Derek Fisher Addresses His Future

by May 17, 2010

D-Fish, a man who is once again rising to the challenge in the postseason, sounds like he expects to be running the point for the Lakers next season. FanHouse caught up with the soon-to-be free agent: “The Los Angeles Lakers point guard will be a free agent this summer. But he wants to stay where he is, and not have to send out any resumés. Talking to Fisher, you get the idea the chances are a lot higher he’ll be back if the Lakers win a second straight NBA crown. ‘I want to play until I can’t,’ Fisher, 35, said. ‘Obviously, I’m hopeful that I’ll be here because I love being here. I’ve played 11 of my 14 years here. I know this better than anybody else. But obviously a lot of (whether Fisher returns) rides on whether Phil (Jackson, the Lakers coach) is back and how we finish the season. If we win a championship, it’s all good. If we don’t, obviously we got to throw out everything and start over and get new guys. So I’m really just trying to stay on the path and realize that I can still play a lot of good basketball.’ Share  He’s doing just that in the playoffs, which is certainly helping Fisher’s chances of a return engagement with the Lakers. In 10 games, Fisher is averaging 10.6 points while shooting 44.6 percent, including an impressive 42.2 percent from three-point range.”