Mavericks Salty at Derek Fisher Signing with Thunder, After “Spending Time With Family” Line
The Mavericks should only be upset with themselves. It isn’t like Fisher hasn’t used the “I want to spend time with my family please cut me” card in the past, only to show up later and sign with a contending team.
The Mavericks were duped, but Fisher didn’t do anything illegal, so the Mavs just have to cry a river.
Owner Mark Cuban did not reply to multiple emails on Monday, but one league source said the best way to describe the mood of the Dallas front office is “agitated.” The source said that Fisher and his representatives never contacted the Mavs during his decision-making process to discuss a possible return to Dallas, the team that, in good faith, initially signed him.