On Wednesday, it became official that the Oklahoma City Thunder signed 37-year-old guard Derek Fisher. The five-time NBA champion point guard had last played for the Lakers before being traded to Houston just before the leagues trade deadline. The Rockets bought out the rest of his contract before he even played and now hes the backup point guard for OKC.
At least on the surface, this is a move that makes total sense for Scott Brooks team. The Thunder has been without a true backup point guard since Eric Maynor was lost for the year with a season-ending knee injury early in the season.
Rookie Reggie Jackson has filled in admirably and has made great strides as Russell Westbrooks back-up, but the opportunity to add a veteran like D-Fish, especially one with such an impressive playoff resume, was simply too good to pass up for OKC GM Sam Presti.
Some might say it's clear that Fisher's best years are behind him and at 37, that's definitely the case. But this move isnt all about wha...