Monday , Aug , 23 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Derek Fisher and Steve Blake perfect duo for Lakers

The Lakers signed guard Steve Blake this summer, an addition that will likely help give veteran Derek Fisher some rest. Andy Kamenetzky of ESPNLosAngeles.com writes that the Lakers may have finally found an option to start over Fisher.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The Los Angeles Lakers are expecting Derek Fisher to pass the baton to Steve Blake.
 
After all, Fisher is in his late thirties. Blake is an established pro, with a reputation for tenacity, intelligence, and feistiness.
 
Problem is, D-Fish’ is a purple-and-gold cult hero, defying age with clutch shots and heady play.
 
For instance, Jordan Farmar and Javaris Crittenton were tabbed to replace the veteran. Both are with different teams, while Fisher – after much outcry – was re-signed this summer. 
 
Blake is a different breed, though. In December of 2007, he turned the Portland Trail Blazers’ season around by participating in a practice that was more like Fight Club. He’s also been known to train with MMA fighters.
 
Look for Blake to learn from and eventually replace Fisher. Like B.J. Armstrong replacing John Paxson, and Derek Fisher replacing Ron Harper, there will soon be a new lead guard in Phil Jackson’s triple-post system.

And the world champion Lakers will only get stronger after this well-thought out transition.

–Oly Sandor.

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