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Darren Collison | Guard | #7

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (21) / NO
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Darren Collison (migraine) will not play against the Clippers on Wednesday.
He will not play in the final three games to close his season. Collison was somewhat effective when he wasn't getting rest after the break, averaging 12.1 points, 2.6 boards, 5.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 treys in his final 19 games. With him and Ty Lawson out, it should be Langston Galloway and Tyreke Evans playing some point guard. Apr 12 - 5:31 PM

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Darren Collison (migraine), Arron Afflalo (rest), Tyreke Evans (rest) and Kosta Koufos (rest) have all been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Phoenix.

This will be Collison's second straight game on the sidelines, and there are no guarantees he'll be back in action for the Kings' regular-season finale against the Clippers on Wednesday. With all these guys unavailable, Ty Lawson and Buddy Hield figure to log heavy minutes, and both those guys are on the DFS radar with a favorable and uptempo matchup against Phoenix.

The Kings will rest Darren Collison, Tyreke Evans, Arron Afflalo and Kosta Koufos on Sunday vs. the Rockets.

This will be Collison's fourth maintenance day since March, so his fantasy owners probably moved on already. Ty Lawson will get the bulk of the PG minutes and will be out for revenge against his former team.
Apr 9 - 1:36 PM

Darren Collison returned from a rest day and scored 15 points with 10 assists, five rebounds, one steal and one triple in 28 minutes vs. the Lakers on Friday.

Collison has rested in three games since March, so another DNP could be on the table in the final three games of the season. The Kings do have a back-to-back set on Tuesday vs. the Suns (home game) and Wednesday vs. the Clippers on the road, so his owners should have a backup plan ready.
Apr 8 - 1:43 AM

Darren Collison, Arron Afflalo, Buddy Hield, Skal Labissiere and Willie Cauley-Stein are starting vs. the Lakers on Friday.

Hield, Skal and WCS are the only starters that don't have to worry about maintenance days as the Kings continue to tank.
Apr 7 - 10:44 PM

Darren Collison is resting vs. the Mavericks on Tuesday.

Ty Lawson is also getting the night off to "rest," which basically means the Kings' front office really wants to lose this game. Look for Tyreke Evans, Garrett Temple and Langston Galloway to run the offense, but they are very difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.
Apr 4 - 8:38 PM

Collison scored a team-high 23 points with seven assists and four rebounds in Monday's 91-90 win against the Grizzlies.

Collison helped give head coach Dave Joerger a much-wanted victory against his former team. The veteran coach has leaned upon Collison heavily down the stretch, as he has been a constant in the ever-changing starting lineup since the team dealt DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans.
Mar 28 - 1:17 AM

Darren Collison started Sunday's game and had 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting with four assists, one board and one steal in 28 minutes.

DC was rested on Friday and the random DNPs make it hard to trust him in critical situations for fantasy purposes. He got a boost tonight with Ty Lawson (stiff knee) ruled out at the last minute, but it doesn't sound like Lawson will miss too much time with the injury. It's worth noting that DC was also riding the bench while Langston Galloway (six points, three assists in 25 minutes) played PG during the Kings' huge run to steal this win in L.A.
Mar 26 - 7:01 PM

Darren Collison (rest) will return to the starting five for Sunday's matchup with the Clippers.

This could mean that Ty Lawson will be returning to the second unit, and his value figures to take a hit with Collison active. In his two games against the Clippers this season, Collison has compiled averages of 18.0 points, 2.0 triples, 3.5 boards, 2.0 assists and just 1.0 turnover per contest on 58.3 percent shooting, so feel free to get him active.
Mar 26 - 3:24 PM

Darren Collison, Tyreke Evans and Anthony Tolliver are all out for planned rest against the Warriors on Friday.

This is pretty much status quo for the Kings as they get a look at their youth. Ty Lawson should get big minutes in the first unit while the Kings piece it together in the second unit. Collison isn't worth owning now that he's basically resting every other game.
Mar 24 - 8:42 PM

Darren Collison misfired on seven of his eight field-goal attempts in Sunday's 118-102 loss against the Spurs, finishing with just two points, four assists and two rebounds in 24 minutes.

Collison has turned in back-to-back disappointing efforts, hitting just five of his 21 field goal attempts. He had the chance to shine and be the focal point of the offense with Arron Afflalo (personal), Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Ben McLemore (rest) sidelined, but his shot was not falling and he struggled mightily against San Antonio's defense. He'll have two full days to rest before the team's next outing against Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Mar 19 - 10:07 PM

Darren Collison scored 10 points with three rebounds in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

It was somewhat disappointing for Collison, who has a decent chance to rest on Sunday. Most fantasy owners may want to jump ship and the Kings do only have three games for the upcoming week, so one day off would make an undesirable player to use. Malachi Richardson returning next week won't help him either.
Mar 18 - 5:32 PM

Darren Collison, Garrett Temple, Buddy Hield, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos will start against the Thunder on Saturday.

Collison is back after a day off. With plenty of resting players behind him, he should be getting some heavy minutes against Russell Westbrook. The bad news is more rest is likely coming, so he probably won't be very fun to own when he's not starting.
Mar 18 - 2:40 PM

Darren Collison and Anthony Tolliver are out against the Suns on Wednesday due to "planned rest."

The Kings will rest the other vets in this game after they rested a slew of them on Monday. With Collison out, there should be big minutes going to Ty Lawson with Tyreke Evans backing him up. Collison is probably going to rest at some point again, so his fantasy owners will have to figure out if he's worth owning with possible rest every other game.
Mar 15 - 8:28 PM

Darren Collison scored 14 points with two rebounds, 10 assists and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

That's his first double-double since the first game since the break. Somewhat surprisingly, Collison's numbers are not up since the DeMarcus Cousins deal, averaging 12.3 points, 3.1 boards, 4.9 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.0 treys in his previous games since the move. He should trend up and hang in the top 50-75 range going forward.
Mar 11 - 1:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ty Lawson
3Langston Galloway
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Buddy Hield
3Garrett Temple
4Ben McLemore
5Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Tyreke Evans
PF1Kosta Koufos
2Anthony Tolliver
3Skal Labissiere
C1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Georgios Papagiannis