Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said today he plans to meet with Derek Fisher’s agent, Rob Pelinka, as soon as this weekend or perhaps early next week in an attempt to negotiate a new contract for the veteran point guard.
“I think with Derek, we’ll sit down,” Kupchak said. “I don’t think he wants to go anywhere and I don’t think we want him to go anywhere. So there’s a hope that you sit down and you work something out, and I believe that will happen.”
A source close to Fisher indicated numerous media reports were incorrect in reporting that the Lakers had made a one-season, $2.5 million offer to Fisher. No offer has been made, the source said. Fisher has been contacted by several other teams, however.
Kupchak also said he hasn’t met face-to-face with any outside free agents and he declined to comment on an Internet story that reported the Lakers were interested in signing free agent shooting guard Mike Miller.