Found March 20, 2012 on
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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 Fisher to Houston at the trade deadline and are therefore not allowed to re-sign him.
Reports are now suggesting that Fisher is close to a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder and that the two sides are in “advanced negotiations.” While a huge swath of the Lakers’ fanbase probably just went all face-palm, this was to be expected. I thought Fisher would either land in Miami or Oklahoma City, since both teams are likely the top contenders for an NBA championship.
The Thunder are currently the top team in the Western Conference with a 34-11, and have a four-game lead over the San Antonio Spurs. Obviously Russe...
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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 (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...
On Wednesday, it became official that the Oklahoma City Thunder signed 37-year-old guard Derek Fisher. The five-time NBA champion point guard had last played for the Lakers before being traded to Houston just before the leagues trade deadline. The Rockets bought out the rest of his contract before he even played and now hes the backup point guard for OKC.
At least on the surface...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Derek Fisher has chosen the Oklahoma City Thunder as his spot to pursue a sixth NBA championship.
Fisher signed with the Thunder on Wednesday and general manager Sam Presti says he's available to play immediately. The Los Angeles Clippers were in town Wednesday night to face Oklahoma City.
The longtime Los Angeles Lakers point guard was traded to Houston...
Derek Fisher is likely to sign with Oklahoma City once he clears waivers on Wednesday evening.
Derek Fisher is in Oklahoma City finalizing a contract with the Thunder for the remainder of the season.
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...
The Oklahoma City Thunder added veteran leadership to their roster on Wednesday, as “The Oklahoman” has reported that the team inked veteran Free Agent guard Derek Fisher to a contract for the balance of the season. The former Los Angeles Lakers guard cleared waivers on Wednesday, after the Houston Rockets negotiated a buy-out of his contract on Sunday night. Fisher was sent...
BOOM! There it is! Derek Fisher and the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to terms on a rest-of-the-season contract that will be signed after Fisher clears waivers, according to sources close to the process. Fisher is scheduled to clear waivers at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday and is already in Oklahoma City in anticipation of joining [...]
If my prediction holds up, and of course I believe in myself, the Western Conference finals will feature the Lakers going up against the OKC Thunder. And, if that happens, the thought that Derek Fisher could be signing there is HUGE!! It’s being reported that the veteran guard was spotted at Will Rogers World Airport – That’s [...]