With training camps approaching, veteran point guard Derek Fisher remains on the free agent market, and we heard last week that the odds of him returning to the Thunder are "remote." However, Thunder coach Scott Brooks didn't rule out the possibility when talking to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times. According to Brooks, the situation is fluid and there's still a chance Oklahoma City could re-sign Fisher.
With Eric Maynor set to return from an ACL injury, the Thunder will have three point guards on the roster without Fisher — Maynor and Reggie Jackson are set to back up All-Star Russell Westbrook. Still, the Thunder only have 14 guaranteed contracts on their books, so there's room to add one more player. And it sounds as if Brooks would love to have Fisher back.
"Just being around him, I can tell why he's loved by so many people and why the Lakers won so many championships," Brooks said. "He puts everything he has into every possession, every practice and every game. In our practices, he is 37 and he did everything we asked, every drill and every possession. He practices every day. It was great. I don't think we could've gone as far as we did without him. I thought he was terrific and I love him. I really have a lot of respect for him."
Brooks added that he leaves the team's personnel decisions up to GM Sam Presti. Presti and the Thunder still have a good chunk of their mid-level exception available, but if the team were to make an offer to Fisher, I'd expect it to be for the veteran's minimum.