May 15, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Derek Fisher (6) defends against the Memphis Grizzlies during game five of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 88-84. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency 2013: Derek Fisher, OKC Thunder Have Mutual Interest

The Oklahoma City Thunder, bordering on the brink of the luxury tax aren’t expected to make any big free agent splashes though I’m sure many of their fans hoped their efforts would bring them something more than Derek Fisher. The long time Los Angeles Lakers guard who split time between the Dallas Mavericks and Thunder last season is hoping to return to Oklahoma City this season and the feeling is mutual:

Per CBS’ Ken Berger:

In Thunder’s search for third point guard in free agency, there is mutual interest between the team and veteran Derek Fisher, source says.

Fisher struggled for time in both Dallas and Oklahoma City during the regular season, only averaging 14 minutes in his 24 games with OKC. However, thanks to Russell Westbrook‘s injury, Fisher played nearly 24 minutes a game for the Thunder during their playoff run, shooting a solid 46% in those eleven games.

The 1996 draft pick should come about as cheap as possible for the Thunder, who could certainly do worse in their search for a third string guard, despite not being a flashy pickup.

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