LOS ANGELES (AP) - Derek Fisher says he's staying with the Los
The veteran point guard announced Monday in a statement on his
website that he'll re-sign with the Lakers.
The five-time NBA champion entertained offers from other teams
as a free agent, including a recent conversation with the Miami
Heat. He decided not to leave the franchise where he has spent 11
of his 14 NBA seasons.
Fisher started all 82 games last season, averaging 7.5 points
and 2.5 assists. He raised his game in the postseason, averaging
10.3 points to help the Lakers win their second straight title.
Los Angeles lost free agent Jordan Farmar to New Jersey on
Monday, but signed Steve Blake last week. Blake likely will share
playing time with Fisher.