Mavs not surprised Fisher found work

Updated: February 27, 2013, 9:50 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Derek Fisher's signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder this week didn't come as a surprise to the Mavericks.

Fisher cited the desire to spend time with his family as his reason for leaving Dallas in late December after starting nine games for the Mavs. However, the suspicion among his temporary Dallas teammates was that the five-time NBA champion would join a contender later this season.

"It wasn't a big surprise," one Mavs veteran said. "We expected ...

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