Found March 17, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
There were plenty of trade rumors concerning the Lakers prior to Thursday’s deadline, but very few, if any of them, involved Derek Fisher. That’s why it was so shocking to hear the Lakers had dealt their team leader to Houston. Even former Laker Lamar Odom, who was stunningly traded to Dallas before the season, was surprised. “I’m a little bit surprised, but you never know,” Odom told the Fort Worth Star Telegram. “It’s a business. You never know. “That’s the way it goes. Business is business, as injuries are. You still have a job to do,” Odom said. You would think of all people Lamar Odom would be the least surprised by the trade since it happened to him, but that just shows how unexpected the deal was. The Rockets said they will buy out Fisher’s deal making him available to other teams. Someone will pick him up, but not the Lakers — they can’t get him back until next July. He doesn’t offer a ton to teams, but he is good in the locker room and he can still make a big shot in the

Derek Fisher a no-show for Rockets

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...

Derek Fisher confirms Rockets bought him out

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...

Rockets waive former Lakers G Fisher

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...

Derek Fisher, Houston Rockets Agree to Buyout

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...

Rockets, Fisher reach buyout

Mark Berman KRIV-TV 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...

Rockets Expected To Negotiate Buyout Of Fisher

Daryl Morey declined to address the future of Derek Fisher with the Rockets.

Lamar Odom Doesn't Want To Do Any More Reality TV

Lamar Odom is SICK and TIRED of living his life in front of the reality TV cameras anymore.A source told Hollywood Life that even though Odom's wife -- Khloe Kardashian -- knows that her husband is unhappy about living his life in front of the cameras, she's having a hard time agreeing to maintain a low key profile. "The whole reason Khloe has become so popular is because...

Rockets happy with deadline acquisitions

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. In the bowels of Toyota Center Rockets general manager Daryl Morey opted not to call Fisher by name, practically confirming speculation that the franchise and Fisher were...

Fisher still on Spurs' radar, Mills deal still not done

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...

Kobe Calls Fisher Trade 'Very Difficult'

Kobe Bryant spoke about the Lakers' decision to trade Derek Fisher at the deadline.

Despite win, Lakers still adjusting to new look

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...

Kobe Bids Fisher Farewell, Welcomes Sessions To Lakers

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...
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