MSNBC: Derek Fisher is interested in playing with the New York Knicks because he could be near his ill daughter, the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Wednesday.
But a return to the Los Angeles Lakers is more likely, Fisher’s agent, Mark Bartelstein said, the newspaper reported.
Fisher’s 11-month-old daughter has been undergoing treatments at a New York hospital for retiniblastoma, a cancerous tumor in her eye.
The Utah Jazz agreed to release Fisher from his contract Monday so he can concentrate on finding the best care for his daughter, Tatum.
Bartelstein spoke to Knicks assistant general manager Glen Grunwald on Tuesday, the Star-Ledger reported.
The chances of Fisher joining the Knicks aren’t too good because the team has 17 players under contract and is set at guard, the newspaper reported.
“It’s all very preliminary,” Bartelstein said, the Star-Ledger reported. “Obviously, Derek would have a lot of interest in New York.”