UALR alum Derek Fisher will resign with Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Derek Fisher says he's staying with the Los

Angeles Lakers.

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.