Derek Fisher Set To Sign With The Oklahoma City Thunder

Jun 21, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Derek Fisher (37) shoots over Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers (15) during the fourth quarter in game five in the 2012 NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

After playing 9 games earlier this season with the Dallas Mavericks before a nagging knee injury led to the two sides agreeing to part ways, it seems that veteran point guard Derek Fisher is making his way back to the NBA.

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Fisher and the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed on a deal for the rest of the season.


The 38 year-old Fisher also finished out last season with the Thunder. In 20 playoff games, he averaged 6 points and 1.3 assists.

After trading Eric Maynor to the Portland Trail Blazers on deadline day, it seems that the Thunder would like a security blanket for their young back-up point guard Reggie Jackson. With an extra roster spot to fill, picking up Fisher makes sense, because of his experience with the team last year and his veteran leadership.

At this point in his career, not much can be expected from Fisher. With Jackson getting most of the minutes at the back-up point guard spot, Fisher will probably see minimal minutes. He does have championship experience however, and will be a good addition to a young roster.