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Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  35 responses

Should the OKC Thunder Sign Derek Fisher?


Now that Derek Fisher is a free agent, and his manager says that he’s still in pursuit of a sixth NBA title, the Oklahoman argues that the Thunder should ink the veteran guard: “Some of the most intriguing names that potentially will be available include New Orleans center Chris Kaman, Boston center Jermaine O’Neal and Charlotte forward Boris Diaw. The Nuggets already have bought out big man Ronny Turiaf. All are veteran big men who could provide big boosts to either the Thunder’s interior scoring or defensive rebounding, or in some cases both. But the most intriguing name that will be available by far is Derek Fisher, the veteran point guard who was unexpectedly dealt from the Los Angeles Lakers to Houston at the trade deadline. Fisher and the Rockets are in the process of finalizing a buyout and, once completed, Fisher will be an unrestricted free agent. Thanks to the NBA finally closing a loophole that for years had allowed players to re-sign with the team that had traded them after only 30 days, Fisher can’t return to the Lakers. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, Fisher must wait until July 1 to re-sign with the Lakers, which means if he wants to play this season he’d have to sign elsewhere. And according to reports, the 37-year-old is interested in signing with a contender and continuing his career.”

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  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Knicks, and cut Bibby. Make it happen Glen. lol

  • Luke

    Cleveland!

  • Ash

    Not a bad idea. He can provide leadership and maybe, get other players involve something Westbrook doesn’t do

  • MUBWAR

    come sign with the heat and show Kobe your 6th ring this summer. I don’t trust Cole anymore, specially come playoff time.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    What is wrong with Eric Maynor? Did he die?

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com chiqo

    russell westbrook would become the best practice player ever

  • AD

    @brad long acl injury……………….. Hell no OKC shouldnt sign fisher, he cant guard anybody .. Westbrook may not be a pass first pg but he’s not what the mini skips potray… He scores becuase OKC needs it. Fisher needs to retire .

  • Jerry Lin

    He should sign with Miami.

  • http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sook IAMORANGE4EVER

    Fisher owes New York for teasing us before.

  • http://www.nesn.com/2012/02/kobe-bryant-says-hes-better-than-michael-jordan-second-to-wilt-chamberlain-as-best-nba-player-ever-v.html shutup

    The spurs gotta sign Kaman, or Diaw. as for Fish on the thunder I cant see it, and as for the Knicks I’m sorry Orange, if he’s chasing a title he better take his talents elsewhere, because unless Jesus dons the orange and blue I cant see the Knicks winning one anytime soon

  • Holiday

    Hell no, he’ll sign for the rest of the season and take all his knowledge of them back to LA next season…. Fisher is a Dirtbag!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Obviously he should sign in OKC. If he wants to play on a contender. He’s not good enough to make a case to play for anyone else. Maybe San Antonio since TJ retired, but he doesn’t fit in that system.

  • Rainman

    why? they have westrbook, and maynor backing him up…whats the need for fish?

  • Rainman

    Shout out to chicken…its the safe choice.

  • mnzn

    maynor is injured, obviously.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Maynor has had a torn ACL since December.

  • abaci

    i think he would have more positives with the team than negatives

  • apeman

    He should… it would be even better if he could hit some clutch shots against the lakers in the playoffs:D

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    Knicks do not need Fisher.

  • Otis

    Derek Fisher couldn’t guard a fire hydrant these days. He really should retire and start working on his career as a politician, or whatever other role he can find that involves standing there with that “Who, me? look he gives refs after he’s hacked someone who’s just blown by him on the perimeter

  • ripslam

    No.

  • anynomous

    @otis cosign

  • http://theillustrationboard.tumblr.com/ Stepfan

    Just retire. Great career but please just shut it down.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Stepfan, shouldn’t he just re-sign with the Lakers?

  • timbo slice

    the answer to the question is: no

  • Balls

    He should sign Clippers xD

  • Waggle

    LOL @ Lakeshow

  • Lachlan McKimm

    No i dont think OKC should sign Derek Fisher because it will slow down there fast paced offence

  • jake

    RETIRE!

  • LA Huey

    Sign him for his leadership and potential as an assistant coach. He could mentor Russbrook. He’d be a perfect mentor for the Heat PGs. Barring injuries, nobody will sign him for his basketball abilities at this point though.

  • Ken Lytle

    No way…like it our not Westbrook is an athlete and since he has signed with OKC I think he’s stepped up big time…I think we should put our plans to signing Ibaka….also Collison and Perkins are doing a great job as well….Heck weve got the team for a Championship now…And did I mention KD…..enough said!!! Leave Fisher with a
    Crying Kobie …..

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Deep in The Playoffs the half court set is going to need that steady hand. That championship experience.
    Just for 15 minutes per. Calm the waters, and not lose his way during the “moment(s)”.
    He is perfect for OKC.
    They HAVE to get him.

  • Laidlaw

    I don’t really see a downside for the Thunder. Reggie Jackson has done a good job filling in for Maynor but I’d still rather have a veteran in there and another guy who can shoot. Harden is still their playmaker off the bench when Westbrook and Durant sit but having someone a little more reliable who can hit a big shot would be an asset.

    He’s also an alternative to Cook when the Thunder go small in crunch time with Durant at the four and Harden at the three. With that arrangement you can potentially hide Fisher on defense and keep him in the corner for threes. I trust him infinitely more than Cook in a big moment.

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    fisher will run himself to the ground with a system like OKC’s

  • Scandit

    Would love to see Fisher here in OKC, he,s a great leader and has always had that killer shot at the end of games that would cause a defender to respect and take pause. This man would be a wonderful fit his leadership and calm is a great weapon against opponents.

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