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Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 3:16 pm  |  118 responses

Lakers Trade Derek Fisher to Rockets


The Lakers have agreed to trade Derek Fisher and a 2012 first-round pick (via Dallas) to the Rockets for Jordan Hill. Yahoo! has the report on this shocker: “The Lakers have traded Derek Fisher and a 2012 first-round pick (via Dallas) for Jordan Hill, league sources tell Y!”

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  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    LOL

  • Derek Fisher

    Is this the thanks I get for saving the 2011-2012 NBA Season???

  • startown

    Is Jordan Hill good?

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Huge bummer. One of those guys you just wanna see ride the pine on your team for all he’s done. Thanks D-Fish for all the great plays and hard nosed defense over the years. Much love for that fella.

  • Detroit Dave

    **rubs chin in deep thought**

  • MarkB

    wow!!! this is a really shocker!!!

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    Jim Buss strikes again. LOL.

  • Waggle

    Cold blooded.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    startown… undecided. He is still a project. He’s athletic and has skills, but has never been able to put it together. He is better than Fish, and won’t be asked to do much so it is technically a good move.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    ok, so rockets got too many centers and only dragic playing point (kyle lowry is currently injured), so they traded their 3rd string center for a 3rd string point guard? it must be for the draft pick. good move for the lakers, getting a big man to spell for bynum and gasol. i guess i can call this a fair trade.

  • anonymous

    @startown no. gives the lakers some size and some energy. but no.

  • neaorin

    Any chance DFish gets bought out by the Rockets and ends up elsewhere? Camby too for that matter.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18NBM3X0mHk IAMORANGE4EVER

    I’ll just hold my tongue…

  • GC

    where’s the loyalty!!!???

  • Tony

    No loyalty

  • evan

    JORDAN HILL IS OK

  • jake

    Wtf no!

  • IamYOU

    well I guess kobe will be sooo bummed about this..

  • http://slamonline house

    Dammmmmmmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

  • SEAN

    @startown i guess u only watch laker games lol.

  • abaci

    for some reason i thought they would keep fish, i was wrong

  • BlackStar

    I know business is business, but DAMN!!! How you gonna do Senor Fish Sticks like that? They should have pulled him to the side and let him know what would go down if he stayed around another year. SMH …

  • ClydeSays

    I bet Derek was hoping to ride the bench in LA until he turned to dust…

  • fruizm

    take that Fisher! that’s what you get for being a horrible negotiator haha!!

  • Videokirk

    We love you D Fish. You will always be a Laker and a champion.

  • Michelle

    Thats cold let him retire with the Lakers this year not this bs. He earned atleast that ffs. Kobe will not be happy with this

  • IamYOU

    Well I guess Kobe will be so bummed about this trade.

  • T-Money

    that’s why i’m never mad with players treating this like a business, no one asks teams to stay loyal to players. woj is saying rockets will explore a buyout. who could use fish? okc doesn’t have a back up pg… riles tried to get him in the summer of ’10… who else?

  • tomtom

    There are things you don’t do, like trade one of ur best players to a conference rival who swept you in the first round. And you can add this to that list, Kobe will not be please whatsoever.

  • Paul H

    Fish will be back In some form or another a year or two, coaching or admin. I really don’t see this as an act of disloyalty on the Lakers part, Fish Is done as a player and I would bet my house on his service being rewarded sooner rather than later.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Biggest trade day shocker?

  • ScRp0t

    Thanks for all the clutch shots and leadership over the years papa Fish!
    Wish I could say I am shocked, but it is business and there is no loyalty in this league.
    You will always be a Laker 4 Life in the true fans hearts!

  • http://slamonline.com Hepp

    No LOYALTY AT ALL!ALL THE BIG SHOTS HE HIT AND HELP WON CHAMPIONSHIPS COULDNT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT HIM!D-fish keep ur head up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Wow, I didn’t see this coming. With that being said, thanks for every moment you’ve steeped up in the clutch. Simply amazing. We’ll miss you, Fish.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Nick Young to the Clippers?? Niiiice pick up!

  • LA Huey

    Didn’t see this coming. Fish knows more than anyone this is a business. He’s the leader of the union and he’s left LA for money in GState way back when.

  • IamYOU

    @niQ I’m thinking of jameer nelson and turk for worldpeace or rondo for pau. now if this happens then the mayans are right, but then again i’m just thinking of ridiculous trades.

