Derek Fisher has been the point guard of the Los Angeles Lakers for the better part of a year and a half, but now no longer. Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Fisher is on the move to the Houston Rockets.
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This comes just minutes after the Lakers made another notable deal involving a point guard, landing Ramon Sessions in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In effect, the Lakers have swapped out Fisher for a younger model in Sessions, added a decent young big man to their bench in Jordan Hill, and moved up in the draft from their own first-round pick to Houston's. Not a bad day for L.A.
Fisher, who turns 38 in August, was averaging 5.9 points and 3.3 assists per game as the Lakers' starter this season. He played only 25.6 minutes per game, often subbing out in crunch time for Steve Blake. Hill was averaging 5.0 points and 4.8 rebounds off the bench for Houston. He should make an immediate impact in L.A. as a suitable backup for Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.