Video: Mitch Kupchak Discusses Trading Derek Fisher

Following the Lakers’ trade of long-time point guard Derek Fisher on Thursday afternoon, team general manager Mitch Kupchak held a press conference to discuss the moves. Kupchak spoke about the decision to move Fisher, and that it wasn’t an easy decision.

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Kupchak also mentioned the acquisition of Ramon Sessions, and discussed how he helps the Lakers. Sessions provides the team with speed and quickness that Fisher didn’t have.

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While trading Fisher was a hard decision, Kupchak mentioned that his desire to remain a starter would have created problems after the acquisition of Sessions.

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