  • Rainman

    @ lakeshow: that was a crazy 3 teamer

  • pwh

    Thrown under the Buss

  • FRESH FISH

    AWWW MY FRESH FISH GONE AGAIN!!! :( GOING TO MISS YOU DEREK AND WILL
    ALWAYS CHEER FOR YOU WHATEVER TEAM YOUR ON!
    THANK YOU FOR MAKING BEAUTIFUL HISTORY WITH THE LAKERS!! :)

  • shawnkemp4prez

    Fish is a true leader. Much respect from your fans in Little Rock.

  • http://www.slamonline.com edgar escobar

    fisher is old and he cant help lakers anymore anyway thank you fisher for helping lakers won many championship.godbless you!edgar escobar from philippines! the pacquiao country.lol

  • BoWeezy24

    Fisher Is Probably Going To Retire On Them… Crazy That Lakers traded Him.

  • Sparker

    can’t help but think that was payback for something said during negotiations

  • djb

    This is not about loyalty or disloyalty, this is about productivity. The nba is designed for players who have the necessary skills to be productive ON THE COURT. fisher no longer has the necessary skills to be productive and he should have retired after last season. he does not have anything else to offer as a player but I think he has something to offer as a coach, and that is what I expect him to do after this season: Coach.

  • BoWeezy24

    I Think Fisher Has A Year or Two Left In Him. He Can Come Off The Bench and Mentor Other Young Guards.

  • gusisit

    there is another trade that slam hasnt posted: clippers receive: nick young wizards recive: nene, brian cook, 2md round pick nuggets recive: javale mcgee, ronnie turiaf

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I’m really surprised the Rockets didn’t deal Kevin Martin. McHale has slowly but surely made Courtney Lee the closer at the 2 spot. Martin is averaging like 15 minutes a game now. They could have gotten someone good for him too (although I still really like him).

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I also wanted Pau Gasol in Houston! Damn.

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com Don

    Derek Fisher got played.

  • rob stewart

    Fisher and Scola are going to have to learn to get along

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    Dear Kobe,
    See what happened to your boy? Keep your mouth shut and play ball!
    - Lakers Management

  • dan

    what a cheap move. shame on the lakers front office. i hope the ewing curse hits him like ny got f***ed by their faith for treating big pat the same way. bryant wont be pleased with that

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Word to Lakeshow as a Laker fan I’m sad to see him go. I was hoping we kept him so he could come off the bench. That’s just the business.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Imagine if they traded Fisher to Utah…

  • http://juan.garcia@computershare.com NBA Head

    He’ll be paid out and will resign with the Lakers next year to be retired a Laker. Book it!

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    T-Ray, right. Sad to see Fisher go, but a really bright spot on the Lakers point guard situation now.
    -NBA Head, Hope your right.

  • toinefan88

    Woooooooooooow, they are messing up the team yo

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^lol… What?

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Oh, I guess your talking about the Rockets.. Yeah they are ritards

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Yea def an upgrade hopefully we see some results in the playoffs and Kobe doesn’t have to work as hard to get buckets.

  • Waggle

    Fisher not worth a 1st round pick imo.

  • Mick

    Derek Fisher will ALWAYS be a Laker. Sad day for Laker fans. Fish will always have great memories for me forever…Fish, get into politics, you;ll get my vote…I know you will have a great career after NBA…Come back to LA, start as a councilman—you got a good head on your shoulders, good speaker, smart guy…Do good in Houston!

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    I hope my Lakers retire his jersey after everything is said and done.
    Derek Fisher is class.
    GM in the future?
    Team president?
    Coaching is beneath him.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    And, agree with T-Money.
    The Thunder HAS to get him.
    I hope Houston buys him out.

  • http://www.slamonline.com house

    Would offering him vet minimum been an option?? I mean, he didn’t have many years left right?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Dagger

    I don’t doubt that Sessions, right now, is a more talented player than Fish . . . but building a great basketball team is about more than assembling talent. Trading Fisher rips the heart out of that Lakers team. Can you put a price on how much you sacrifice in leadership, how much you sacrifice in the clutch? Especially when Sessions won’t have the ball in his hands most of the time anyway? We’re about to find out.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Your right Dagger. I don’t like shipping Fish out one bit. He is their spiritual leader. He is the one that makes them want to play well and together. Kobe is more the enforcer and in game leader. Fish is the voice and the soul of that team. Odom was also in a much more sugar high, Hollywood way. Lakers need to have leadership step up on the team. I hope Sessions is a good leader, but I have no idea what he’s made of right now.

