Mavs to sign veteran PG Derek Fisher

Mavs to sign veteran PG Derek Fisher

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MIAMI, FL - JUNE 17: Derek Fisher #37 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on in the second half against the Miami Heat in Game Three of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 17, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 11:28 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks will sign veteran point guard Derek Fisher on Thursday, coach Rick Carlisle announced after a 101-78 loss to Chicago.

Dallas played Wednesday without Darren Collison, who had started 14 of the Mavericks' 15 games at the point, because of a sprained right middle finger sustained in Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia. Third-year guard Dominique Jones started for the second straight game at the position, getting 10 points and five assists in 24 minutes.

Fisher has won five championship rings, all with the Los Angeles Lakers, during his 16 NBA seasons. He played in all 20 of Oklahoma City's playoff games last season as the Thunder made the finals for the first time since leaving Seattle.

Fisher is a stout defender who has averaged 8.6 points over his career. Dallas will have to release one of its current 15 players to make room for Fisher.

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