OKC Thunder to sign Derek Fisher again

Dec 14, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Dallas Mavericks guard Derek Fisher (6) during their game against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Mavericks 95-74. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly reached a deal to sign veteran point guard Derek Fisher.

 

Fisher, 38, has not been playing this season and only played nine games with the Dallas Mavericks in total this year.

Fisher was of course signed by the Thunder around the same time last season after being traded by the Los Angeles Lakers and then waived by the Houston Rockets.

Fisher was a big part of the Thunder’s playoff run last season playing 22.3 minutes per game in the playoffs for OKC and averaging 6.3 points and 1.3 assists per game.

Fisher shot just 31.4 percent from three in the regular season last year but upped that number to 37.5 percent in the playoffs.

Fisher was brought on last year because of the injury to Eric Maynor that kept him sidelined for most of the season.

Rookie Reggie Jackson wasn’t cutting it as the backup point guard last year so Fisher stepped into that role.

Jackson has been much better this season and it seems unlikely that Fisher will begin playing instead of Jackson right away, if ever.

Fisher will still bring value to this team with his veteran leadership and locker room presence.

Topics: Derek Fisher, Oklahoma City Thunder

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