  • Jordan Burchfield

    With such a deep draft, why would the Lakers send a first rounder to Houston

  • http://www.blogspot.com LLC#12

    Pointless trade and just a lack of respect and loyalty to a player deserving of both.

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    bwahahahahaha. good job lakers. love it. screw loyalty guys. odom, pau(before nix) were dealt. fisher dealt. dont forget that amnesty. there’s a reason they didnt use it yet. saving it for kobe…

  • djb

    The lakers must be going all in this season in thinking they can get to the finals with these final aquisitions because they have given away not ONE but TWO 1st-round draft picks to the cavs and the rockets. I seriously doubt la has any more 1st-rounders.

  • Shelly

    I’m hurt. Sadden. Pissed. I think this is a bad move. I would have rather seen Steve Blake go. Not an OG.

  • CATHY TORRES

    Another very sad day for the Los Angeles Lakers & their loyal fans! The Lakers Administration has no shame and shows no loyalty or respect for their veteran players! If the Buss Family has any brains at all, they will immediately, start working on hiring D-Fish, as their Coach! He would be an amazing Coach! D-Fish would actually, be amazing in any important position, due to the respect that other’s have for him, his excellent ability to clearly communicate with others and his knowledge and admiration for the game! I am sending, along with many other loyal D-Fish Fans, very Bright Blessings for the future, to he & his beautiful Family! I know that they will all be very successful, where ever they go in life! All the Best, Cathy

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Again another good trade that people don’t understand. Jordan Hill > Murphy & McRoberts. Bynum gets a less detrimental rest every night. The defense doesn’t take any steps back. I really like what LA did today.

  • jake

    Loyalty??? D.fisher left the Lakers and kobe to go to golden state. And then the Lakers take him back when his daughter was sick. They did not have to do that,but they did. They even started him. That’s loyalty!

  • djb

    @nbk Agreed. hill > murphy & mcroberts: hill is a tall, athletic player who will give la energy coming off the bench probably averaging something like 7 & 5. So, this seems like a good move in the short-run for la but in the long-run they lost a 2nd 1st-round draft pick and a veteran player in fisher.

  • djb

    @jake thank you.

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    yo, doesnt anybody know that Kobe has a No-trade clause? he doesnt have to watch out for sheeeeeeit.

  • http://yahoo Micki

    All the best to D. Fisher. What a wonderful role model for the younger
    generation. I cannot believe he was traded. I have watched my last Laker
    game and watching the other LA team. GO CLIPPERS.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Fisher you will be missed by real Laker fans, but it was time for you to leave. Have a great life.

  • stu

    loyalty? fish bolted to golden state for mad coin in 2004, he knows what’s up.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Utah.

  • http://Www.achtamsterdam.nl Phil

    A no trade clause..yess. But he can get amnestied….altough that would be rather idiotic, to pay kobe to play somewhere else. Is only vaIid for two season after this, and i don’t see kobe fallin of like that.
    Jordan Hill is decent…session too, the Lakers def got better.

  • anonymous

    @BE I know that. Im just not goin to go around correcting everyone when they suggest that the lakers should trade kobe when they cant trade him unless he APPROVES it. That would be tiresome.

  • BostonBaller

    Fisher, heck of a player during playoffs AND Chip time….I loved to hate him. lol.

  • jags

    the lakers won 3 championship with d.fish before he left LA for GS. then the lakers never got back to the finals before they acquire d.fish back.. they should have hold on to fisher. he is dependable in crunch time..

  • Kadavour

    this is SOO good for the Lakers. Fish understands that this is a business. He will likely be back with the organization, but as a player he stifled this team for the last 2 years. Some may mention his clutch shots the last two years, but those wouldn’t be needed if he wasn’t getting BURNED on every time down the floor. If you want to cite loyalty, then what about Fish stepping down and allowing the Lakers to pursue younger talent and grow? Moving Fish and Walton is 2 years overdue, but it’s a good move.

  • The Yellow Mamba

    D Fish will be dearly missed by the Lakers and us Laker fans. I hope Pau can step up and take the team leadership now that Fish is gone. Go Lakers!!!! Another championship is our only goal!!!

  • LAguneroFan

    RIP D Fish…

  • shaolin23

    Dwade’s tweet (after dwight’s presser re: staying orlando) sums it all up: “loyalty hahahahaha”

  • MarcW

    Damn..DFish definitely deserved better. Thought he might play out the season and retire with the purple and gold..

  • Startown

    I mainly watch Twolves, but I don’t think Hill even played in any of three games against us??
    Fisher is old, but he has 5 titles and makes some clutch shots,,,I don’t get this trade?

