Why Derek Fisher’s Time To Retire Has Come

January 8th, 2010 by Josh Broudy Leave a reply »
Derek Fisher is no longer a weapon for the Lakers. He is more of a nuisance, actually. That's really hard to write down about Derek.

He's a great guy. He is the head of the Players Association. But the fact of the matter is that he doesn't cut it anymore.

He can't shoot consistently at a high percentage. And that is his bread and butter. His shot comes up short time after time. I would've thought Craig Hodges and Derek Fisher would have figured out why this has happened, and then fixed it. But it hasn't happened up to this point. Except for some occasionally good performances, most of them have been subpar.

Fisher keeps making poor decisions after poor decisions on the court. Against the Clippers, he looked like a rookie forcing the ball down low to Bynum. He really isn't as smart with the ball as we might've thought he was.

Then his defense is really becoming an issue. Fisher is losing his lateral quickness and therefore can't defend the speedier point guards. And he has always had an issue defending the bigger guards like Baron Davis and Deron Williams. Those two have thoroughly abused him. Especially Wednesday night, when Ba ...

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