March 19, 2012

OKC Thunder considering Derek Fisher?

Per,The Houston Rockets have finalized a buyout with former Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher.

"After much discussion and expressing their desire to welcome Derek to their team this season as well as the 2012-2013 season, the Houston Rockets and Derek have negotiated a buyout," Fisher's business manager Jamie Wior said in a statement late Sunday night.

Sources close to the situation told's Marc Stein that the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are still trying to fill the void created by Eric Maynor's season-ending knee injury, are deciding whether to register a formal bid for Fisher.

Sources say that the Los Angeles Clippers, by contrast, are not likely to try to sign Fisher, though they also have a need for a playoff-tested guard after Chauncey Billups' season-ending Achilles' tear and with Chris Paul carrying a heavy load.

Source: ESPN

Report: Kevin Durant hires new agent

Kevin Durant at 2012 All-Star Game
Per The Oklahoman, One month after parting ways with the only representation he's ever known, Kevin Durant landed with Rob Pelinka of California-based Landmark Sports Agency, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Oklahoman on Monday.

SportsBusiness Journal first reported the agreement, which as of Monday afternoon had yet to be signed and formally submitted to the National Basketball Player's Association but is being considered a done deal.

Pelinka is a prominent agent who also represents Thunder guard James Harden in addition to Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, Chicago's Carlos Boozer, Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala and New Jersey's Gerald Wallace among others.

Durant, who unexpectedly fired longtime agent Aaron Goodwin last month, was not available for comment Monday. “I really appreciate what the Goodwins did for me,” Durant said last month, “but it was time for me to move on.”


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