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Caught in the Web: Detailing Derek Fisher's trip to Miami

July 11, 2010 | 11:31 am

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-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner report that the Miami Heat want Derek Fisher to be their starting point guard. But it remains unclear how much they could pay him.

-- The Times' Mark Heisler argues that as LeBron James has taken heat for "The Decision," Kobe Bryant's reputation has improved.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky talk about the "Super Team" in their latest podcast.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin and Ramona Shelburne report the Heat are willing to hold off other offers until Fisher makes a decision. They also report the Lakers have made a second offer to Fisher that's worth more than the one-year, $2.5-million offer that they originally proposed.

-- Fox Sports West's Matt Smith believes the Lakers are still the NBA title favorites.

-- The Daily News' Elliott Teaford reports that the Minnesota Timberwolves are also interested in Fisher.

-- The South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman reports that "there is an expectation from all sides that Fisher will wind up back with the Lakers after this well-publicized dalliance, which likely will wind up as nothing more than a bid to drive up his value."

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius shares some thoughts on Summer League.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore believes Fisher's meeting with Miami served as nothing more than a negotiating tactic.

Tweet of the Day: "Did Wade say the best trio ever? That would require, at minimum, for Bosh to be a Hall of Famer like Worthy Magic, Kareem" -- daldridgetnt (NBA TV's David Aldridge)

Reader Comment of the Day: "Miami is praying the Lakers blow Fishers free agency. They want him badly. He's one of their missing pieces, and know if they sign him, they weaken the Lakers as well. Kobe is demanding we keep Fisher and emphatically stating we MUST have him to win again. Nothing wrong with debating his worth. Wanting him to go is silly." -- Fatty

--Mark Medina

Follow the L.A. Times Lakers blog on Twitter: twitter.com/latmedina. E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com.

Photo: Free agent guard Derek Fisher met with Miami Heat team owner Micky Arison and team President Pat Riley at a posh South Beach hotel Saturday Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images.


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