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(LA Times)   Lakers trade veteran point guard Derek Fisher to Houston. To honor Fisher, there will be a 0.4 second long moment of silence at the next Laker game   (latimes.com) divider line 58
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2012-03-15 03:57:00 PM
I always figured Derek Fisher and Luke Walton would be impossible to trade because no one would want them.

Instead they dumped them both in one day.
 
2012-03-15 04:05:50 PM
I always see people say .04, when it's actually 0.4. Nearly half second, not 1/25th.

/Heat-Thunder finals anyway
 
2012-03-15 04:06:12 PM
So long, and thanks for all, Fish.
 
2012-03-15 04:06:36 PM
Careful this trade might flop.
 
2012-03-15 04:08:50 PM
Well, I hope they traded that crazy young buck for a settled veteran that won't be so disruptive to the team and having his crazy antics constantly in the media. The Lakers could use a stable presence in the locker room for a change.
 
2012-03-15 04:10:40 PM
Why would the moment of silence be ten times shorter than the one it's supposed to commemorate?
 
2012-03-15 04:13:04 PM
Mods have corrected the headline to 0.4. Makes more sense now.
 
2012-03-15 04:21:25 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I always figured Derek Fisher and Luke Walton would be impossible to trade because no one would want them.

Instead they dumped them both in one day.


Amazing work by Kupchak to get these guys off the roster. Sessions is a huge upgrade in what was probably the worst PG situation in the NBA. Hill is a decent backup big at the 4 or 5 and will challenge McRoberts and Murphy for minutes.

They're still targeting Beasley, who would be a great second unit scorer on a team in desperate need of one.
 
2012-03-15 04:22:43 PM
Is his daughter okay? I remember the reason he had to go to LA was because they could better care for his daughter than Utah could.
 
2012-03-15 04:22:52 PM

coolio mack: They're still targeting Beasley, who would be a great second unit scorer on a team in desperate need of one.


Who could they possibly give up for him? Metta?
 
2012-03-15 04:23:16 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Mods have corrected the headline to 0.4. Makes more sense now.


If you say so.

?
 
2012-03-15 04:24:07 PM
I heard the Lakers traded Derek Fisher to Humble Pie for a case of Heineken.
 
2012-03-15 04:28:18 PM

DamnYankees: coolio mack: They're still targeting Beasley, who would be a great second unit scorer on a team in desperate need of one.

Who could they possibly give up for him? Metta?


They have about a $9 million dollar traded player exception they got when they dumped Lamar Odom. Beasley makes about 7 mil. They could use that.
 
2012-03-15 04:30:00 PM
Heh. That was one of the things in a long list that pretty much extinguished a lifetime long NBA addiction for me. I used to watch every game I could. I remember being a kid and staying up til 11 for the START of Laker games. Nowadays I just don't know - haven't seen a game in years.
 
2012-03-15 04:30:08 PM

DamnYankees: coolio mack: They're still targeting Beasley, who would be a great second unit scorer on a team in desperate need of one.

Who could they possibly give up for him? Metta?


They would give up one of their first round picks and use their trade exception (the 8.9m from moving Odom before the season) to absorb his salary.

There were a couple different scenarios thrown out there, including a three way with Portland. Beasley to the Lakers, Jamal Crawford to the Wolves and Luke Ridnour from Minnesota to Portland, and Portland getting the Lakers pick.
 
2012-03-15 04:30:18 PM

IAmRight: Is his daughter okay? I remember the reason he had to go to LA was because they could better care for his daughter than Utah could.


Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Daughter's doc was in NY, Utah released him so he could sign with a team closer to her treatment, so he signs with LA. Lulz.
 
2012-03-15 04:32:31 PM

Morpheses: IAmRight: Is his daughter okay? I remember the reason he had to go to LA was because they could better care for his daughter than Utah could.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Daughter's doc was in NY, Utah released him so he could sign with a team closer to her treatment, so he signs with LA. Lulz.


I'm sure he wanted out of Utah (who wouldn't?) but Cedars-Sinai UCLA is one of the most prestigious medical centers in the world.
 
