On Thursday, the Mavs let go of veteran big man Troy Murphy to create a roster spot for Derek Fisher.
The Dallas Mavericks waived Troy Murphy on Thursday to make room for recently-acquired Derek Fisher, according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears.
Murphy, a 12th-year veteran out of Notre Dame, averaged 4.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Mavericks in 2012, while playing a little more than 18 minutes per contest. Murphy signed with Dallas as a free agent prior to the season.
Murphy's best years as a pro came with the Golden State Warriors in the mid-2000s. In 2004-05, Murphy scored 15.4 points and pulled down 10.8 rebounds per contest. It was one of five seasons in which Murphy averaged a double-double. Three of those campaigns came while he played in the Bay Area, while Murphy notched the other two with the Indiana Pacers.
The Mavericks agreed to a deal with Fisher, who is entering his 17th NBA season, on Wednesday. Fisher has spent time with the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder in his career.