Found March 15, 2012 on
Pass The Pill:
The Lakers have sent point guard, Derek Fisher, to the Houston Rockets for Jordan Hill and a 1st round draft pick.
This reported on Twitter by Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! sports.
Fisher’s future has been in speculation since the Lakers traded for Ramon Sessions for Luke Walton and a draft pick earlier today.
It’s now been decided as Fisher will head to Houston, who just dealt point guard Johnny Flynn to Portland in a three-player deal.
Fisher has truly been a crucial part to the Lakers success over the past decade and a half and will be missed by many Laker fans.
Let’s fix this: The Lakers have traded Derek Fisher and a 2012 first-round pick (via Dallas) for Jordan Hill, league sources tell Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 15, 2012
BEST OF MAXIM
In a big fat question mark moment, the Los Angeles Lakers have traded veteran guard Derek Fisher to the Houston Rockets….
In the deal, the Rockets get Fisher and a first round pick for power forward Jordan Hill. Hill was a first round pick by the New York Knicks out of Arizona in the 2009 NBA draft.
It seems kinda funky to do Fish like this, but its a business...
Daryl Morey declined to address the future of Derek Fisher with the Rockets.
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...
Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant joined the Los Angeles Lakers together in 1996. They've been in the same backcourt for most of the ensuing 16 seasons, winning five NBA titles during their intertwined careers.
Fisher's departure Thursday for Houston and Ramon Sessions' arrival from Cleveland made the Lakers younger and faster at point guard, their weakest position.
LOS ANGELES The root of the Lakers popularity is not simply their collection of NBA Championship trophies. It is driven by something more. The star-studded rosters, the front-row celebrities, and the palace intrigue that follows the Buss family and its quirky characters have long created a rock star aura that is rare even in professional sports.
At its heart, there is a romanticism...
EL SEGUNDO, CA It had become obvious to General Manager Mitch Kupchak that if the Lakers were to contend for a championship, they had to become a more athletic team. Head coach Mike Brownwho preaches defense above all elsewasn't getting enough of it from the point guard position, and was going to soon be faced with the unthinkable.
Benching beloved Lakers' icon Derek Fisher...
A person familiar with the deal says the Houston Rockets have acquired center Marcus Camby from Portland and Derek Fisher and a 2012 first-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers in separate trades.
The Rockets are sending point guard Jonny Flynn, center Hasheem Thabeet and a second-round pick to the Trail Blazers and forward Jordan Hill to the Lakers. The person spoke Thursday on...
Kobe Bryant spoke about the Lakers' decision to trade Derek Fisher at the deadline.
HOUSTON Dwight Howard opted to remain in Orlando while the Nets initiated the process of surrounding Deron Williams with legitimate talent as opposed to diving headlong into another rebuilding project.
As the NBA trade deadline approached, the Rockets appeared poised to end the proceedings empty-handed and with a roster epitomizing mediocrity. But then general manager Daryl Morey...
For Laker fans everywhere, today was supposed to feel like Christmas. They were supposed to finally land Dwight Howard, a young PG and a Red Ryder BB Gun.
At first, everything seemed to be going well. The Lakers traded away Luke Walton and the contract from Hell to the Cavs along with a first pick for Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga. A great move, given that this...
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...