Jazz acquire Derek Fisher from Warriors

SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) - The Utah Jazz finalized a trade with the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday that landed them point guard Derek Fisher.

The Jazz sent guards Devin Brown and Keith McLeod and forward Andre Owens to the Warriors for Fisher, a 10-year veteran with three championship rings.

The 6-1 Fisher turns 32 in August and is coming off a season in which he averaged a career-high 13.3 points and 4.3 assists. Considered a positive locker room influence, he has four years and more than $26 million left on his contract.

In 700 career games with the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State, Fisher has averaged 8.6 points and 3.2 assists while shooting 37 percent from 3-point range. The Jazz had inconsistent perimeter shooting last season.

The Warriors moved Fisher to create playing time for lightning-quick point guard Monta Ellis, who is just 20 years old and averaged 6.8 points and 1.6 assists in his rookie season.

Brown averaged a career-high 7.5 points last season, his first with the Jazz and fourth in the NBA. He has a $500,000 buyout in his contract that may be exercised by the Warriors.

McLeod had his 2006-07 contract option picked up by the Jazz after averaging 5.6 points and 2.3 assists last season, his second in Utah and third in the league.

Owens averaged 3.0 points in 23 games as an undrafted rookie free agent.

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Updated Wednesday, Jul 12, 2006