I always like a good comeback story, but some are saying this is a desperate move on the Mavs part. What do you think?
Veteran point guard Derek Fisher is returning to the NBA after agreeing to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, coach Rick Carlisle said Wednesday night.
The Mavericks are thin at point guard as Dominique Jones made just his third career start for the team Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls because starter Darren Collison has a sprained right middle finger.
The position has been a bit of a concern for the Mavericks in the early going as Collison has struggled at times.
“Right now, the point guard position is a challenge for us,” Carlisle said. “I think Derek can help us.”
Fisher, 38, averaged 5.6 points and 2.7 assists in 63 games with the Los Angeles Lakers andOklahoma City Thunder last season. He had a more expanded role in the Thunder’s playoff run, averaging 6.3 points and 22 minutes per game. This will be his 17th season.
The Mavericks, with 15 guaranteed contracts on the roster, will have to release a player to make room for Fisher.