Ramon Sessions wants to stay with the Lakers (Web links)

--The Times’ Mike Bresnahan profiles Ramon Sessions on how he has fit in with the Lakers thus far. Bresnahan also reports Sessions is expected to decline a player option for $4.6 million next season and become an unrestricted free agent, but he wants to stay with the Lakers.

--The Times’ Ben Bolch mentions Mike Brown’s return to practice Saturday and that Kobe Bryant probably won’t play against the Dallas Mavericks.

--The Orange County Register’s Janis Carr mentions Bryant’s role in helping the coaches while he sits out.

--ESPN Los Angeles’ Andy Kamenetzky previews the Lakers-Mavericks matchup.


--Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears talks to Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki on why he remains confident the Mavericks can three-peat.

--The Daily News’ Elliott Teaford explains why Brown isn’t concerned about Bryant’s left shin injury.