The Dallas Mavericks are one of five teams reportedly interested in free agent veteran point guard Derek Fisher, according to Howard Beck of The New York Times. Fisher is an unrestricted free agent who could help a contending team in a very limited role, and Beck reports that Mark Cuban and the Mavericks may be interested in adding him:
The Nets are now among the front-runners to sign Fisher, along with the Mavericks, the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Fisher, who won five titles with the Lakers, joined the Thunder in February and was a key part of the rotation for Oklahoma City, which lost to the Miami Heat in the finals.
Fisher certainly doesn't have much left in the tank so it would likely be a short-term deal for limited money. But one day after losing Jason Kidd to the New York Knicks, adding another old timer in the backcourt could be one way to make up for some of Kidd's lost minutes.
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