Derek Fisher injury means guard by committee
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle talked about the opportunity that could provide players like Darren Collison, who will likely start, Dominique Jones and Rodrigue Beaubois.
"We have some depth at the point guard position and it's going to have to be done by committee," Carlisle said. "It's not as important who starts the game, but it's important how we approach it. We have guys that can do different things and bring different, positive things to the equation. (Fisher) played really well for us and helped us in a lot of different ways during that two-week period. We'll be out him for a while and these other guys have to hold the fort."
Collison is averaging 12.2 points per game and 5.3 assists this season, while Jones has 3.8 points and 3.1 assists in 11.4 minutes per game.
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