Well, it's official. Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Derek Fisher has agreed to terms on a rest-of-the-season contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The contract will be signed as soon as Fisher clears waivers.
Fisher will serve as a backup point guard for the Thunder, and brings a veteran presence to the locker room as well. Terms of the deal are currently undisclosed.
Oklahoma City superstar Kevin Durant should be happy, as he endorsed the potential signing prior to Tuesday night's game against the Jazz.
"Derek is a consummate professional ... an unbelievable leader. And he played with arguably one of the greatest players to ever play in Kobe (Bryant), and Kobe really respected him as a player and wanted him on his team, so that speaks volumes."
Fisher is expected to suit up for the Thunder tonight against the Clippers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
Derek Fisher will make Oklahoma City Thunder debut against Clippers tonight, league sources tell Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) March 21, 2012
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