The Houston Rockets continued an extremely active trade deadline shopping spree Thursday, acquiring Derek Fisher and a first-round pick from the LA Lakers for Jordan Hill:
Let's fix this: The Lakers have traded Derek Fisher and a 2012 first-round pick (via Dallas) for Jordan Hill, league sources tell Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 15, 2012
While Fisher is the big name in the trade, it's likely Houston's real interest was in the first-round pick, which the Lakers acquired from the Dallas Mavericks as a part of the Lamar Odom deal.
The Rockets were rumored to be shopping for first-rounders to take advantage of the 2012 draft, widely considered the deepest class of prospects since 2008 if not 2003.
Hill, a 2009 lottery pick of the New York Knicks, has never developed his game to match his athletic ability at 6'10 235, and he was made expendable by the acquisition of Marcus Camby earlier on Thursday.
Fisher, the president of the NBA Player's Association who helped win five championships in his time in LA, is one of the most respected players in the league, but at the age of 37, he's unlikely to get many minutes in Houston behind Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic.