SAN ANTONIO -- Because of his strong desire to be back in Los Angeles with his family, guard Derek Fisher was released Saturday by the Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavs had signed Fisher to a one-year contract on Nov. 29, and he immediately moved into the starting lineup. In nine games with the Mavs, Fisher averaged 8.6 points and 3.6 assists in 25.4 minutes per game.
Fisher's departure will either thrust Darren Collison back as the Mavs' starting point guard. Or they could give the job to Dominique Jones, who had 13 points and seven assists during Friday's 92-82 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Rodrigue Beaubois also is a candidate to get more minutes at that position.
In an effort to get more outside help at the point guard spot, the Mavs will turn to their D-League Texas Legends squad and either promote Jared Cunningham or Chris Douglas-Roberts.
-- Dwain Price
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