Dallas Mavericks’ Failed Derek Fisher Experiment Distracted, Damaged Chemistry

December 22nd, 2012 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
The Dallas Mavericks picked up Derek Fisher in the hopes that he would bring a veteran presence to a team full of guys who have no experience leading a basketball team. Thanks to a strained right knee, Dallas waived Fisher.

Fisher's injury was never serious. The strained right patellar tendon is an injury that would have kept him out of the game for two weeks or so, but Fisher requested to be waived regardless.

He was having trouble being away from his family yet again, and the knee injury gave him a way to get out of a situation that wasn't going swimmingly in the first place.

At the very least, Fisher was able to knock down his three-pointers. However, over the course of nine games, Fisher was shooting 35 percent from the floor and averaging just over three assists per game. 

Dallas was a better basketball team with Fisher, going 5-4 in his tenure with the Mavericks compared to 7-11 without him, but he may have done more damage than good.

Of course, it wasn't Fisher coming in hoping to cause trouble by shaking the team up, but that's what ended up happening.

When Fisher came in, it was to the detri ...

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