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Ramon Sessions: A Potential Game Changer for Lakers

After four games of observing the newly acquired point guard, we have a gauge of what Ramon Sessions can do for the Los Angeles Lakers, and what we can expect from him going forward. We can expect a quick guard who can create shots for himself, but can also drive into the lane and break down defenses en route to setting up his teammates. He showed flashes of this at the beginning of the fourth quarter durin ...

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In Crunch Situations with Derek Fisher it’s Simply “This is What I Do”

Derek Fisher did it again. With the Lakers in need of some late game heroics, Fisher did not hesitate to provide his services. He gave the Lakers nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter; the last three coming via a pass from Kobe Bryant to drain a 26-foot three pointer with 3.1 seconds left to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Dallas Mavericks, 73-70. At 37 years-old, Fisher is towards the end of his ...

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How to Realistically Solve the Lakers’ Point Guard Issue

A ton of critics are speculating that the Lakers will need to acquire a younger, more athletic point guard via trade. Deron Williams is the big name that is being urged for general manager Mitch Kupchak and owner Jerry Buss to acquire. This would indeed be more than pleasing to Laker fans as Williams' star power and great abilities at the point guard position would not only solve the current position proble ...

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Deep Three Fishin’: Lakers top Dallas on Fisher’s Three

Staples Center had a familiar aura Monday night. Tons of celebrities were present, Lamar Odom checked in off the bench to a standing ovation by the Lakers' sold out arena, and Derek Fisher hit yet another dagger three point shot to hoist the Los Angeles Lakers (10-5) over the defending champion Dallas Mavericks (8-6). The only differences were the absence of Phil Jackson sitting on his throne, a fluid offen ...

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Derek Fisher: Numbers Mean Nothing

It hasn't been a pretty season for Derek Fisher. Though his assists have been up, his scoring had dipped to a paltry 4.3 ppg coming into Monday night, his lowest average since his rookie season. Likewise, his shooting has been, how shall I put it, horrific. Besides being 4-20 from the three-point line Fisher was shooting a career low .338 from the field before the Lakers' matchup with the Mavs. And let's no ...

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Consistency Is Key For Lakers’ Guard Steve Blake

Kobe’s shooting like it’s 2006 and he’s ready to bring the Larry O’Brien trophy back to Los Angeles. Andrew Bynum has played with more spring in his step than when he spun past Shaquille’ O’Neal during his rookie season and Lakers fans all around began to notice the fighter in Bynum. The Lakers are playing well, and with their thrilling overtime victory against the Utah Jazz it seems as if the team is findi ...

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An Open Letter to Derek Fisher

Dear Mr. Fisher, You’ve always been a favorite amongst the citizens of Lakers Nation for your quintessential professionalism on and off the court. You’ve provided us with countless memories, from the 0.4 heave to sink the Spurs to the recent fourth quarter outburst in Game 3 of the 2010 Finals. Despite everything you’ve accomplished, ending this lockout may be the most difficult thing you’ve ever had to do ...

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CP3 could be the Answer for the Lakers

The Lakers front office will be scurrying to build another championship team with various trades and resign agreements during the offseason. Fortunately, they already have the core pieces for another championship at the positions of shooting guard, forward, power forward, and center. Notice anything missing? The Lakers are in dire need of an effective and consistent point guard to lead them back to the NBA ...

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Coaching in Fisher’s Future?

It is safe to say that Derek Fisher has already made a lasting impact on the Los Angeles Lakers.  His performance and leadership on the court equally matches his character and influence off the court.  Even though Fish has never been the first, second, or even third go to guy on the team, he is responsible for one of the toughest and most crucial positions in the game: team captain (shared with Kobe Bryant) ...

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Weekly Laker Limelight: Derek Fisher

Over the final six weeks of the season we’ll examine each player on the Lakers’ roster and discuss what their contributions will mean during the playoffs as the Lakers aim for a three-peat. We’ll cover one starter each week and then discuss the bench unit collectively. Last week we looked at the ever-controversial Ron Artest, this week we’ll focus on the veteran point guard, Derek Fisher. Fisher is a player ...

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