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Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher holds the Larry O'Brien championship trophy after the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals basketball series in Los Angeles, California June 17, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Besides Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher is the other “main man” on the Lakers team.  He is the emotional leader for the Lakers and is not afraid to take the big shot.  Fisher has helped the Lakers in the post season by hitting game winners or key three pointers.  However, Derek Fisher is getting old and does not have a lot of gas left in his tank.  The Lakers signed Steve Blake in order to rest Fisher but still keep a capable point guard on the floor.  As the 2010-2011 season gets underway, don’t expect Derek Fisher to play over 30 minutes.

Limited minutes expected for Derek Fisher: Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog

The Latest on the Lakers

The Champs have arrived! Check out the photos of the Lakers landing in London and embarking their European journey. [Lakers.com BasketBlog]

Laker fans get ready to purchase your individual game tickets, but be warned— tickets will be extremely difficult to obtain. [OC Register]

Lamar Odom had been a very successful man over the past few years.  He has won two NBA titles, a FIBA gold medal and he has married a celebrity. [OC Register]

Even though Kobe Bryant is still recovering from his injuries, he will participate in the European games.  Fans in London and Barcelona have paid good money in order to see Kobe, and he won’t let them down. [Hoopsnotes]

The Latest on the NBA

At first the Nets, Bulls and Knicks were the only teams trying to acquire Carmelo Anthony, but a new team has entered the picture.  Let’s just say championship-hungry Chris Paul has a big smile on his face. [Dime Magazine]

Wizards forward Al Thornton was hit by a car, but did not get injured. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Eddy Curry claims that LeBorn James never asked him about the Knicks while he was pondering his future. [Hoopsnotes]

Andrew Bogut has been cleared to play in exhibition games, after his dreadful fall last year. [Slam Magazine]

The Orlando Magic pick up the team-option on Ryan Anderson. [ESPN.com]

Charles Barkley has done many “stupid” things in his life, but he believes LeBron James had done something even more “stupid.” [Slam Magazine]

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