Originally written March 17, 2012 on Speculative Sports:
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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. Via ESPN:
“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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