Originally posted on Speculative Sports  |  Last updated 3/19/12

According to a recent report from ESPN.com, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, and Miami Heat appear to be the leading suitors for free agent point guard Derek Fisher.

Fisher, 37, reached a buyout with the Houston Rockets after being traded by the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

Said the report:

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are still trying to fill the void created by Eric Maynor’s season-ending knee injury, are deciding whether to register a formal bid for Fisher.

In addition:

Fisher is said to be strongly interested in joining the Chicago Bulls or Miami Heat, according to one source close to the situation.

Fisher won five NBA championships with the Lakers and would provide veteran leadership and playoff experience to a potential contender.

In an ESPN SportsNation poll, 61% of 43,307 voters said they would not want their favorite team to sign Fisher, who has yet to issue a public statement following his trade and subsequent buyout.

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