2012-03-15 04:33:37 PM

Morpheses: IAmRight: Is his daughter okay? I remember the reason he had to go to LA was because they could better care for his daughter than Utah could.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Daughter's doc was in NY, Utah released him so he could sign with a team closer to her treatment, so he signs with LA. Lulz.


There were actually 3 centers in the country that could treat his daughter's condition, one in LA, one in NY and I forget the third city.
 
2012-03-15 04:34:02 PM

ZMugg: If you say so.

?




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TdZHffwOF8
 
2012-03-15 04:34:18 PM

JohnBigBootay: Heh. That was one of the things in a long list that pretty much extinguished a lifetime long NBA addiction for me. I used to watch every game I could. I remember being a kid and staying up til 11 for the START of Laker games. Nowadays I just don't know - haven't seen a game in years.


You did it the wrong way - you're supposed to go to the West Coast and like it more because you can actually see games AND sleep at a decent hour.

/this staying up until 10 to see games start is killing me
 
2012-03-15 04:38:38 PM

IAmRight: You did it the wrong way - you're supposed to go to the West Coast and like it more because you can actually see games AND sleep at a decent hour.

/this staying up until 10 to see games start is killing me


Oh I love the west coast. I was in Alabama on central time when I was a kid. Must have been 7 or 8 o'clock night games in LA I was watching live in Alabama.
 
2012-03-15 04:41:42 PM

Opiate of the Lasses: I always see people say .04, when it's actually 0.4. Nearly half second, not 1/25th.

/Heat-Thunder finals anyway


Apparently you missed the thrashing Chicago gave Miami last night, and that was with Rose on the bench. Chicago sweeps OKC 4-0 in the finals this year.
 
2012-03-15 04:43:42 PM

ddam: Morpheses: IAmRight: Is his daughter okay? I remember the reason he had to go to LA was because they could better care for his daughter than Utah could.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Daughter's doc was in NY, Utah released him so he could sign with a team closer to her treatment, so he signs with LA. Lulz.

There were actually 3 centers in the country that could treat his daughter's condition, one in LA, one in NY and I forget the third city.


Salt Lake City.

/I'm kidding, stop throwing produce at me
 
2012-03-15 04:44:02 PM

spman: Apparently you missed the thrashing Chicago gave Miami last night, and that was with Rose on the bench. Chicago sweeps OKC 4-0 in the finals this year.


Rose won't be on the bench, though, in the playoffs. And last year they swept the Heat in the regular season. How'd that work out for them?

/it's really stupid to assert that either one will win - they're the only contenders, though, assuming no injuries.
 
2012-03-15 04:44:37 PM

spman: Opiate of the Lasses: I always see people say .04, when it's actually 0.4. Nearly half second, not 1/25th.

/Heat-Thunder finals anyway

Apparently you missed the thrashing Chicago gave Miami last night, and that was with Rose on the bench. Chicago sweeps OKC 4-0 in the finals this year.


All I want from this season is for the Heat to not win it all. If that happens then I'm happy. If Lakers win it somehow I'll be on could 9.
 
2012-03-15 04:45:20 PM

JohnBigBootay: ZMugg: If you say so.

?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TdZHffwOF8


Thank you for the lack of snark. Never saw that before.

Was honestly confused.
 
2012-03-15 04:48:36 PM
Kobe has never won a ring without D fish... bad move ?
 
2012-03-15 04:52:26 PM

IAmRight: Is his daughter okay? I remember the reason he had to go to LA was because they could better care for his daughter than Utah could.


And he swung that situation into a "I might retire" trade from Utah back to L.A. Hope that's all working out for him.
 
2012-03-15 04:55:25 PM

bradleez: So long, and thanks for all, Fish.


lh3.googleusercontent.com

Sees what you did there.
 
2012-03-15 05:02:52 PM
A lot of big moves going on at the deadline.

-----

The Blazers just fired Nate McMillan and have traded Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby. Looks like they're going full rebuild now.

Wallace is going to the Nets for Okur, Shawne Williams, and a protected 1st round pick. Camby is going to the Rockets for Jonny Flynn, Hasheem Thabeet, and a 2nd round pick.

-----

In a huge WTF trade, the Nuggets sent Nene to the Wizards for JaFail McGee and Ronny Turiaf. The Wizards also sent Nick Young to Clippers for Brian Cook and a 2nd round pick, I'm guessing as part of the same deal. I bet Nene is totally regretting re-signing in Denver this offseason.

