SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ Utah Jazz guard Derek Fisher has been
released from his contract today to care for his ten-month-old
daughter, who has cancer.
Fisher and his wife said they needed time to search for the best
treatment for their daughter, Tatum. He says he doesn't have plans
to retire and would enjoy playing the game but added basketball is
not a priority.
Fisher at times fought exhaustion trying to balance basketball
and his daughter's welfare. Two months ago, he spent a day at a New
York hospital before flying back to Utah for a Western Conference
semifinal game against the Golden State Warriors.
Tatum was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her left eye. The
danger is that it could spread to her brain or the rest of her
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