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Derek Fisher bought out by Rockets

Mar 18, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT

Derek Fisher

As expected, the Rockets have reached a buyout with Derek Fisher, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

Fisher will likely have a deal with a contender soon. A new rule in the collective bargaining agreement doesn’t allow him to get bought out after a trade and re-sign with the Lakers this season. Fisher had a $3.4 million player option on his 2012-13 contract.

via Derek Fisher reaches buyout with Rockets – NBA – Yahoo! Sports.

Fisher will likely have his choice of contenders to go to, since not only does he bring the leadership and experience and the occasional three to the game, but the fact he knows the Lakers’ tendencies more than anyone in the league brings  something a little extra to the table. It’s just nice to have in your pocket.

And now, for your top five most disgusting jerseys to see the Laker great in.

1. Boston Celtics: Do I really have to explain this?

2. Miami Heat: Would be like the Edge leaving U2 and joining LMFAO.

3. San Antonio Spurs: .04 seconds for me to vomit upon seeing this.

4. Los Angeles Clippers: Like seeing your dad working for the rival company that works next door.

  1. aqzi - Mar 18, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Fisher wrote the book on character (literally: The only organization I could really see him at in that respect is San Antonio.

  2. cosanostra71 - Mar 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    It would be funny to see Fisher on the Heat, seeing as he would only reinforce their current issues at the PG position.

  3. danielcp0303 - Mar 18, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    As long as he doesn’t get to put on a Rockets uniform, don’t care where he goes

  4. rick1v - Mar 18, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Seeing him in anyone else’s uniform is gonna suck, but hopefully he joins someone out east, and its anyone but the celtics or heat. That is, if he still wants to play.

    • deadeyedesign23 - Mar 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

      I’d actually eb surprised if the Heat don’t inquire. Cold blooded with the game on the line, and for the record I’m no LeBron hater.

  5. therealhtj - Mar 18, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    Let’s be honest here, what contender really needs Fisher?

  6. gallaghedj311 - Mar 18, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    That was only 4, not 5. WTF?

    • hawknuts - Mar 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM

      its an homage to kurt

      • plum13sec - Mar 18, 2012 at 8:39 PM

        your incorrect grammar is a homage to kurt

      • hawknuts - Mar 18, 2012 at 9:13 PM

        im at least in the right ballpark, more than i can say for Kurt…

    • christos99 - Mar 18, 2012 at 10:57 PM

      Well, he never explained why he chose the Celtics. Maybe they count as two

  7. myvickinabox14 - Mar 18, 2012 at 7:13 PM


  8. lakerluver - Mar 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    I don’t think Fish would even consider putting on those hideous green and white jerseys. And I hope he doesn’t join that sideshow in Muami. I can see him going to the Clippers, however they already have like 12 point guards. Fish could fill the leadership void Chauncey filled before getting injured. Anyway, THANKS FOR BEING A GREAT LAKER, D. FISH, your true value to the LAKERS can’t be seen in your stats.

  9. bleed4philly - Mar 18, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    He’s going to Minnesota

    • carolinakid - Mar 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM

      I think the article says a “contender” ….

  10. pastortodd78 - Mar 18, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    I doubt it will happen but I wish OKC would at least look at him. Veteran presence that knows how to win, can still hit 3’s at key moments and could help Westbrook mature.

  11. drewdatwit84 - Mar 18, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Derek Fisher is a major hypocrite douche! How are u gonna speak on Lamar to suck it up and accept the business that is the NBA and then not live by his own words when HE got traded??? What a trifling bastard. His career needs to end now. I really hope NO good team picks him. Friggin loser smh

    • znendrye192voices - Mar 18, 2012 at 11:43 PM

      The difference drewdatwit84 ,is that he unlike Lamar ,is not pouting like a 6 year old ,runny nose kid ,with a head cold , and an ugly fat aunt ,forcing him to eat his tasteless cheerios , and spoiled milk. He hates Utah before , and found a way not to play for mormon nation, and now he hates Huston , who has a problem.

  12. 00maltliquor - Mar 18, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Where’s that 5th team? I can see him going to San Antonio, backing up Parker and battleing newly signed Patty Mills for minutes. It’s not like Mills is a lock as 1st PG off the bench, plus every team should have three PG’s and they can have Fish in their back pocket just in case they face the Lakers in the playoffs and put him out there so he can stick it to them like when they signed Horry. I could also see him go to Washington since they are trying to change the culture over there and to mentor John Wall and Shelvin Mack. Doesn’t make much sense for Fisher though. I hope he retires though, don’t want to see him put on another jersey.

  13. losangelasbasketball - Mar 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Fisher ain’t coming back, he’s too old and GM’s don’t want to risk him getting injured in a run and gun offense like Billups and the Clippers…

  14. francislindayag - Mar 18, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Fisher would definitely prefer a contender. San Antonio would be the best fit for him. Good luck DFish!

  15. jkidd25 - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:47 AM

    Magic? Ny Knicks?

  16. letangusespertplus - Mar 19, 2012 at 5:39 AM


  17. tkels78 - Mar 19, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    The magic can definitely use him

  18. dexterismyhero - Mar 19, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Charlotte or NO? Good riddance DF.

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