Jazz reportedly agree to take Fisher from Warriors

Updated: July 6, 2006, 6:34 PM ET
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Over the past few years, the Utah Jazz have assembled a quality frontcourt. It looks like they want a backcourt to match it.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday that the Jazz have reached agreement in principle on a four-player trade with the Golden State Warriors that would bring point guard Derek Fisher to Utah.

Point Guard
Golden State Warriors

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2006 SEASON STATISTICS
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%
82 13.3 2.6 4.3 .410 .833

Utah's backcourt was a revolving door last season, with 2005 first-round pick Deron Williams coming along slowly at the point, and journeyman Devin Brown and his 6.3 career scoring average earning starts at shooting guard. Things will be different this season.

According to the Tribune, the Jazz will ship Brown and guards Keith McLeod and Andre Owens to the Warriors for Fisher. That comes after the Jazz drafted combo guard Ronnie Brewer out of Arkansas and Williams' former teammate, point Dee Brown from Illinois, in this year's draft.

The trade with the Warriors will not become official until Owens signs a free-agent contract with the Jazz, something he can't do until July 12.

Fisher was a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996. He spent the first eight years of his career in L.A., reaching his peak with a game-winning, buzzer-beating shot against the Spurs in Game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference finals. The Lakers won the series but lost in the NBA Finals.

Fisher was shipped out in the offseason and has spent the last two seasons with the Warriors. Although his scoring averages had been in decline for a number of years, Fisher found new life in the Bay Area. Backing up Baron Davis last season, he registered career highs in scoring (13.3) and assists (4.3).