Derek Fisher PG OKC 5 Days

Derek Fisher played 15 minutes vs. the Pacers on Sunday, failing to score with one rebound and one assist.

He could be looking at a start on Monday night with Russell Westbrook already ruled out and Reggie Jackson (neck) up in the air. Obviously, Fisher is more of a desperation play in fantasy leagues, but he could hit a couple triples and score in the low double-digits.

Derek Fisher PG OKC 12 Days

Derek Fisher moved into the starting lineup for the second half of Sunday's game vs. Phoenix, and he finished with five points and three assists in 27 minutes.

It's hard to get fired up about a 39-year-old guard who is shooting 39.7 percent from the field this season. His chunk of playing time led to just five minutes for Andre Roberson and eight minutes for Jeremy Lamb. It seems coach Scott Brooks has minimal interest in expanding roles for his younger players while the Thunder gear up for the playoffs.

Derek Fisher PG OKC 2 Months

Derek Fisher matched his season-high 15 points on Sunday with four boards, two steals and five 3-pointers.

His strong effort was a bit of a gift and a curse for the Thunder as coach Scott Brooks was drawing up plays for Fisher late in the game instead of going with the best offensive player on the planet. His minutes haven't really changed much even with Russell Westbrook coming back and he's obviously not an option in almost any league.

Derek Fisher PG OKC 3 Months

Derek Fisher hit 5-of-5 3-pointers (and missed his two other shots) to finish with 15 points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal in Wednesday's impressive win over the Heat.

The last time Fisher did anything relevant enough to get a news blurb from us was Jan. 5, which is probably all you need to know. He was averaging just 7.0 points, 2.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 3-pointers in the month of January, which just isn't enough from the elder statesman.

Derek Fisher PG OKC 3 Months

Derek Fisher played 25 minutes for 13 points, two boards, four assists and three 3-pointers in Saturday's win over the Timberwolves.

Some things are just inevitable. Coach Scott Brooks is back to playing Derek Fisher big minutes after he logged 23 against the Nets on Thursday. Fisher has put himself on the radar in deeper leagues while Russell Westbrook has been out, averaging 6.0 points, 1.2 boards, 2.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.2 triples. If you want to pick him up in your very deep league, we promise not to tell anyone.

Derek Fisher PG OKC 4 Months

Derek Fisher played 19 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday with four points, two boards, three assists and one turnover on 1-of-4 shooting.

For whatever reason, coach Scott Brooks seems to love Derek Fisher and he's played his 39-year-old veteran 17.7 minutes per game in his three games without Russell Westbrook. Those 17.7 minutes per game could go to Jeremy Lamb, Thabo Sefolosha, Reggie Jackson or even Perry Jones, but this has been an issue for Brooks in the last three season. His age is higher than his field goal percentage of 34.5 this season.

Derek Fisher PG OKC 9 Months

A source tells ESPN Los Angeles that Derek Fisher intends to retire after the 2013-14 season.

Fisher, 38, signed a one-year contract with the Thunder on Wednesday. He'll earn $1.4 million. Ideally, Fisher will serve as a player/coach this season, providing veteran leadership and teaching points to Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson. If Fisher has to play anything near the 23.7 minutes a night he played in the postseason, the Thunder are in trouble. He's been a liability on the floor for years now.

Derek Fisher PG OKC 9 Months

The NBA will reimburse the Thunder $515K of Derek Fisher's one-year, $1.4 million contract.

This is for the teams signing players that have been in the NBA at least three years with minimum salaries for one year. This discount also doesn't hurt OKC's cap number, so they will remain under the luxury tax. Reggie Jackson is still expected to make a leap as the sixth man this year, so we're hoping Scott Brooks doesn't stunt his growth by giving Derek Fisher some of his minutes.

Derek Fisher PG OKC 9 Months

The Thunder will re-sign veteran point guard Derek Fisher to a one-year contract worth the veteran's minimum, according to multiple media outlets.

This is Fisher's third stint with the Thunder. Coach Scott Brooks is a fan of Fisher as OKC's third point guard and provides decent insurance against Reggie Jackson's possibly regression this season. The 38-year old averaged 4.1 points in just over 14 minutes per game last season.

Derek Fisher PG OKC 10 Months

The Thunder and Derek Fisher have mutual interest in reaching a deal.

Scott Brooks is still the coach, so it's not a surprise that the Thunder are looking at Fisher as their third guard. He played 23.7 minutes per game in the postseason, which is surprisingly just a shade below his career average of 25.9. Of course, Russell Westbrook being out was a factor here. Reggie Jackson really came into his own last year and hopefully the Thunder will allow him more opportunities next season.