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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Derek Fisher and the Houston Rockets have reached an agreement on a buyout. Fisher will no become a free agent after clearing waivers.
Fisher will likely have a deal with a contender soon. A new rule in the collective bargaining agreement doesn’t allow him to get bought out after a trade and re-sign with the Lakers this season. Fisher had a $3.4 million player option on his 2012-13 contract.
Fisher, 37, was traded to the Rockets for center Jordan Hill and a 2012 first-round draft pick.
In June of 2010, the then free agent Fisher met with the Miami Heat, who made him a “compelling” offer. He also met with LeBron James to hear yet another pitch.
However, with point guards Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers already on the roster, it is unlikely the team will go after the veteran Fisher.
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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...
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 (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have waived point guard Derek Fisher, less than a week after acquiring him in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Houston picked up a 2012 first-round pick from the Lakers and sent Jordan Hill to L.A. in the deal. Jamie Wior, Fisher's representative, said in an e-mail that Fisher and the Rockets have negotiated a buyout of his contract, due...
In a move widely expected ever since they acquired Derek Fisher last week, the Houston Rockets have agreed to a buyout with the 37-year-old guard.
The Los Angeles Lakers shipped Fisher to Houston just before the NBA’s trade deadline last week along with a first-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, in exchange for forward Jordan Hill. While the Rockets are thin at point guard with...
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...
HOUSTON -- On the Toyota Center practice court several Rockets lauded former Lakers guard Derek Fisher, appearing genuinely enthusiastic in anticipation of what Fisher could supply their generally youthful roster.
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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.
The San Antonio Spurs, sources told Stein, have not yet ruled out pursuing Fisher because their planned signing of former Portland Trail Blazers guard Patty Mills has been held up by the fact that Portland has not yet renounced rights to...
Derek Fisher, and Kobe Bryant joined the Los Angeles Lakers together during the 1996 NBA Draft. They’ve shared the same backcourt for the majority of their time spent in the NBA. Together these two have brought leadership to the organization that helped their team win 5 NBA Championships, and have made countless memories for every Lakers fan out there. The decision is understandable...
Kobe Bryant spoke about the Lakers' decision to trade Derek Fisher at the deadline.
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Last Thursday, the Lakers were involved in two trades and one of them sent Derek Fisher to Houston. Fisher won’t suit up for the Rockets because he has reached a buyout agreement with them. Fisher is looking to join a championship contender, so he can try to win his sixth championship.
Here is statement for Fisher’s website:
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