L.A. Times: Derek Fisher is happy to be back with the Lakers after signing a three-year deal worth $14 million Friday. But is Fisher’s signing enough to keep Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles?
The Lakers’ newest point guard, who was also their old point guard, doesn’t know.
“I hope that me returning and adding some familiarity to the situation, in terms of the triangle offense and just the feeling of camaraderie and family we established years ago, that it will help in his decision,” Fisher said. “I can’t say if it will — I hope so.”
Fisher, who was the starting point guard on the Lakers’ last two championship teams, said his decision to rejoin the Lakers was more about being in a city where his 1-year-old daughter Tatum could get treatment for a rare form of eye cancer than anything else — including playing with Bryant.
Fisher asked Utah to release him from his contract this month so he could move his family to a city where his daughter could receive specialized care. Utah released him, and he cleared waivers Thursday.