Lakers trade Derek Fisher to Rockets
Fisher, 37, won five championships with the Lakers. He was expendable after the Lakers acquired Cleveland Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions for Jason Kapono and L.A.’s 2012 first-round pick. While Fisher had remained the Lakers’ starting point guard this season, many of the fourth-quarter minutes were going to Steve Blake.
The Rockets will explore buying out the remainder of Fisher’s contract – he has a $3.4 million player option for next season – Houston also could use someone to backup Kyle Lowry.
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