Veteran point guard returns to the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Oklahoma City Thunder have confirmed the signing of free agent Derek Fisher after he was released by the Dallas Mavericks in December.
Announced on their official site on Monday, Fisher’s arrival will add some depth in the back-court for the Thunder, who after trading Eric Maynor required a replacement point guard for their roster.
The 38-year-old veteran, currently in his 17th season in the league, will be no stranger to his team-mates having played with them last season.
He played in 20 regular season games for OKC, before proving to be a valuable part of the team during their play-off run to the Finals to face the Miami Heat.
However, despite his advancing years he will undoubtedly provide experience and inspiration for the rest of the locker room, with five championship rings already tucked away in his trophy cabinet from his days with the Los Angeles Lakers.
A danger from three-point range, Fisher has been shooting 44% from beyond the arc this season after nine games for the Mavericks.
Despite currently being sidelined with a knee complaint, he will most likely slot in alongside second-year pro Reggie Jackson on the bench for the Thunder, as Coach Scott Brooks looks to solidify his team ahead of another play-off run.
Oklahoma are currently well on course for the post-season with a 41-15 record so far this year, sitting in second place in the Western Conference behind the San Antonio Spurs.
The front office will now hope the return of Fisher provides valuable know-how ahead in the play-offs again as the Thunder look to go one better than last year after their Finals defeat to Miami.