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Fisher A Laker Again

by Angelo on July 20th, 2007

Kobe Brant may not have gotten the veteran he wanted this off-season like KG but at least he will once again be joined by his former back court mate Derek Fisher.

Fisher was a key member of the Lakers’ three championships that starred Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. After the Lakers lost to the Pistons in 2004, Fisher signed with the Golden State Warriors and was eventually traded to the Utah Jazz last season. He played a key role in the Jazz’s successful playoff run especially in the Conference Finals. He asked to be released by the team to allow him to care for his daughter in another city where she can get proper treatment for her eye cancer.

Fisher is the kind of player every team would love to have so the Lakers are lucky to have him back. He’s talented, hard working and he brings veteran presence. The thing about Fisher is that he’s more than willing to take a back seat to the younger guys while still making an impact when asked just like he did in Utah. He will be a very good mentor second year guard Jordan Farmar and rookie Javaris Crittenton. He can also play both guard spots like he did in Utah so that gives the team a lot of versatility in using him.

I love Derek Fisher’s game a lot but more so I like him as a person. That’s why I wish him luck in hi Lakers comeback and more importantly for his daughter’s treatment.

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