The Lakers have brought back guard Derek Fisher on a three year, $14 million dollar contract. Fisher decided to return to Los Angeles as the city has hospitals that can care for his daughter’s rare form of cancer. He played in 82 games (61 starts) with the Utah Jazz and he averaged 27.9 minutes, 10.1 points, 1.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steal per game. He shot 38.2% from the floor, 30.8% from the three point line and 85.3% from the free throw line.
Fisher has now played in 782 NBA games (351 starts) and he has averaged 8.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He has hit 39.7% of his shots from the floor, 36.8% from the three point line and 80.3% from the free throw line. The Lakers hope that the addition of Fisher will quiet Kobe Bryant down about leaving as Fisher is a friend of Kobe’s. He also is a slighty better player than Smush Parker is.