LA Lakers made a surprise last-minute transfer the NBA. Team based at the Staples Center was removing one of the best point guard, Derek Fisher, the Houston Rockets. According to Yahoo! Sports report, the Lakers have sent Fisher to the Rockets in exchange for Jordan Hill.
In addition they also get a point guard’s Cleveland Cavaliers, Ramon Session. Previously it had the news spread that the Lakers are looking for point guard to replace Fisher who was with age. They had eyeing Chris Paul of New Orleans Hornets, but the player is actually a neighbor to join the team, the LA Clippers.
Fisher is an iconic figure in the Lakers. 37-year-old basketball player has won five championship rings during two periods of play there, namely 1996-2004 and 2007-2012. Throughout this season, he has always been the top choice coach Mike Brown. And because of this Kobe Bryant feeling loss losing Derek Fisher .
I wonder who whispered, Minnesota owner Derek Fisher asked to be sent to Minnesota. Barter plan was chaos. Within seconds they contacted the Rockets to send Jordan Hill. “The weight was off Fisher. However, we must not delay regeneration, “said GM Mitch Kupchak. Many deplore the sudden decision Kupchak off Fisher.
Moreover, he was invited to speak and his friend Fisher, Kobe Bryant. Kobe, even had to stop the interview at the radio to reassure himself that his friend was dressed as the Houston Rockets. According to Kupchak, the decision is absolute only he and Jim Buss, the daughter of the Lakers, who know all the scenarios.
Without Fisher, Kobe will be a single leader. During this time, if there are problems with other players, Fisher is the peace maker. When the Lakers have a problem with a pattern made by coach Mike Brown, Fisher also become the bridge, while providing a more simple explanation.
When the Lakers locker room pink with no friction at Lakers management was about to take Gilbert Arenas, one by one player Fisher lobbied to keep the focus.
Fisher also turned into an ice cube when Kobe became very angry on the field. Mike Brown pattern, Kobe wants, and the acceleration of understanding other players, so easy to put together by Fisher verbal language. Lobbying intelligence that makes a lot of players really respect him. So since 2006, he was elected president of the players association.
Does the job and the dominance of the Lakers locker room makes Fisher was greatly feared by the managers of the Lakers? According to columnist Bill Plaschke’s feelings do come up. Fisher feared would require all sorts when his contract expires this season. Worse, he could easily incite the players that the Lakers did not conducive atmosphere.
It is feared by Kupchak et al. to maintain harmony in the Lakers because the Lakers have more than 10-year contract worth trillions of dollars.
Unfortunately, the alleged confession was contrary to the Fisher told Plaschke. “He told me, with age, Derek ready for playing time has decreased.
He was not troubled by the income that is not raised, because he realized that the salary is proportional to the basketball player’s ability, “Plaschke said, citing Fisher.
What is the salary Fisher so afraid of disturbing the balance of financial income Lakers? With a salary of 3.4 million dollars per season, Fisher was only 400 thousand dollars higher than the new recruits Josh McRoberts. Salaries than Steve Blake, five NBA championship rings Fisher is smaller, because Blake was paid U.S. $ 4 million. Contrast that with Kobe Bryant a salary of U.S. $ 25 million.
Fisher was ready to move over for the good of the team. “If you do have to give in and sacrifice for the good of the team, I would do it,” said Fisher. As a 37-year-old veteran, meredupnya appearance should not stop the ability as a clutch shooter. Lakers several times to thank him for the deadly shots at crucial moments. NBA Finals against Orlando and Boston are proving just how lucky the Lakers have a sniper in the crucial moment.
Without Fisher, is now 100 percent load on the shoulders of Kobe. Of statistical data, the ability to shoot Kobe in the crucial moment, is still the best. But in the season 2011/12, the Black Mamba was also a frequent cause of defeat the Lakers in the crucial moment. For Derek Fisher, the door to end career with the Lakers uniform is slowly closed.
However, the line owner’s hand is now writing a crucial shot in Houston. He will be a great mentor for the two point guard Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic. If it happens, meeting a counter Lakers play Houston in the first round-off will be an important justification of how the value of a Derek Fisher will be tested.
Deron Williams had felt it. He became a top point guard after a guided Fisher. Monta Ellis into a productive point guard to this day thanks to the mentoring Fisher during the Golden State Warriors rookie. Unfortunately, the Lakers management c.q. Mr. Kupchak, are biased in asset Fisher. If it does not require strength, let the Chicago Bulls or Miami Heat, even using the services of Fisher OKC Thunder.
Removing a player legend, just a few minutes, without ever doing a discussion on the Fisher and Kobe Bryant’s best friend, obviously an ‘insult’ to a loyalty. Fisher loyalty to the Lakers was never divided. Pieces of good fortune was gone. For Derek Fisher, he would never bow their heads in dismay, because a career is like a line that he will continue to pull up his hands are tired. I miss you always Mr. 0.4 second.