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Derek Fisher to sign with Mavericks Thursday

Derek Fisher will sign for the Mavericks on Thursday, according to head coach Rick Carlisle. (Andrew J. Bernstein, Getty Images)

Derek Fisher

The Dallas Mavericks will get some help at point guard soon, as head coach Rick Carlisle announced that the team will sign veteran Derek Fisher on Thursday, according to multiple reports on Twitter.

Fisher had reportedly been on the hunt for a new team after helping the Oklahome City Thunder to the NBA Finals last year, but only wanted to sign with a team he felt could contend for an NBA title. The Mavericks failed to lure hometown hero Deron Williams away from the Nets over the summer while also losing veteran Jason Kidd to the New York Knicks. The team currently has just one true point guard (Darren Collison) on its roster.

The signing will see Fisher take part in his 16th season as a pro, a career that has seen him win five NBA championships.