Derek Fisher has signed a new contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Signing Fisher could certainly help add depth to Oklahoma City and the team has the added benefit that he played for them in the postseason last year. According to a report from late Sunday (Feb. 24), fisher is signed through the remainder of the 2013 NBA season.
The reason that Oklahoma City has room to bring on Fisher is that the team traded Eric Maynor right before the NBA trade deadline. Fisher had been playing with the Dallas Mavericks this season, but he ended up getting released after suffering a knee injury back in December. That gave any other team in the league a shot at picking up the veteran for the stretch.
Last season, Fisher played 20 games for the team, averaging 20.4 minutes and 4.9 points per game in the second half. He was averaging 25.4 minutes and 8.6 points per game through the first nine games for the Mavericks this season. What Fisher brings with him, is a lot of postseason experience that is going to help this team as the playoffs begin.
Signing Derek Fisher to a new contract actually makes a lot of sense for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played in 20 games for them in last year's playoffs, averaging 22.3 minutes and 6.3 points per game. He will have the chance to play those same minutes this season and possibly deep into the Western Conference Playoffs again.
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