41-Year-Old Derek Fisher is Trying to Play in the NBA Again

Former New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher is open to playing in the NBA again if a team will have him.

Derek Fisher is thinking about reviving his NBA playing career.

Fisher, who in February was canned from his job as the head coach of the New York Knicks after compiling a record of 40-96, recently took to social media to announce that he's open to offers from NBA teams:

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Derek Fisher is thinking about reviving his NBA playing career.

Fisher, who in February was canned from his job as the head coach of the New York Knicks after compiling a record of 40-96, recently took to social media to announce that he's open to offers from NBA teams:

While the five-time NBA Champion doesn't explicitly say "I'd like to play again," it's hard to believe he wouldn't accept an offer from an NBA team. He's been posting training videos on his Facebook page accompanied by the hashtag "#imnotdoneyet," which isn't exactly subtle:

The question is whether any NBA team would give D-Fish a shot. He looks surprisingly sharp in those training videos, but does he really have much of a chance of making a comeback?

The most obvious obstacle is his age—Fisher will turn 42 on Aug. 9. If he does sign with a team and becomes an active player during the 2016-2017 season, he will become the third-oldest player of the modern era.

Fisher was a solid player during his 18-year NBA career, but he was far from spectacular. For his career, he averaged 8.3 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds per game. During his final NBA season in 2014, he averaged 5.2 points, 1.4 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game (while playing 17.6 minutes per game).

Perhaps a young team would be willing to offer Fisher a 12th man spot where he could take on a mentorship role, not unlike what Kevin Garnett is currently doing for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

One team Fisher can likely cross off  his list as a potential landing spot is the Sacramento Kings. They recently signed Matt Barnes, a player with whom Fisher's has had an ongoing public feud for the past couple of years.

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