Despite injuries to Steve Nash and Steve Blake, the Lakers never made a serious pass at Derek Fisher. After several weeks of silence and speculation, Rick Carlisle and the Dallas Mavericks announced they have signed the 38 year-old veteran.

“We need help at point guard,” Carlisle said. “I found out … that [Darren] Collison would be out, and we were fortunate to get [Jared] Cunningham active. We feel [Fisher] can help us. It’s not a cure-all to all of our team challenges, but his expertise and experience will help.”

Dallas with be Fisher’s fifth career stop over the course of his 16 year career.

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