Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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One of the big mid season acquisitions this season is the Oklahoma City Thunder adding veteran point guard Derek Fisher. Fisher, who was dealt to the Rockets hours before the trade deadline expired, had his contract bought out by the Rockets just days after they traded for him. After the buyout, he could go play for any team but the Los Angeles Lakers. Naturally, lots of teams were intrigued by Fisher’s availability, but eventually the Heat and Thunder became the front runners to land him. Eventually, after talking with the Thunder, Fisher chose the Thunder. Fisher feels like going to the Thunder gives him an opportunity to get a 6th championship ring.  Fisher is clearly still bothered by the way the Lakers let him go, especially because age was considered to be a huge factor for why he was let go. To spite them, he has chosen to wear the number 37, the same number as his age. Fisher is clearly eager to assist his new team in any way that he can, and also proving to his former team ...
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