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Derek Fisher Signs With Thunder
Posted By Susan Bible On July 24, 2013 @ 7:30 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed 38-year-old Derek Fisher, according to general manager Sam Presti. This ends the Thunder’s pursuit of Mike Miller, who has decided to join the Memphis Grizzlies over Oklahoma City. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Derek has proven to be a valuable member of our team and we are excited to have him back,” Presti said. “He has such a positive impact on his teammates and the organization.”
Fisher has appeared in 44 regular season games with Oklahoma City during the past two seasons, averaging 4.5 points, 1.0 assist and 1.2 rebounds in 17.1 minutes per game. In 31 playoff games with the Thunder, he averaged 7.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 22.8 minutes per game.
A five-time NBA champion, Fisher has appeared in 240 career playoff games (158 starts) averaging 8.6 points, 2.4 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 27.3 minutes per contest.”
Fisher is no stranger to this team, but it marks the first time he will spend the entire season with the Thunder. With Reggie Jackson the heir-apparent backup to starting point guard Russell Westbrook, it remains to be seen what role Fisher will have or how many minutes he will play.
The Thunder has enjoyed his veteran voice and leadership, not to mention vast playoff experience.
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