OKLAHOMA CITY Derek Fisher checked in at the start of the second quarter, and with it ended any debate about what his role will be on this team.
Not that we didn't know already.
Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks pretty much said as much when he joked (not something Brooks does with any regularity or success) a few hours before the Thunder worked over New Orleans 119-74 Wednesday.
"Trust me, we're not bringing him in to have him tell us stories about Kobe and Shaq," Brooks said. "We're not going to eat S'mores together. We're going to play him. He can play 10 minutes to 15 minutes to 20 minutes on a given night."
Funny line by Brooks, but if you're a Thunder fan, it's certainly not, "Ha-ha funny." It's more like, "Scary funny."
With Fisher, and his fistful of titles from days gone by, comes experience. But when he came off the bench, received a nice, hearty applause from the home fans inside Chesapeake Arena...