Lakers Rumors: Bringing Derek Fisher Back to Los Angeles Makes No Sense

October 13th, 2012 by Ian Hanford Leave a reply »
How many 38-year-old point guards does one NBA team need?

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to move either Chris Duhon or Steve Blake, which could lead to a Derek Fisher signing down the road:

Yet sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking say that the team is already trying to create a backcourt opening, having made it clear to the rest of the league that Chris Duhon and Steve Blake are available via trade to any interested party willing to absorb one of those contracts.

Here's the excerpt regarding Fisher's status:

It's not feasible for the Lakers to bring back Fisher now, because league rules preclude them from signing a player traded away and then waived (in this case by Houston) for one year after the original deal. Which means March 15, 2013, is the earliest Fisher could legally re-sign with L.A.

This idea isn't surprising, but that doesn't mean it makes sense. Moving Duhon and/or Blake to make the luxury tax more manageable makes sense. Adding another aging point guard doesn't.

Fisher just doesn't have it anymore. He's still an amazing leader, but the Lakers have pl ...

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