Chicago Bulls: Would Derek Fisher Be a Good Fit for the Bulls?

Ernest Shepard@@ernestshepardAnalyst IIIJuly 4, 2012

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 17:  Derek Fisher #37 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on in the second half against the Miami Heat in Game Three of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 17, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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According to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune, the Bulls have contacted five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher.

While we all sigh, grunt and yawn, understand that Fisher would be a good pickup.

Fisher is not flashy and he does not necessarily inspire a round of applause, but he is a steady veteran. Fisher will not wow us with his explosiveness or his scoring prowess. That is not what he would be brought in for.

If you carefully watched the Bulls’ first-round series against the 76ers, what the Bulls were missing was leadership. Most people will equate leadership as the player who leads their team in scoring. That is not always the case. The leader of a team is usually the player who has been through the rigors of the NBA season. The leader of the Bulls would have pulled C.J. Watson to the side and explain what to expect from a pesky 76ers defense.

Although Fisher will not score 20 points a game, he is more than capable of being the leader of a team.

Fisher can serve as a mentor to Marquis Teague. Instead of competing against Teague for playing time, Fisher would be preparing him for what has yet to come in the NBA.

Being an NBA champion is one thing, winning the championship five times is astonishing. This is what makes Fisher invaluable. He knows how to win and he knows how to play.

Teague has yet to play in a summer league game, let alone an NBA game. Unless he is better that what we expect him to be, he will need to be brought along slowly. He doesn't have a grasp on the pro game, regardless of the fact that his older brother Jeff plays for the Hawks. Bringing in Fisher would definitely speed up his learning curve.

Signing Fisher does not hamper the Bulls’ chances of signing Kirk Hinrich and Brandon Roy, among others. It basically means that the Bulls are targeting an obvious need, leadership.

If the Bulls do indeed sign Fisher, I will be in favor of this move because Teague needs him. Whether we will admit it or not, the Bulls need him too.