Gone Fishin’: Derek Fisher Signs with Dallas

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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Jason Riley is the executive director of LakerNation.com. He also pens a regular opinion column, Out of Bounds, and is the co-host of Voice of the Nation: Fastbreak. He currently splits his time in Los Angeles, CA and Carlsbad, CA.