Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 2:25 pm  |  26 responses

Los Angeles Lakers Interested in Re-Signing Derek Fisher?

Kobe Bryant seems convinced that the currently unemployed Derek Fisher will find an NBA gig soon, and that might be in Los Angeles. According to ESPN, the Lakers want to part ways with Chris Duhon and Steve Blake, which could pave the way for Fisher’s return: “I’m pretty confident,’ Kobe says, ‘he’ll find a team.’ It might even be the Los Angeles Lakers, believe it or not, if more dominoes fall fortuitously for the team that has already annoyed the rest of the league with its good fortune this offseason. It’s not feasible for the Lakers to bring back Fisher now, with a payroll approaching $100 million, but sources with knowledge of their thinking say that the team has made it clear to the rest of the league that Chris Duhon and/or Steve Blake are available via trade to any interested party willing to absorb their respective contracts. While it’s true that no trade is imminent in either case, that’s also the norm in October when outlooks are still rosy in pretty much every NBA training camp and teams generally aren’t ready to move. Could the Lakers eventually find a taker for one of those vets? Blake has one season left on his contract after this one valued at $4 million, but Duhon’s $3.75 million salary in 2013-14 is unguaranteed, which makes his contract a more attractive acquisition. The bigger question is whether Fisher, at 38, is prepared to wait around to see if the Lakers can manufacture some room in their backcourt for him or join the first contender that comes calling. [...] ‘Every team,’ Kobe announced Wednesday, ‘needs a guard like him.’”

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  • JML-G

    ‘Every team,’ Kobe announced Wednesday, ‘needs a guard like him.’” – more like there isnt a team that needs him, including Lakers, its just that Kobe wants his buddy with him

  • Shakobe22
  • spit hot fiyah

    they should sign smush parker

  • LakeShow

    Yes please. #6 for the 1996′ers :D

  • Drig

    GOD NO. We already got 2 below average backups at the PG position. The last thing we need is another guy like those 2………

  • JR

    This is a great idea.

  • JR

    Do it for nostalgia’s sake.

  • LakeShow

    Exactly. This is in no way on the court production related lol…

  • tomtom

    @jml u really think that matters to Kobe at all? Hmmmmm…..anyway. We have no use Fisher right now, i may change my tune if we need a big shot/play late in late the playoffs. But the onky real use he has now is as a floor general, leadership and tutoring younger guys. None if which we require right now, that money could be better spent

  • pposse

    NOOO…this almost ensures the Lakers championship…D Fish is Kobe’s uncle..Kobe can’t win rings without his uncle shaq or phil

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    d fish is a lucky charm

  • LakeShow

    Precisely. He’s the NBA equivalent of a rabbits foot.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    finally we agree on something! i still think d fish is very useful tho

  • gusisit

    he wasnt so lucky for the thunder now was he…..

  • biggityBBeatsWB11

    I am Derek Fisher’s top supporter But even I cant explain this Dfish was and is the MAN he was on all of LA’s 5 chip’ teams. But he is an old man now at 5’11 and 38 he is the NBA unions president he will either be a coach or a vice commissionar. He cannot guard his position anymore. Maybe he can hep mikebrown and the LA offense but keep duhon

  • nlruizjr

    I totally agree, the lakers would be making a huge mistake, there is far better talent available right now than Dfish, I like Dfish but his time has come and gone and the Lakers can’t afford to waste a pick on 1/2 a player !!!!!

  • Hatershateme

    Lame ass

  • RowdyTexan

    They should bring Robert Horry back

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    Puhleeze do it!! ahahahahahahahahahahahah

  • Ben

    why? so the Lakers can just trade him in the middle of the season again?

  • Mike Jones

    You cant tell me Allen Iverson doesnt have more to offer than D Fish.

  • HavSexWidMeWudYu

    Why don’t they just hire him to be an assistant coach instead or something?? :) )

  • JML-G


  • Yi-Cheng Chen

    Then who’s gonna pass to Kobe?

  • http://www.facebook.com/natgeo02 Neitel Agosto

    allen has said many times he would pass the ball!!?? why am i even saying this is beyond me… lol

  • Dumma

    Yes D Fish does have a few championships under his belt. Way more to say than A I anyday. I like A I but I dont see how he would fit with LA