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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 5:20 pm  |  10 responses

Dallas Mavericks Signed Derek Fisher and Waived Troy Murphy


As expected, the Dallas Mavericks gave Derek Fisher a job today. They then asked Troy Murphy to take a hike. Amazingly, Fisher could end up becoming the Mavs’ starting point guard. Per the Star-Telegram: “The Mavs signed Fisher to a one-year contract Thursday with hopes that the 38-year old, 16-year veteran can help stablize the team’s point guard position. Fisher has won five NBA titles during his storied career, and also has been known to have the capacity to hit big shots. With Darren Collison struggling way too much, and with youngsters Dominique Jones, Rodrigue Beaubois and Jared Cunningham simply not really ready to handle the starting point guard duties full-time, the Mavs had no choice but to look elsewhere for help. Especially since Collison was forced to miss Wednesday’s 101-78 loss at Chicago with a sprained right middle finger. As far as Murphy is concerned, he really was brought in to be a stop-gap until Dirk Nowitzki returns, since he is a long-ranger jump shooter similar to the Mavs’ 11-time All-Star. In 14 games with the Mavs, Murphy averaged just 4.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.”

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  • zogs19994

    OLD MAN FISHER MAN

  • TSmoove

    Umm when will Beaubois be ready?

  • wet

    what the hell happened to murphy.

  • LakeShow

    The Fisher of men.

  • mhm

    Well I hear he got waived

  • wet

    Clever. I just mean this guy looked like a consistent role player 5 years ago. Now he’s barely hanging in the league.

  • Bored

    i hope this article isnt insinuating that Fish would be a better option than Collison this year.

  • manhandled

    What happened to nba? this is so sad

  • mhm

    Yea players like that should go play overseas. Since the game is a lil slower ova der

  • Vince

    I followed Beaubois before his injury and when he played for France, he seemed to have a cool head on him, good decision making, decent defense and good shooting.

    Can’t say I’ve followed the Mavs at all but hey, Roddy is in his fourth year (?) ain’t he? When WILL he be ready to contribute significantly? Mavs really aren’t going anywhere this season, might as well see whether Roddy will sink or swim in extended minutes rather than give it to old man Fish.

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