Mavs to sign Fisher

The Dallas Mavericks will sign point guard Derek Fisher on Thursday, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said after the team's 101-78 loss to the Bulls Wednesday night.

"We need help at the point guard position. I might as well announce that we are going to sing Derek Fisher (Thursday)," Carlisle said. "I think he can really help our situation with experience, defensively and really in all aspects of the game."

Fisher, 38, spent parts of last season with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Over 16 seasons, Fisher has won five NBA titles in two separate stints with the Lakers (1996-2004, 2007-2012), and has also made stops in Golden State (2004-2006) and Utah (2006-2007).

The Arkansas-Little Rock product was dealt to the Rockets last season, but took a buyout and later signed with the Western Conference-champion Thunder.

Over 1173 career games, Fisher has averaged 8.6 points and 3.1 assists per game.