After being traded to the Houston Rockets from the Los Angeles Lakers, Derek Fisher agreed to a buyout with his new team, and is now a free agent. Would he make sense for Miami to pick up? When LeBron James was asked about it on Monday, he said “One thing you know about Derek Fisher is that he’s a winner; he’s not afraid of the moment and he’s won multiple championships.”
While that is true, the Lakers just got rid of Fisher because he was incapable of running the point guard spot. Mario Chalmers has played his best basketball this season, being one of the best 3-point shooters in the league and committing less turnovers. And, Norris Cole, has been more than a pleasant surprise. He has had some big games and provides a spark and energy that Fisher just doesn’t have anymore.
The Heat would be wasting their time if they brought Fisher to Miami. He would just be a distraction on an already personality-heavy team. Let him jump onto another bandwagon, but there is no way the Heat would just let him jump onto this one. He no longer bring value to a team besides leadership, and you can only lead so much when you are sitting on the end of the bench.