The Los Angeles Lakers have shipped out veteran point guard Derek Fisher to the Houston Rockets along with first-round pick–via Dallas for power forward Jordan Hill.
In a separate deal, the Lakers have acquired point guard Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga of the Cleveland Cavaliers for Luke Walton, Jason Kapono and 2012 first-round draft pick(lottery protected).
The Lakers’ loss to the lowly Wizards isn’t causing panic. But it’s definitely got the Nation of Lakerland in an uproar, inside and out. The Lakers’ inability to win on the road where they are now 6-14 on the season is a huge black mark on their championship-caliber record.
Derek Fisher’s 3-pointer with just over three seconds left lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to a 73-70 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night at the Staples Center.
Derek Fisher works his way around the perimeter, hoisting jumpers in a solitary shooting drill at the Los Angeles Lakers’ quiet training complex.
Two of the Southland’s most popular NBA players are taking their game to the Beltway — for one night at least.
NBA owners and players are meeting again Thursday, hoping to reach a deal to end the lockout and very aware of the consequences if they fail.
NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal. No fear of Commissioner David Stern’s ultimatum, either.
Derek Fisher denied a rift in union leadership in a letter to NBA players Monday, telling them there have been “no side agreements, no side negotiations or anything close” with league officials.
Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant and his backcourt mate, National Basketball Players Association president Derek Fisher, are ready to accept a 50/50 split of Basketball-Related Income with the NBA’s owners. The NBPA’s official proposal as of Friday stood at 52.5 percent for the players.
Without a deal, Stern must decide whether to add more cancellations to the two weeks that have already been lost.
NBA Commissioner David Stern says he would consider it a failure if the owners and players don’t reach a deal to end the lockout in the next few days.
A person with knowledge of the plans says officials from the NBA and players’ association will meet Wednesday, less than a week after three days of talks with a federal mediator couldn’t produce a deal to end the lockout.
After 24 ½ hours of meetings with NBA owners and players over two days, George Cohen went to the only place someone hoping to cling to some shred of sanity would go.
JaVale McGee only acknowledged the inevitable Friday when the Washington Wizards center said a few NBA players are “ready to fold” in their contentious labor negotiations with the league.y
One day after the NBA announced that it was cancelling the first two weeks of the regular season after failed negotiations with the National Basketball Players Association, ESPN.com reports that the union has scheduled its next major meeting to discuss the state of affairs.