-----

Stephen Jackson got sent from Golden State to the Spurs for Richard Hamilton and a 1st round pick. Good move for both sides here - the Spurs know what they can get out of Jackson since he was a big contributor on their 03 title team, and they get out of Jeffersons opt-in year on his contract. Golden State gets a guy who can still hit shots, and would probably work better in that system. They also get away from Jackson's negative recent history with the franchise.
 
2012-03-15 05:14:03 PM

coolio mack: A lot of big moves going on at the deadline.

-----

The Blazers just fired Nate McMillan and have traded Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby. Looks like they're going full rebuild now.

Wallace is going to the Nets for Okur, Shawne Williams, and a protected 1st round pick. Camby is going to the Rockets for Jonny Flynn, Hasheem Thabeet, and a 2nd round pick.

-----

In a huge WTF trade, the Nuggets sent Nene to the Wizards for JaFail McGee and Ronny Turiaf. The Wizards also sent Nick Young to Clippers for Brian Cook and a 2nd round pick, I'm guessing as part of the same deal. I bet Nene is totally regretting re-signing in Denver this offseason.

-----

Stephen Jackson got sent from Golden State to the Spurs for Richard Hamilton and a 1st round pick. Good move for both sides here - the Spurs know what they can get out of Jackson since he was a big contributor on their 03 title team, and they get out of Jeffersons opt-in year on his contract. Golden State gets a guy who can still hit shots, and would probably work better in that system. They also get away from Jackson's negative recent history with the franchise.


Funny, cause I don't see a single one.
 
2012-03-15 05:24:26 PM
D-Fish will always be a Laker, even if he's wearing another jersey. Scary thing, he was so garbage during the entire 2009/2010 season, but we don't win that game in Boston w/o D-Fish at the end. He was putrid for 99.999% of the season, and then wins one of the most important stretches in the Finals to get back home court. Unbelievable.
 
rka
2012-03-15 05:24:41 PM

coolio mack: In a huge WTF trade, the Nuggets sent Nene to the Wizards for JaFail McGee and Ronny Turiaf. The Wizards also sent Nick Young to Clippers for Brian Cook and a 2nd round pick, I'm guessing as part of the same deal. I bet Nene is totally regretting re-signing in Denver this offseason.


How is this WTF? It certainly isn't for Denver fans.

Nene is the softest player in the NBA. A marshmallow.

Tell me, why isn't Nene an easy 20pt 12rb player per game? Just look at him, should be a piece of cake. Especially this year with Melo and KMart gone.

Instead you get a career 12-7 player making $13 million/yr.
 
2012-03-15 05:33:18 PM
Nick Young on the Clippers??? The comedy potential is huge! Although the most historically Clipper-like active player is JaVale McGee. He just oozes Clipper basketball.
 
2012-03-15 05:40:08 PM

Trocadero: Nick Young on the Clippers??? The comedy potential is huge! Although the most historically Clipper-like active player is JaVale McGee. He just oozes Clipper basketball.


I am pissed because he is not going to be able to jack up as many shots as he did in DC. My fantasy team will suffer. We do not need to suffer any more than we are now.
 
2012-03-15 05:40:31 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I always figured Derek Fisher and Luke Walton would be impossible to trade because no one would want them.

Instead they dumped them both in one day.


laist.com

Jedi mind tricks.

Morpheses:
Daughter's doc was in NY, Utah released him so he could sign with a team closer to her treatment, so he signs with LA. Lulz.


The doctor had offices in both NY and LA. NY for the surgery and the LA office could handle the more frequent follow-up treatments.

But the last year of his contract is a player option so if he's that unhappy he could always opt out and look for a new contract or retire.
 
2012-03-15 05:52:36 PM

rka: coolio mack: In a huge WTF trade, the Nuggets sent Nene to the Wizards for JaFail McGee and Ronny Turiaf. The Wizards also sent Nick Young to Clippers for Brian Cook and a 2nd round pick, I'm guessing as part of the same deal. I bet Nene is totally regretting re-signing in Denver this offseason.

How is this WTF? It certainly isn't for Denver fans.

Nene is the softest player in the NBA. A marshmallow.

