DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks have quietly been shopping for a 'bus driver' at point guard since the departure of Delonte West, and the finger injury sustained by Darren Collison has turned "quiet'' into "done'': Dallas is in the process of signing five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher, age 38.
"I think he can really help our situation with experience, defensively and really all areas of the game,'' Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "Right now the point guard position is a challenge.''
This is no "savior play.'' Dallas, 7-9 while playing without the rehabbing Dirk Nowitzki, now might also be without starting PG Darren Collison, who injured a finger and did not play in Wednesday's loss at Chicago. By the time Dallas plays host to the Pistons on Saturday, Fisher may be the starter at a position where Collison is hurt, Dominique Jones is struggling, Roddy Beaubois is unproven and rookie Jared Cunningham is unready.
There is another transaction coming, as Dallas already has 15 guarantee...