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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Chickmagnet910
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Chickmagnet910
4 years 6 months ago

OK didnt see that happening…

BRANDON
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BRANDON
4 years 6 months ago

Terrible, terrible trade for the Lakers…

Ethan Heth
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Ethan Heth
4 years 6 months ago

wow

Michael
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Michael
4 years 6 months ago

why would you trade the 1st round pick WTF

Markkell_r
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Markkell_r
4 years 6 months ago

Had too, d-will going there next year

BrickTops
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BrickTops
4 years 6 months ago

BAM!! Great Deadline Rockets.

Ethan Heth
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Ethan Heth
4 years 6 months ago

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

Mracm1
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Mracm1
4 years 6 months ago

Hate to see fisher go

Table
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Table
4 years 6 months ago

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

Omar
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Omar
4 years 6 months ago

WTF

Evan Olson
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Evan Olson
4 years 6 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.

Bro.Rufus
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Bro.Rufus
4 years 6 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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