  • Michael

    Theres no way the Lakers would pay Kobe 30 million to play for the Sixers. (Which would totally happen)

  • robb

    Jordan Hill?? i

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    The Rockets can definitely use Fish for this stretch of games with Lowry out. After that, who knows? I’d like to see him play for them though, seeing as Flynn is gone and they don’t have a third point guard.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Jordan Hill is pretty solid. McHale did a lot of work on his confidence and post moves–he’s gotten a lot better since his Knickerbocker days. Don’t let D’Antoni’s irrational hatred of him cloud your vision, lol.

  • VanCityVibe

    Good trade, Hes about to retire anyways

  • Cynthia Aguirre

    @Kathy you are the only comment that had meaning very well said . Yeah maybe D Fisher is getting old ,but dammit let him retire his Laker Jersey like all the other Legends.. And yes he would make a wonderful coach or even assistant coach he knows the players so well… Derek Fisher good luck and u will not be forgotten D. Fish.. And all u negative people out there regarding trading Kobe, not, he is the LAKERS…..

  • Mikee

    Yes JAKE The lakers didn’t have to do it for Fisher when his daughter was sick, they did it because Fisher took a HUGE PAYCUT!!!!!! At the end of the day it’s not about loyalty, its all about MONEY!!!!!!! WHAT A SHAME!!!! I am no longer a laker fan!!! I think they are DOOMEEDDDDDD. What comes around goes around, remember the DODGERS

  • mark

    The Lakers owe Dfish absolutely nothing, he’s never been statistically good in any of his nba seasons. clutch..right

  • http://Hotmail.com Zac Woo

    Thank you for the memories. Ur Singaporean fan. Cheers Fish!

  • Yesse

    This trade has some good sides and bad.

    One good thing is, that Fisher is probably going to retire after this season, but the value they get for him is terrible.

    I would have maybe given up Fisher for Hill, but they give up a draft pick as well? Really?

  • trueballer4life

    THIS IS SHOWBIZ!

  • http://Www.achtamsterdam.nl Phil

    Fish has zero..i repeat, zero value to a noncontender, so yeah..to get hill, and make room for sessions, they had to throw in the pick. It’s a low first rounder anyway, for a former lottery pick. Pretty good deal for the lakers imo.

  • ab40

    didn’t the lakers get that first round pick? Oden, first round pick and Fisher for Sessions, Hill and Eyenga is a bit much. But they did get younger and added some fresh(er) legs to the team.

  • http://www.andywhitby.com Andy Whitby

    Kobe will be mad…. That they signed a player called Jordan

  • http://www.thesmashbrothas.com zen garden

    karma for when dude split to utah

  • http://www.slamonline.com papaduck

    Cavs picked up Fisher to mentor their rookie point guard into a leader. Not a bad move by the Cavs when you think about it, because, they were not going to keep Sessions next season anyway; so why not replace him with a proven winner and leader

  • http://dimemag.com Royal

    Fisher went to the Rockets though

  • Mike Mihalow

    I thought he had to be in a big city due to his daughter’s health. That’s why he left Utah.

  • http://lakers Q

    I think it was unfair to real laker fans

  • T.W.

    Lakers Management – You’ve just thrown completely away any single chance of ever winning a Championship ever again!!!! What are you “NUTSSSSS!!!!

    Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynun Too !!!!

    Coby – What’s UP With YOU NOT SPEAKING OUT – YOUR BEST PLAYERS BEING TRADED AWAY! LAKER’S YOU SUCK BIG TIME NOW!!!! I CANNOT EVEN BELIEVE IT!!!

    MY VERY FAVORITE TEAM JUST DIED ON THE SPOT AND ALL I CAN SAT IS YOU SUCK BIG TIME!!!! ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!!!!

    YOU’VE LOST ONE OF YOUR VERY BEST FANS!!!! I AM SO ANGRY AND SO FURIOUS AT YOUR GREED AND STUPIDITY!!!!

    SHAME IS NOT EVEN ENOUGH TO SAY!

  • T.W.

