Mavericks to sign veteran Derek Fisher

Associated Press Modified: November 28, 2012 at 10:47 pm •  Published: November 28, 2012
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"We're just struggling a little bit right now," center Chris Kaman said. "Having Fisher come in tomorrow could help. Having a vet come in like that is great, who can help some of our young guys."

Fisher is a stout defender who has averaged 8.6 points over his career. He will rank fifth among all active players in games played when he takes the court for Dallas.

Fisher is the current president of the NBA Players Association and was a prominent figure in last season's lockout that limited the season to 66 games.

Dallas will have to release one of its current 15 players to make room for Fisher. The Mavericks (7-9) have played the entire season without star forward Dirk Nowitzki as the former NBA MVP recovers from right knee surgery.

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