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                    === Fisher returns to Oklahoma City ===
 
 Oklahoma  City, OK  (Sports Network) - Veteran guard Derek Fisher is back with
 the Oklahoma City Thunder.
 
 Fisher  signed an undisclosed contract with the team on Monday. He played nine
 games  for Dallas earlier this season and averaged 8.6 points with 3.6 assists
 before  asking  for his  release in  December to  return to  his family in Los
 Angeles.
 
 The 38-year-old veteran played 20 games in the regular season with the Thunder
 last  year  after signing as  a free  agent in March,  and also appeared in 20
 playoff games.
 
 "We  are excited  to welcome  Derek back  to the  Thunder organization,"  said
 general  manager Sam  Presti. "He contributed to our team in various ways last
 season, and we are looking forward to him joining us again."
 
 Fisher  averaged 4.9  points  and 1.4  assists for  Oklahoma  City during  the
 regular season, then increased his production during the playoffs by averaging
 6.3 points as the Thunder advanced to the NBA Finals.
 
 A  five-time NBA champion with the Lakers, Fisher was traded by Los Angeles to
 Houston  at  the deadline last  year but never played  for the Rockets. He was
 bought of his contract and joined the Thunder for their stretch run.
 
 Oklahoma City had a roster spot for another guard after sending Eric Maynor to
 Portland at last week's trade deadline.
 
 Fisher  has  career averages of  8.6 points and 3.1  assists in 17 NBA seasons
 with the Lakers, Warriors, Jazz, Thunder and Mavericks.
 
 02/25 13:01:56 ET