Oklahoma City Thunder: Five reasons the Thunder brought back Derek Fisher
DEREK FISHER — Bringing back the veteran guard makes a lot of sense for the Thunder, and it has the potential to do more good than harm. Darnell Mayberry examines the reasons why Oklahoma City made the move.
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Perimeter shooting: Saying the Thunder strengthened a weakness even though it leads the league in 3-point shooting might seem a tad strange. But that's exactly what happened with Fisher's signing. Despite OKC's league-leading 39.2 percent rate from 3-point range, the Thunder still lacked reliable perimeter shooting threats outside of Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin. Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha are streaky shooters, and after them there's a severe drop off. Furthermore, the ball generally is in the hands of Westbrook or Durant, which in effect leaves only two, at most, reliable spot-up shooters on the wings at any given time. Fisher, however, made a respectable 37.5 percent of his 3s in the playoffs last year. If you never knew his position or history with the Thunder, you would think the Thunder upgraded simply by adding Fisher as another player who can space the floor.
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