The Thunder were very satisfied bringing in Derek Fisher from the Los Angeles Lakers. Now if the Thunder do not re-sign the much coveted point guard, he will be off and running. Fisher presence proved significant for the Thunder in the playoffs. Since Eric Maynor went down with a severe injury early in the season, the Thunder needed a backup point guard. The addition of Fisher much outweighed any negatives, and he will be key to OKC’s future success down the road with little experience, still.
The Miami Heat have been pressing the issue for some time, and desperately want Fisher in Miami. Dallas and Chicago would also test the waters and offer Fisher a contract depending on Oklahoma City’s attitude towards keeping Fisher.
Fisher averaged 8.7 points and 2.5 assists during his short transition from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City. The Thunder played it safe with a one year deal, and this time around, the likelihood OKC re-signs big name veteran Fisher are dependent on a long-term contract as other teams are calling.