Riley Trying to Reel in Fisher
ESPN – Lakers free agent point guard Derek Fisher has a meeting scheduled with Miami Heat president Pat Riley on Saturday, according to a source close to the situation. Fisher’s preference remains to re-sign with the Lakers, but he feels the need to explore his options and listen to Riley’s pitch after the Heat landed free agents LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Mike Miller this week.
According to a source, negotiations between Fisher and the Lakers have remained positive and the team has put an offer on the table that was stronger than what’s been previously reported (one year, $2.5 million). Fisher returned from a trip to China on Wednesday, but he’s had several conversations with both Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and Riley.