Derek Fisher is considering retirement, according to sources close to the situation.
Sources say that the 38-year-old Fisher has asked the Dallas Mavericks to release him from his contract, which he signed last month. An official announcement is expected soon.
After spending several weeks with the Mavericks, Fisher realized that he no longer wanted to live the NBA lifestyle. He didnít want to put further wear and tear on his body or spend more time away from his family. When he suffered an injury to his patellar tendon that would have sidelined him for several weeks, that was the final straw.
The five-time champion is satisfied with everything he has accomplished over the course of his 17-year career, according to sources. Fisher tweeted that he hasnít ruled out a return to the NBA, but sources say he is seriously contemplating retirement.