The Derek Fisher deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder brings him back to the NBA. Fisher signed a one-year deal with Oklahoma City, giving the team a good replacement for Eric Maynor on the roster. According to a report from Monday (Feb. 25), Fisher was available after getting released by the Dallas Mavericks earlier in the season. Fisher had suffered a knee injury and Dallas didn't want him to hold a roster slot while he went through recovery.
While the impact of Fisher in fantasy basketball leagues won't be felt across the board, he definitely brings something to the table in deeper leagues. Last season with the Thunder, Fisher averaged just over 20 minutes per game. That allowed him to average 4.9 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists a night. Those numbers almost doubled in the postseason, as Fisher saw his value for the team grow even further.
Now this newest Derek Fisher deal isn't to make him a star for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but rather to give the team a nice three-point threat that also can play point guard when Russell Westbrook is getting a breather. He brings good fantasy basketball value in three-pointers and free throw percentage, with the possibility that he could put up around 7-10 points per game. Now those numbers are best suited for deeper leagues, but he could definitely add a lot of value down the stretch.
If OKC goes through any injuries, Fisher could see even more playing time.
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