DALLAS -- With Derek Fisher out for at least three games with a strained right patellar tendon, several players will have to step up for the Dallas Mavericks and fill his point guard shoes.
That includes Darren Collison, Dominique Jones and Rodrigue Beaubois.
"We have some depth at the point guard position and it's going to have to be done by committee,'' coach Rick Carlisle said after Thursday morning's shoot around at American Airlines Center. "It's not as important as who starts the game.
"But it's important how we approach it and that we have guys that can do different things and bring different positive things to the equation.''
Fisher sustained his injury early in the first period of this past Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. The 17-year veteran had brought a calming influence to the point guard spot since the Mavs signed him to a one-year contract on Nov. 29.
"He played really well for us and helped us in a lot of different ways during that two-week period or whatever it is,'' Carlisle said. "Now we'll be without him for awhile and these other guys got to hold the fort.''
-- Dwain Price
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