Lakers Trade Derek Fisher to Houston Rockets

Veteran NBA guard, Derek Fisher, has been traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Houston Rockets in exchange for forward Jordan Hill, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Derek Fisher traded by Los Angeles Lakers to Houston Rockets on March 15, 2012.

CBS News reported that Fisher’s departure Thursday for Houston and Ramon Sessions’ arrival from Cleveland made the Lakers younger and faster at point guard, their weakest position.

General manager Mitch Kupchak said, “It’s hard to put into words what he’s meant to this organization, on the court and off the court. It’s one of the hardest parts of the job that a general manager has, separating the emotions of a relationship you’ve had. … We think Ramon will make an immediate impact. Despite Derek’s presence, we felt that we needed more speed and more quickness in the backcourt.”

Huffington Post reports:

A person familiar with the deal says the Houston Rockets have acquired center Marcus Camby from Portland and Derek Fisher and a 2012 first-round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers in separate trades.

The Rockets are sending point guard Jonny Flynn, center Hasheem Thabeet and a second-round pick to the Trail Blazers and forward Jordan Hill to the Lakers. The person spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.

As of 2011, Fisher had played in 209 career playoff games, the fourth highest total in NBA history. He ranks second all time in NBA Finals three-pointers made, behind former teammate Robert Horry. He has the highest three-point field goal percentage in NBA Finals history (42.6%). The NBA listed his “0.4 Shot” as the 18th-greatest playoff moment of all time.

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