Derek Fisher To Meet With David Stern & The Top NBA News

Derek Fisher To Meet With David Stern & The Top NBA News

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Nov 2, 2010; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher (2) dribbles the ball during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Grizzlies 124-105. Photo via Newscom

Although the NBA season is only a month old, the players and league executives are already looking forward to next season.  Every knows about the possibility of a lock-out in the 2011-2012 NBA Season, and both the league and the players are trying to avoid it.   On Thursday, NBA Commissioner David Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver will meet with National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter and NBPA president Derek Fisher on Thursday.  The men will sit down will try to settle the collective bargaining agreement issue in the NBA.  The ultimate goal is for both parties to come to equal grounds on the players’ salaries, and avoid a possible lockout.

Derek Fisher will meet with several League Executives to discuss the collective bargaining agreement: ESPN Los Angeles: Dave McMenamin

The Latest on the Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers Center Andrew Bynum has delayed his return to the courts.  Bynum is scheduled to practice around Thanksgiving, but will most likely start playing regular season games around Christmas time. [ESPN Los Angeles: Land O’ Lakers]

The Los Angeles Lakers lost the 2004 NBA Finals to the Detroit Pistons, and neither the team nor Kobe Bryant has forgotten that experience.  Last night, the Lakers and Kobe had the opportunity to get their “revenge” on the Pistons. Although it was a regular season game, Kobe used that Finals loss as motivation in last night’s victory. [Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog: Lakers Blog]

Ron Artest wants to play in the National Football League (NFL) after his NBA career is over, “God willing,” said Ron Artest. [Yahoo! Sports NBA]

Los Angeles Lakers’ rookies Derrick Caracter and Devin Ebanks were given playing time in last night’s blow-out victory against the Pistons, and the two rookies seized their opportunities. [Los Angeles Times]

Dime Magazine ranked the back-court of Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant as the fifth best in the league. [Dime Magazine]

The Los Angeles Lakers (10-2) beat the Detroit Pistons (4-8) last night in the Palace of Auburn Hills, 103-90.  Lakers Nation’s Daniel Buerge provides us with a complete recap of the game. [LakersNation]

The Latest on the NBA

Make sure to vote for your favorite players for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. [NBA.com]

Although Utah Jazz Forward/Center Paul Millsap is having perhaps his best season, he was not placed on the 2011 NBA All-Star Game ballot. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Utah Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan will miss two games due to the funeral services of a family member. [ESPN.com NBA]

Boston Celtics’ and NBA legend Bill Russell, will receive the 2010 Medal of Freedom—the Nation’s highest civilian honor.  President Barack Obama choose Russell as one of the fifteen recipients of the honor. [Hoopsnotes]

The New Jersey Nets will “probably” trade Center Troy Murphy. [Hoopsnotes]

Greg Oden will miss another season due to an injury, the Portland Trail Blazer had knee surgery that will sideline him for the remainder of the season. [Sporting News NBA]

If the NBA is locked-out next season, the NBA Developmental League will still be operating. [ESPN.com NBA]

NBA Results for November 17th, 2010

Miami Heat-123 (7-4) Phoenix Suns-96 (6-5) -F

Toronto Raptors-94 (3-9) Philadelphia 76ers-86 (2-10) -F

Boston Celtics-114 (9-2) Washington Wizards-83 (3-7) -F

Los Angeles Lakers-103 (10-2) Detroit Pistons-90 (4-8) -F

Minnesota Timberwolves-113 (4-9) Los Angeles Clippers-111 (1-11) -F

New Orleans Hornets-99 (9-1) Dallas Mavericks-97 (7-3) -F

Oklahoma City Thunder-116 (7-4) Houston Rockets-99 (3-8) -F

Utah Jazz-98 (8-4) New Jersey Nets-88 (4-7) -F

San Antonio Spurs- 103 (9-1) Chicago Bulls-94 (6-4) -F

New York Knicks- 113 (4-8) Sacramento Kings-106 (3-7) -F

NBA Schedule for November 18th, 2010

Los Angeles Clippers (1-11) at Indiana Pacers (4-5) – 7:00 P.M. EST/ 4:00 P.M. PST- NBA League Pass

Phoenix Suns (6-5) at Orlando Magic (7-3) – TNT- 8:00 P.M. EST/ 5:00 P.M. PST

Denver Nuggets (6-5) at Portland Trail Blazers (7-5) – TNT- 10:30 P.M. EST/ 7:30 P.M. PST