Lakers Rumors & News Recap: Searching for Derek Fisher

Since the start of free agency, Derek Fisher was given options, 29 of them to exact. He could have gone to any NBA team but not back to the Lakers.

According to reports today, what was once thought an impossibility may become reality. With the rules in the new CBA stipulating that Fisher was unable to return to the Lakers until a year after he was traded, the veteran waiting until March 15, 2013 to sign with his former team seemed like a stretch to say the least. But, Fisher has been told by the league office that he has been eligible to re-sign with the Lakers since July 1. At his age, no matter where he goes, Fisher will likely be signing a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum.

But would it be in the best interest of the Lakers to snatch him up? Lakers Nation Editor in Chief Daniel Buerge doesn’t seem to think so. Listing age as the number one reason why not, Buerge accounts how just because Fisher is familiar, it doesn’t mean he’s a good option.

Included in his post are tweets from LN’s number of fans eager to explain why the PG is or isn’t a good idea. See if something you said made it into Daniel’s article.

The Lakers play tonight against the Jazz at 7pm. Get the pre-game report here.

LN has brought you some fun today with the top Kobe Bryant highlight video mixes. If you are a fan of the Mamba, this post features eight videos that will bring back a lot of memories.

More of a Howard fan? Lakers Nation also has something for you. LN compiled a photo gallery of Dwight throughout the years. It’s really cool to see how much the big man has changed, especially in those shoulders!

Got a burning question? Want to chat with the LN staff? How about keep in touch with other Lakers fans? Then hit up the Lakers Nation Forums and start connecting!

Lakers Nation News

Top Kobe Bryant Highlight Video Mixes

Aging Derek Fisher Not The Answer To Lakers’ Questions

Lakers vs. Jazz Pre-Game Report: Lakers Aim for Revenge vs. Utah

Dwight Howard NBA Photo Gallery: Through the Years

Video: Outside the Huddle – Kobe Sounds Off on Facebook

Lakers News: Derek Fisher Officially Eligible to Sign with the Lakers

Lakers News

Bottoms Up: Building The Strongest Roster Possible [Forum Blue and Gold]

Antwan Jamison has High Expectations [LA Times]

Metta World Peace Rounding Into Form [Basketblog]

Dwight Howard to Sit Out Preseason Game vs. Utah Jazz [ESPN LA]

Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Lakers Media Guide 10/16/12 [SLC Dunk]

Lakers Most Concerned About Health Entering 2012-13 Season [Lakers Now]

Derek Fisher Back to the Lakers? It Could Happen [Lakers Blog]

Lakers Positional Preview: Power Forwards [Silver Screen and Roll]

Five things to Take from Lakers’ 99-86 Loss to Utah Jazz [OC Register]

With Full Training Camp, Mike Brown Going Slower with Lakers [ProBasketballTalk]

Contract Issues Will Not Keep Derek Fisher From Returning to Lakers [SB Nation]

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers – Player Focus Randy Foye [SLC Dunk]

Monday’s Practice Scrimmage [Lakers]

Lakers Still Searching Bench for Answers [OC Register]

Fisher Free to Return to Lakers Now [True Hoop]

Jazz vs. Lakers: Game Time, TV Schedule and More [SB Nation]

Around The World (Wide Web): Mike Brown’s Approach, Kobe’s Leadership, & Bench Play [Forum Blue and Gold]

NBA News

The Association: Brooklyn Nets [NBA]

2012-2013 Clipper Player Previews: Lamar Odom [Silver Screen and Roll]

Miami Heat Bringing Rashard Lewis Along Slowly [ProBasketballTalk]

Another’ Knee Injection For Bynum? [NBA]

Kyrylo Fesenko Promises to Never Stop Joking [The Basketball Jones]

Deron Williams of Brooklyn Nets Rips A.J. Price of Washington Wizards [ESPN NY]

Mavs’ Nowitzki Misses Game Against Rockets [NBA]

2012-13 NBA Blog Previews – This Time, No Lockout! [Hardwood Hype]

New Celtic Jason Terry Already Hates Heat, Lakers [ProBasketballTalk]

How the Celtics, Lakers, and the Rest of the League Are Responding to Their Rival [Grantland]

With Duncan in Place, Spurs Hope Consistency Pays Off [NBA]

Kevin Garnett explains his terrible nicknames [The Basketball Jones]

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