Mavericks Sign Free Agent Derek Fisher; Waive Troy Murphy

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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • NOVEMBER 29, 2012

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard Derek Fisher. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fisher (6-1, 210) is a five-time NBA World Champion and has played in 1,173 games (722 starts) with the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State, Utah and Oklahoma City. He holds career averages of 8.6 points, 3.1 assists, 2.1 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 26.2 minutes per game. Fisher has played in all 82 regular season games in nine of his 16 NBA seasons.

Fisher was originally the 24th overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers and went on to win five World Championships in Los Angeles (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010). He also served as President of the NBA Players Association from 2006 - 2012.

The veteran point guard finished the 2011-2012 season with the Thunder where he was a member of the 2012 Western Conference Championship team. Fisher has seen action in 229 postseason games.

The Little Rock, Arkansas, native played collegiately at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he played for four years and was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year as a senior.

Fisher will replace Troy Murphy on the Mavericks 15-man roster. Murphy was waived after playing in 14 games for Dallas and averaging 4.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 18.3 minutes per contest.