second unit as well, with Steve Blake sliding over to the two guard spot, to take advantage of his pick and rolling and take some pressure off Andrew Bynum.