Los Angeles Lakers Derek Fisher Hanging on Too Long?

August 2nd, 2010 by Pedro Herrera Leave a reply »
It’s really hard to look at this situation without any bias. As a Laker fan I love Derek Fisher and I’m glad he’ll be back to help us get through the playoffs. As a Laker fan I also wish he’d have taken the high road and retired after the 2009-10 season and am in utter shock he will be brought back to get burned on defense throughout the regular season.

Before I start writing this article, let’s get the “stats” out-of-the-way:

Last year he shot 35 percent from 3, 38 percent overall. His averaged 2.5 assists while turning it over once a game and grabbing 2 rebounds. He shot over 80 percent from the free throw line but only got about one trip per game to the charity stripe. His point total? A whopping 7.7.

All of those stats are down from his previous year, by the way.

Now onto the argument itself.

Pros:  With Fish, the numbers often don’t tell the whole story. If we do look at the numbers though you’ll find a great stat that is very underrated: games played. You would be hard pressed to find a point guard who is more durable than Ol’ Fi ...

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