Tell me, why isn't Nene an easy 20pt 12rb player per game? Just look at him, should be a piece of cake. Especially this year with Melo and KMart gone.

Instead you get a career 12-7 player making $13 million/yr.


Then tell me why Denver went so hard to re-sign him. He turned down a 4 year/50m extension offer from them, but yet they came after him again with an even bigger deal. The guy has been there his whole career so they should've known what they had in him.

That in itself makes it a WTF.
 
2012-03-15 06:01:12 PM
I think the lack of oxygen will do JaVale good
 
2012-03-15 07:32:10 PM
Jack is back! Go Spurs Go!
 
2012-03-15 09:31:39 PM

IAmRight: Is his daughter okay? I remember the reason he had to go to LA was because they could better care for his daughter than Utah could.


Not to worry... i'm sure the Lakers owners asked Fisher if his daughter was ok before trading him away.
 
rka
2012-03-15 09:41:38 PM
Don't everyone rush out at once, but Greg Oden has been waived by the Blazers.
 
2012-03-15 09:46:31 PM

rka: Don't everyone rush out at once, but Greg Oden has been waived by the Blazers.


Over five seasons he played only 82 games. Even Bill Walton didn't play as few games over a similar span.
 
2012-03-15 09:53:22 PM

skinink: rka: Don't everyone rush out at once, but Greg Oden has been waived by the Blazers.

Over five seasons he played only 82 games. Even Bill Walton didn't play as few games over a similar span.


Liar, Bill Walton hasn't played ANY games in the past five seasons!
 
2012-03-15 10:25:12 PM

rka: Don't everyone rush out at once, but Greg Oden has been waived by the Blazers.


He'll get tons of attention before next season starts. Many teams would jump at the chance to bring him on their team to rehab him and try to get production out of him - especially at a low cost risk of a smaller contract. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see a few teams offer him the mini mid level exception (2 years/5 million).

Maybe he should go to the Suns and their vaunted training staff. They were the only people to keep Shaq and Grant Hill healthy.
 
2012-03-15 10:52:23 PM
=(

come back as an assistant coach please.
 
2012-03-15 10:54:14 PM

The Ghost of Tom Ace: coolio mack: A lot of big moves going on at the deadline.

-----

The Blazers just fired Nate McMillan and have traded Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby. Looks like they're going full rebuild now.

Wallace is going to the Nets for Okur, Shawne Williams, and a protected 1st round pick. Camby is going to the Rockets for Jonny Flynn, Hasheem Thabeet, and a 2nd round pick.

-----

In a huge WTF trade, the Nuggets sent Nene to the Wizards for JaFail McGee and Ronny Turiaf. The Wizards also sent Nick Young to Clippers for Brian Cook and a 2nd round pick, I'm guessing as part of the same deal. I bet Nene is totally regretting re-signing in Denver this offseason.

-----

Stephen Jackson got sent from Golden State to the Spurs for Richard Hamilton and a 1st round pick. Good move for both sides here - the Spurs know what they can get out of Jackson since he was a big contributor on their 03 title team, and they get out of Jeffersons opt-in year on his contract. Golden State gets a guy who can still hit shots, and would probably work better in that system. They also get away from Jackson's negative recent history with the franchise.

Funny, cause I don't see a single one.


Because only Dwight Howard counts as a big trade?
 
2012-03-15 11:40:37 PM
D Fish may play for other teams, but he's still a Laker. GL to him.
 
2012-03-16 12:27:47 AM
I guess the Lakers playoff run .....

(lowers sunglasses)

is in Session.


Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaahh!!
 
2012-03-16 02:42:39 AM
As a Rocket fan, I'm programmed to hate Fisher. How does he make our team better at all?
 
2012-03-16 07:16:31 AM

HaywoodJablonski: As a Rocket fan, I'm programmed to hate Fisher. How does he make our team better at all?


He will make a clutch 3 to send a game into overtime by the end of the year. He will also get beaten off the dribble by every fast PG in the league, every time. He's always been a good position defender (insert flop joke) but he's not fast enough to stay with a decently quick guard.

We got something for Luke Walton? Wow. He's been useless for like 4 years. Name another player in the league that is afraid to shoot.
 
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