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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 playing time for Ramon Sessions, acquired earlier in the day from Cleveland.
The deal upset the Lakers' veteran leaders, including Kobe Bryant. The guards were teammates for 13 of their 16 NBA seasons.
Fisher had started 371 consecutive games over the past five seasons for the Lakers, but the NBA players' union leader was averaging just 5.9 points and 3.3 assists this year.
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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...
The Derek Fisher rumor mill has started churning and it appears the soon-to-be free agent guard isn’t wasting any time finding a new home.
Fisher has agreed to a buyout with the Houston Rockets, which means he will become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday. Per league rules, he is then free to sign with any team in the NBA, other than the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers sent...
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...
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...
Derek Fisher is likely to sign with Oklahoma City once he clears waivers on Wednesday evening.
The Heat and Thunder are the early candidates to sign Derek Fisher once he clears waivers.
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...
The Oklahoma City Thunder are one of the top teams in the NBA this season, leading the Western Conference with a record of 34-11 and trail only the Chicago Bulls for the best record in the Association. Over the last few seasons the Thunder have been constructing their roster through the NBA Draft, as well as a trade last season with the Boston Celtics that brought center Kendrick...
Kobe Bryant spoke about the Lakers' decision to trade Derek Fisher at the deadline.
With the Houston Rockets completing their buy-out of former Los Angeles Lakers veteran point guard Derek Fisher’s contract on Sunday night, focus has now shifted to where the Fish will land for the balance of the campaign. Many observers of the Association thought that the Clippers would have been a natural fit for the guard who won five NBA Championships with the other team from...
LOS ANGELES -- Following the Lakers' NBA Trade Deadline makeover Thursday and a 97-92 win over Minnesota Friday night, Matt Barnes didn't waste time in getting right to the point.
"It's different," said the Laker forward of the trades that sent three of his teammates to different teams. "Luke (Walton's) and Jason (Kapono's) locker were right next...
After trying all season long to get an upgrade at the point guard position, Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak succeeded in accomplishing his mission on Thursday as he traded a protected first round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, as well as veteran forwards Luke Walton and Jason Kapono to the Cleveland Cavaliers for point guard Ramon Sessions. Acquiring Sessions...