Washington Wizards 2013 Player Profile: D’or Fischer

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D’or Fischer is among the handful of players invited to the Washington Wizards training camp with probably less than 50-50 chance of making the NBA team unless he has an outstanding preseason.

He just might.

Fischer, at 6-foot-11, 240 pounds, was originally at Northwestern State but finished his collegiate career playing two seasons at West Virginia. He saw limited exposure with the Charlotte Bobcats in 2005 with hopes of making the team. But those plans for him didn’t pan out.

Fischer didn’t get drafted 2005 but spent several years in Europe including such locations as Poland, Germany, Belgium, Israel and Spain. He played one season in D League and averaged 5.9 points and 5.0 rebounds a game. This summer, Fischer got some work with the New Orleans Pelicans’ summer league team.

If the Wizards are looking for someone to shine in rebounding from off the bench they may want to give Fischer a good look. His NBA experience is low but his international play could give the Wizards some aggressiveness they need inside to get the job done against better teams. His defense is a strong point as it was on this collegiate career. He averaged two blocks per game for a team in the Ukraine last season. He had 124 shots blocked in his junior season at West Virginia.

Toughness in the paint is what Fischer offers the Wizards. But he needs to make a solid impression during training camp to make the roster and to be a strong presence as a backup center or power forward. If he does get a roster spot, then he can be somewhat of an impact, especially defensively, on the team’s season.

 

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