I don't get the reasoning of he could contribute as a bench player. If he looked terrible getting wide open shots with the starters last year (Kobe/Pau/Bynum), why would he look better playing with a second unit that would do even less to hide his weaknesses?
Bringing him for a bench role would result in even more disastrous production. And Fish is still a guy who will play out of his talent zone no matter what position he's in, you could argue he singlehandedly cost OKC a finals game with one of his kamikaze transition layups. Where was his leadership in that series?
Fish's locker room and bench leadership is a positive, yes, but it quickly becomes negated and overwhelmed by his negative oncourt presence. If we could bring him in as an assistant coach it would be great, but actually putting him in a uniform brings much more negatives than positives. Especially considering we've added Nash's leadership, who as a 2-time MVP i'm sure has some experience in that area.
As mediocre and unremarkable as Blake is, Fisher is that much worse and we saw it last season. And so did the front office. Can we please not make this mistake again.