Derek Fisher Reportedly Reaches Buyout Agreement With Houston Rockets

Fisher will likely find a home soon as a free agent once he clears waivers.

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Derek Fisher Reportedly Reaches Buyout Agreement With Houston Rockets

The move that was predicted a couple of days ago has now come through with the report from Adrian Wojnarowski that Derek Fisher has reached a buyout agreement with the Houston Rockets. His surprising trade to the resulted in the Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen predicting this would happen, but it took a few days to come to fruition. Now Fisher should have his freedom.

Yahoo! Sports’ Wojnarowski writes, “Fisher will likely have a deal with a contender soon. A new rule in the collective bargaining agreement doesn’t allow him to get bought out after a trade and re-sign with the Lakers this season. Fisher had a $3.4 million player option on his 2012-13 contract.”

Fisher is a 15-year NBA veteran who had started every game this season for the L.A. Lakers before the trade. Is it possible he goes back to Los Angeles? Expect something to happen soon enough as teams try to bolster their roster for the stretch run before the playoffs.

For up-to-date information on the Rockets, check out The Dream Shake.

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NBA Trade Rumors: Kevin Martin Says Mention Of His Unhappiness Is 'Inappropriate'

Kevin Martin says he and the Houston Rockets make a happy pair. Unfortunately, rumors to the contrary are swirling and have the Rockets possibly looking to ship their star guard.

Specifically, Martin went on record about this report saying he was unhappy. Martin, who is averaging 18 points per game this season, says that’s just not true. Not only this, but it’s damaging to the team.

“I think it’s an inappropriate article,” Martin told the Houston Chronicle. “A writer must be starving for attention. He’s not going to bring a distraction around our team. I’m the team’s leading scorer, and we’re in the playoff hunt. I don’t understand how I could not be happy about that. Basically, he’s just making it up. Individually and team-wise, we’re doing pretty well.”

For now the Rockets are doing well and should not look to break anything up unless the deal is too good to pass on. They are 20-14 and an unexpected third place in the Southwest. If the team starts to slip or someone really wants Martin in a deal, things could change. For now, don’t believe everything you read.

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