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Derek Fisher Spotted In OKC With Thunder GM Sam Presti

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Mar 14, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Derek Fisher (2) dribbles upcourt against the New Orleans Hornets in the second half of their game at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 14, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Derek Fisher (2) dribbles upcourt against the New Orleans Hornets in the second half of their game at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-US PRESSWIRE

(SB Nation Kansas City, Jonathan Tjarks) It's looking increasingly likely that the Oklahoma City Thunder will win the sweepstakes for former LA Lakers PG Derek Fisher, who was bought out by the Houston Rockets after being part of a trade deadline deal.

According to a report from NBA.com, Fisher was spotted with Sam Presti and members of the Thunder front office at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport. He is reportedly close to finalizing terms on a deal with Oklahoma City.

The Thunder have been looking for a backup PG ever since Eric Maynor tore his ACL earlier in the season, thrusting Royal Ivey and first-round pick Reggie Jackson in that role.

Fisher, the president of the NBAPA, brings championship experience from his time with the Lakers and is one of the most widely respected players in the NBA.

However, at the age of 37, it looked like his tank was empty in the first part of the season with LA, averaging 5.9 points and 3.3 assists on 38% shooting. Fisher does, however, have a knack for hitting big shots in the playoffs and brings a wealth of championship experience. He would also be helpful to the Thunder in a possible playoff meeting against the Lakers.

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