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According to a recent report from ESPN, point guard Derek Fisher, who was traded on Thursday from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Houston Rockets, is yet to join the the team.
“I haven’t seen Derek yet,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “I have not talked to him.”
“Not with team” was written next to Fisher’s name on the Rockets’ roster signed by McHale, who did not know what the team’s plans were for Fisher.
The Rockets are in Los Angeles for a Saturday game against the Clippers.
Lakers GM Mitch Kuptchak was reported as saying he had not spoken to Fisher before news of the deal had emerged. Fisher himself is yet to talk to the media about the trade.
When Kobe Bryant was asked about the trade he was reported as saying: “I’m not used to it because I’ve been with him my entire career, aside from that little stint that he had away from us. So, it’s very different for me. It’s pretty weird.”
Fisher, 37, undoubtedly feels much the same.
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Derek Fisher says he has reached a buyout agreement with the Houston Rockets.
Fisher's business manager announced the move Sunday night, but gave no indication about the 37-year-old point guard's plans for the future.
The Los Angeles Lakers traded the five-time NBA champion guard to Houston on Thursday for backup big man Jordan Hill. The Lakers made the move partly to clear...
HOUSTON - NBA sources told FOX 26 Sports the Houston Rockets reached a buyout agreement with guard Derek Fisher.
Fisher, or rather his contract, was acquired by the Rockets from the Los Angeles Lakers at the trade deadline on Thursday, along with a 2012 first-round draft pick.
The Rockets sent the Lakers forward Jordan Hill.
Fisher, who cannot re-sign with...
Daryl Morey declined to address the future of Derek Fisher with the Rockets.
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Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant joined the Los Angeles Lakers together in 1996. They've been in the same backcourt for most of the ensuing 16 seasons, winning five NBA titles during their intertwined careers.
Fisher's departure Thursday for Houston and Ramon Sessions' arrival from Cleveland made the Lakers younger and faster at point guard, their weakest position.
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Benching beloved Lakers' icon Derek Fisher...
According to ESPN, the San Antonio Spurs still have an interest in veteran point guard Derek Fisher, who was bought out by the Houston Rockets.
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Kobe Bryant spoke about the Lakers' decision to trade Derek Fisher at the deadline.
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