    DEREK FISHER, I LOVE YOU!!! YOU ARE THE VERY BEST AND THE TEAM YOU SWEATED YOUR GUTS OUT FOR JUST SHOVED YOU OUT! YOU ARE WAY BETTER THAN ALL OF THEM AND IF I WERE YOU, I’D STICK THEM WITH THE BIGGEST LAWSUIT EVER!!! YOU AND COBY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MY VERY FAVORITE PLAYERS! I AM HEARTBROKEN FOR YOU! YOU DEFINITELY GOT THE RAWEST TREATMENT EVER AND YOU WERE THE VERY BEST AND WORKED YOUR ASS OF TO SAVE THE LAKER’S! PLEASE KNOW HOW VERY SAD I AM FOR YOU AND HOW DEEPLY I RESPECT YOU IN EVERY WAY,L AND ALSO FOR PAU AND ANDREW IF THEY TRADE THEM! THE LAKERS MANAGEMENT IS TOTALLY DERANGED AND THEY COMPLETELY SUCK BIG TIME!!! YOU ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THAT ENTIRE GROUP! I AM SO DEEPLY SORRY THIS HAS HAPPENED TO YOU! WITHOUT A DOUBT, YOU DO NOT DESERVE THIS!!! I WILL NEVER BE A LAKER FAN AGAIN! THE LAKER’S WILL NEVER WIN ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE!!! ARE THE MANAGERS AND COACHES ON DRUGS???? THEY CERTAINLY ARE VERY FULL OF THEMSELVES AND HAVE THEIR HEADS STUCK UP THEIR ASSES!!!

    DEREK, I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST, AND I WILL NEVER RESPECT THE LA LAKERS EVER AGAIN!!!

    PRIDE, GREED, MORONIC THINKING IS THE VERY ROOT OF ALL OF THIS!!! SO COMPLETELY DISGRACEFUL AND ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING!!!!!

    SUE THEIR BUTTS FOR MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN RETAILATION FOR LETTING ONE OF THERE VERY BEST PLAYERS EVER TRANSFERRED AWAY! I AM COMPLETELY SICK TO MY STOMACH OVER THIS!!!!

    DEREK, HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH! YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BRILLIANT TEAM FAVORITE! MY HEART REALLY GOES OUT TO OUT TO YOU!!!!

    THIS IS SO HORRIBLE AND THE LAKERS HAVE LOST ALL CHANCES OF EVEN GETTING THROUGH THE SEASON!

    DEREK, MY VERY FAVORITE MEMORY WAS DURING PLAYOFFS ONE YEAR LONG AGO AND YOU WERE SHOOTING FOR A THREE POINTER WHEN THE BELL RANG TO END THE GAME. yOU SHOT AND KEPT ON WALKING OFF THE COURT, NOT KNOWING THAT YIU SAVED TH WIN BY ONE POINT IN OVERTIME! YOU ARE AN EXCELLENT ASSET AND I REALLY AM SO VERY ANGRY THAT THIS HAD HAPPENED TO YOU! COMPLETELY UNBELIEVABLE AND SO COMPLETELY DISGRACEFUL!!!

    DEREK, I LOVED TO WATCH YOU PLAY ALWAYS!!!! I THINK YOU ARE A WONDERFUL BASKETBALL PLAYER!!! YOU HAVE BEEN DEALT A TREMENDOUS BLOW AND IT BREAKS MY HEART FOR YOU!

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND HELP YOU TO FIGURE OUT WHAT “OUR LORD PLANS FOR YOU NEXT! THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A WONDERFUL ATTRIBUTE TO THE LA LAKERS! A HORRENDOUS BLOW TO YOU, I AM CERTAIN, AND AN EVEN BIGGER BLOW TI THE LAKER CLUB! THEY CAN KISS ANY HOPES OF EVER GETTING INTO PLAYOFF’S AND CHAMPIONSHIPS EVER AGAIN!!

    MOST SINCERELY,
    TERI W.
    A DEVOTED FAN OF YOURS FOR MANY LONG YEARS!!

  • jags

    @T.W. u sucked. u dont watch basketball.i guess u watch dramas on tv’s. lakers just wanted to improve their team. fisher doenst contribute anymore. they need fresh legs. they need a pure point guard. that can penetrate to the basket, set pick and rolls, athletic and faster. and fisher doesnt want to accept a backup role over sessions.

  • jags

    @T.W. if u are a real laker fan. u should know to spell the name of kobe bryant right. COBY? u mean COBY KARL? he doesnt even play for the lakers anymore. lol

  • Bobbito

    I see the lakers rewarding him in the future. Coaching, or a front office job, and maybe even retire his number. Say what you want but, he’s done a lot for them.

  • joe

    Long time Laker fan, but this trade is just wrong in every aspect. D Fish is the hardest working player I have ever seen on any team in the NBA, and Lakers just traded him like that. I know the organization needs to save money to increase profit, but sometimes a little loyalty from the owners to the players for a change is nice too.

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