Rockets Acquire Derek Fisher

The Rockets have acquired Derek Fisher from the Lakers in exchange for Jordan Hill, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). Houston also receives the first-round pick in the Lakers acquired from Dallas in December's Lamar Odom trade, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

While the Lakers ended up moving both of their 2012 first-rounders in this trade and today's Ramon Sessions deal, they were able to upgrade their roster and improve their future cap situation. Fisher and Luke Walton were both under contract for multiple years, while Hill and Sessions could both come off the books at season's end.

The Rockets will explore a buyout, but could use the point guard depth for the time being with Kyle Lowry out, tweets Wojnarowski.

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35 Comments on "Rockets Acquire Derek Fisher"


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Chickmagnet910
3 years 4 months ago

OK didnt see that happening…

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BRANDON
3 years 4 months ago

Terrible, terrible trade for the Lakers…

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Ethan Heth
3 years 4 months ago

wow

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Michael
3 years 4 months ago

why would you trade the 1st round pick WTF

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Markkell_r
3 years 4 months ago

Had too, d-will going there next year

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BrickTops
3 years 4 months ago

BAM!! Great Deadline Rockets.

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Ethan Heth
3 years 4 months ago

must of had to do with the beasley deal falling apart idk. im shocked

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Mracm1
3 years 4 months ago

Hate to see fisher go

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Table
3 years 4 months ago

Hill is good. I could see him developing into a double double capable 6th man.

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Omar
3 years 4 months ago

WTF

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Evan Olson
3 years 4 months ago

Now without the contracts of Fisher and Walton, that gives the Lakers more room to sign a big free agent in the off season.

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Bro.Rufus
3 years 4 months ago

we still over the cap for next year, Fisher and Walton only accounted for 10 million total, we like 17 million over, plus pay increases kick in next year for Kobe, Gasol, and Bynum…smh. i like the team as it sits…the guy from Cleveland (Christian E.), he’ll be the sleeper in these deals, I REALLY LIKE HIS GAME AND ATHLETICISM!

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Doug
3 years 4 months ago

Houston loses thabeet, flynn, hill 2nd pick
Gain Fisher camby, 1st pick
not too bad of a haul

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jwsox
3 years 4 months ago

finding anyone to take fisher had to be hard….hill is still only 24 and will be a solid 6th man for the lakers…

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Chickmagnet910
3 years 4 months ago

Yea hes decent and its not an awful trade by any means…just stunning

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Wero806
3 years 4 months ago

Wtf!? :O

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Bradbizzel33
3 years 4 months ago

Wow!! How could u trade fisher!! And you jst got Raymond would have worked good together even with Blake.

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Chickmagnet910
3 years 4 months ago

your 3rd pg plays like maybe 2-5 minutes a game tops so why keep all 3 and pay a high luxury tax?

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M Guardado
3 years 4 months ago

hell yeah houston didnt make any big trades but they made same really smart ones

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Langoeh2
3 years 4 months ago

Jordan hill is young he won’t be in la long they will prolly deal him out

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Cfroskee88
3 years 4 months ago

Its good they needed to deal both of them. They havent produced in a year or so.

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Vin Steezul
3 years 4 months ago

people don’t like this trade, but I do. bolster that front court again like the odom days, for the slower paced playoff style. they had Murphy and McRoberts as their only big men. Now they have Hill who can slide over and play some center as well. Beasley would have been better, but this is not a bad move. Im tired of seeing Fisher get beat by every single point guard off the dribble. WE WILL MISS YOU FISH! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GREAT YEARS!

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Sunkist11
3 years 4 months ago

this sux :(

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el diablito
3 years 4 months ago

This is BS!! DFish should have retired a Laker. What happened to Steve Blake to Portland for Beasley?

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Spidur938
3 years 4 months ago

I like all the deals. Love Derek but let’s be real his ability to guard and shoot had began to dwindle. You bring in a younger and quicker guard and unload some non productive players off the bench. Would love to see them pursue Trevor Ariza and or Jamal Crawford again if we can no longer get Beasley to beef up the bench. Go Lakers.

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Rv72392
3 years 4 months ago

Gonna miss Fisher. Sad to see him go. But its new time in Laker Land and we have to be optimistic and look towards the future. Hopefully Jordan Hill and Sessions pan out this year as we can win the title. Had to give up Fisher but we got some front court depth! GO LAKERS!!! Gonna miss you D-Fish! THANKS FOR ALL THE MEMORIES! THAT 0.4 SHOT VS THE SPURS WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE!

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Alanharris247
3 years 4 months ago

Fish you’ve been the heart and soul of the Lakers for ever. Even with Kobe and Shaq childish dramas you kept this team together. I know time is catching up. Heck me being plagued by injuries I’m not as old but you amaze and amaze us. I’d love to see you come back as our coach one day. Your a Laker for Life! Not sure about trade it’s always money and money. Don’t hate us. You and Kobe our bigger than you and Shaq that I’ll always know. And no more leeeeewwwee. We will miss you to Luke. Hope your career picks up but your still a Laker! Bye Guys I Hope Jordan,Christian and Ramon our ready it’s win our bust! This ones for Kobe and all our lost and retired Lakers. I would have lived to see Ariza and Odom back! Oh well miss y’all and I Love La!

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Msdnicety
3 years 4 months ago

I think this was a Good trade but sorry to see fish go he will be missed. Im glad Lakers kept their bigs as i knew they would. Now its time to go to work. Dont worry laker fans it might not make since now but you watch Kobe not going to have to shoot so much and the bench will be way better. They cleared up cap space to go after an elite PG like D-Will or CP3 remember they contracts are up in 2013. Im pleased. Now Mike Brown has to get rhe offense going and spread the floor. Lets go Lakers.

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04alvear
3 years 4 months ago

Smart move lakers! Good pic ups with out messing up are twin towers . Championship for the purple and gold.

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Omarnasertheleo
3 years 4 months ago

O ! M ! G ! WTF ! This is BS ! Dereks been w/ the Lakers 4EVER ! He should have HIS SAY in this UNKOSHER TRADE ! As HUGE of a Laker fan n Kobe fan iam n i love my Laker boyz ! Mr. Kobe bein Lakers captain ! shud step in n PROTECT his boy Derek n say smthin n speak up n do his job n responsibility as CAPTAIN !!!! •_•

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Dfg234
3 years 4 months ago

Sorry to see you go Fish! Thanks for everything!

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Dfg234
3 years 4 months ago

Lakers are soliciting for a new towel boy with Walton gone… Starting wage wont be 6 mil amymore though!

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GoDoyers
3 years 4 months ago

That’s an insult to the real Lakers Towel Boy.

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Dfg234
3 years 4 months ago

Job description: Swing towel above head after big plays and high fives during timeouts (optional).

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James Samuel
3 years 4 months ago

i keep seeing people say “fisher should have some say” why? he was under contract players get traded how can you watch sports and make comments like that? fisher never was, and certainly isn’t now, a great player. I like the guy but I mean the New York Knicks traded Patrick Ewing to the Seatlle Supersonics. Which player do you think had a bigger impact on their franchise? that is just one example. people need to have some perspective. i honestly think these 2 trades give the lakers a MUCH better chance to win a championship this year i don’t understand lakers fans frustration.

 

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