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Derek Fisher was waived after only 9 games with the Mavericks.credit: mavsblog.dallasnews.com
After being traded from the Lakers and then latching on to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a playoff run last season, Derek Fisher didn’t immediately have an opportunity to join a team this season. This changed when the Dallas Mavericks were not entirely satisfied with the efforts of Darren Collison, earning the four-time champion a job.
Well, that stint didn’t last very long.
Via ESPN, the Mavericks have granted Fisher’s request to be let go.
The Dallas Mavericks on Saturday agreed to release Derek Fisher at the 38-year-old’s request.
The move has actually been in the works for a few days, sources said, but the Mavericks asked Fisher to stay with the team until another point guard could be secured. Fisher consented to stay on and played Tuesday night against Philadelphia, only to suffer a strained patellar tendon in his right knee early in the Mavs’ home win.
In a statement he issued Saturday night to confirm the move, Fisher said: “In Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia, I suffered an injury to my patellar tendon. The recovery time will be approximately two weeks. With this news and the difficulty I have been having being away from my family, I have asked the organization to waive me so I can return home.
The fact that Fisher asked for the release makes this an interesting story. The 38 year-old veteran point guard was averaging 8.6 points per game in only 9 games this season with Dallas.
Chris Douglas-Roberts will take Fisher’s spot on the roster.
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