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NBA Free Agency: Cavaliers Reportedly In The Mix For Derek Fisher

There haven't been any particularly big splashes made in free agency by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been mostly interested in keeping their own guys rather than signing many more. They may be getting linked with a pretty big name if the New York Times is telling the truth though.

In a Thursday article about Jason Kidd joining the New York Knicks from Dallas, a paragraph at the bottom dealing with former Lakers star Derek Fisher, currently of the Oklahoma City Thunder, made a mention of Cleveland as a front runner to get his services:

The Nets are now among the front-runners to sign Fisher, along with the Mavericks, the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Fisher, who won five titles with the Lakers, joined the Thunder in February and was a key part of the rotation for Oklahoma City, which lost to the Miami Heat in the finals.

It would be an interesting move to bring in the 37 year old point guard for the Cavs, though it's probably a longshot to expect it to happen. He proved he still had plenty in the tank last season for Oklahoma City and had a manageable salary of only $3.4 million, so the move wouldn't be out of the question if the Cavs are looking for veteran talent.

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