Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Derek Fisher is now an NBA free agent. He has played a key role in five of the Lakers’ championships with Kobe Bryant, the last one just the previous season. He has provided experience and maturity especially when Kobe and the others Lakers stars Pau Gasol, , Lamar Odom, Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum need leadership. Fisher’s clutch plays in the 2010 NBA Finals against the Celtics helped the Lakers overcome a 3-2 deficit and eventually capture the title in seven games.
Now that he is a free agent, he is reportedly meeting with the Miami Heat. This happened a day after LeBron James announced his move to the Miami Heat, joining Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade. With the big three players taking a pay cut just to play together for a championship run, Miami Is in a position to offer Fisher more than what the Lakers could.
Adding veteran point guard Derek Fisher to the Heat lineup should indicate that Pat Riley is dead serious at making a title run next NBA season.