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Rockets waive former Lakers guard Fisher

Posted Mar 19 2012 7:28PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have waived point guard Derek Fisher, less than a week after acquiring him in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Houston picked up a 2012 first-round pick from the Lakers and sent Jordan Hill to L.A. in the deal. Jamie Wior, Fisher's representative, said in an e-mail that Fisher and the Rockets have negotiated a buyout of his contract, due to expire this season.

Wior said Fisher's "desire to win a sixth championship is what drives him and will continue to drive him as he moves forward."

The Rockets are thin at point guard with Kyle Lowry still recovering from a bacterial infection, and Jonny Flynn dealt to Portland in a separate trade last week. Goran Dragic has started the last six games for the Rockets.

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