Can Cleveland get a deal done with Derek Fisher
CLEVELAND– After forging a career as a five-time champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, veteran guard Derek Fisher is now a gun-for-hire.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer states that although the Cavaliers have yet to go on the record in regards to Fisher that they do want him.
Fisher turns 38-this year. It made sense for him to post up with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season as they are built for a title run.
As the head of the NBA Players Association and a man with a lot of money collecting dust, Fisher would seemingly be more apt to either re-up with the Thunder, or head to other interested situations such as the reloading Nets or Chicago.
The Nets are surging right now having re-signed Deron Williams and traded with Atlanta for Joe Johnson. It would surprise no one if they became a force within the Eastern Conference.
Chicago will always be in the title picture even as they fight off injuries to their key stars. Fisher could walk into the Windy City and make their deep roster become even deeper.
Nothing against the Cavaliers but they don’t seem to offer “Fish” much except for money and the ability to mentor rising stars such as Kyrie Irving.
If this was two years from now, it could make sense. But in the now, Fisher to Cleveland feels like cocktail talk.