LeBron James, Alex Caruso
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Derek Fisher won five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. He currently works as the head coach of the WNBA side the Los Angeles Sparks.

After the Lakers won their seventeenth championship this season, Fisher was asked if any of the players of the current roster reminds him of himself. The first name that came to his mind was Alex Caruso.

He is the type of player who does a lot of things on the court that are not necessarily reflected on the statsheet, per Fisher.

Another name that Fisher mentioned was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. According to him, KCP adds a lot of value to the Lakers.

Per Ryan Ward of Lakers Daily:

RW: What player, if any, on this Lakers championship team reminds you of yourself?

Derek Fisher: That’s a good question. Probably Alex Caruso. I think a guy that doesn’t do a lot of things that always jump off the stat sheet, but has become so valuable to the team for what he does. I think of guys like KCP (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope), that again the nights where maybe he doesn’t shoot it as well or fans have a lot to say about whether KCP is this or that, but he’s proven himself to be a guy that brings a lot of value to the Lakers. He had a really good playoff run and Finals run. Those are the two guys that kind of come to mind in terms of their role and what they were able to help the team get accomplished based on who they are.