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Fisher Defends Decision to Ask Mavs for Release
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Derek Fisher on Monday defended his decision to request his release from the Dallas Mavericks earlier this season due to the desire to spend more time with his family. Fisher, who's now on Oklahoma City's roster as its third-string point guard, played nine games for the Mavs before the team granted his wish to be waived in late December. Fisher, 38, signed with the Thunder last week, and the Mavs weren't surprised to see the five-time NBA champion resurface with a contender, prompting a roll of the eyes by Mavs players and sarcastic comments from owner Mark Cuban.

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