The former Lakers point guard plays his first game with Oklahoma City and says 'he's excited about this team and the potential that they have.'
By Broderick Turner
March 21, 2012, 11:04 p.m.
With 1 minute 42 seconds left in the first quarter Wednesday night, Derek Fisher checked into the game as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder to play against the Clippers.
He had spent 12-plus seasons of his 16-year career with the Lakers over two stints, winning five NBA championships.
Fisher was traded March 15 by the Lakers to the Houston Rockets, something Fisher said surprised him. He worked a buyout from the Rockets and signed a free-agent contract with the Thunder after he cleared waivers.
Fisher said it wasn't about "what went wrong and why it happened," but about moving on and trying to help the Thunder win.