NBA Rumors: Why Derek Fisher's Return to Lakers Makes Sense on Both Sides
Derek Fisher wearing anything other than purple and gold just looks wrong.
According to the latest NBA rumors, order could be restored to the 38-year-old point guard’s wardrobe.
Will LA sign Fish in 2013?
Of course, that’s the "is-it-possible" route. The "is-it-probable" route is clouded by the fact that Mitch Kupchak just traded Fisher last season.
But despite the likelihood that Fisher held animosity toward the Lakers’ front office just months ago, he already got his revenge. The team he eventually stuck with, the Oklahoma City Thunder, eliminated LA in the Western Conference Playoffs. His former teammates were also forced to watch him compete in the NBA Finals.
In Stein’s report, he wrote that Kobe said of Fish this past week, “I’m pretty confident he’ll find a team. Every team needs a guard like him.”
As tight as they are, though, is their bond strong enough for Fisher to turn down offers from contenders over the next five months? Once he gets a whiff of the dominance Bryant, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol display early in the season, yeah, that bond should suffice.
That’s why a triumphant return to Hollywood should work on Fisher’s end. But how about LA’s?
Blake averaged a pitiful 4.6 points per game and shot 30.8 percent from beyond the arc in the playoffs against the Thunder. That’s inexcusable. Fisher, on the other hand, shot 37.5 percent in the postseason proving that he’s still a more than capable crunch-time performer.
When Blake isn’t knocking down threes, he’s a liability. While Fisher isn’t much better, he’s superior in the clutch and as a leader. Signing him to be Steve Nash’s backup is a no-brainer.
David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.
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