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Dallas Mavericks Release Derek Fisher, Call up Chris Douglas-Roberts

December 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 AM
By Kevin Rodriguez

Over the weekend, the Dallas Mavericks granted Derek Fisher's request to be released from the team.

This move was actually in the works since Fisher sustained an injury against the Philadelphia 76ers last week. That injury, coupled with the difficulty for him to be away from his family, caused him to issue the request to the Mavs.

"In Tuesday's game against Philadelphia, I suffered an injury to my patellar tendon. The recovery time will be approximately two weeks. With this news and the difficulty I have been having being away from my family, I have asked the organization to waive me so I can return home," Fisher said in a statement on Saturday night.

To replace Fisher on the active roster, the Mavs called up three-year NBA veteran Chris Douglas-Roberts from the D-League. Douglas-Roberts had been on a tear in the D-League, averaging 22.5 points a game, a D-League high, for the Texas Legends.

Dallas is intrigued by the skill set of Douglas-Roberts, as well as his potential to be a point forward for the Mavs, due to the revolving door at the point guard position.

Douglas-Roberts was selected with the 40th pick by the New Jersey Nets in the 2008 NBA Draft.

Tags: Basketball, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Dallas, Dallas Mavericks, Derek Fisher, NBA

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