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Darren Collison | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: UCLA
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Darren Collison moved back to the bench against the Lakers on Sunday, finishing with 14 points, two boards, six assists, two steals and three turnovers in 34 minutes.
His minutes were a little higher than expected due to garbage time, but he's certainly going to be looking at solid minutes the rest of the way with Jamal Crawford (calf) likely out for the year. Collison should be viewed as a fringe player to own in standard leagues only because the Clippers have just four games left in the rest of the season. Apr 6 - 6:39 PM

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Darren Collison will move back to the bench for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers with J.J. Redick back in the starting lineup.

He's done nothing wrong with fantastic play over the past couple months, but it makes a lot of sense to move him back to the bench. The Clippers will need a point guard in their second unit and also a guy who can sustain a high usage rate due to Jamal Crawford (calf) and Danny Granger likely out for the regular season. Collison's value does take a hit and his schedule is not very good the rest of the way, so his owners might need to figure out when they're going to use him. To be clear, he has solid value on a per-game basis.
Apr 6 - 1:52 PM

Darren Collison scored 22 points vs. his former team during Thursday's loss to the Mavericks with two boards, one assist and three steals in 38 minutes.

He is really filling it up with at least 22 points in three consecutive games, which is the first time he's scored more than 20 in three straight since his rookie year back in 2010. Collison should still get minutes in the mid-30s even with J.J. Redick back, so he's worth owning in standard leagues.
Apr 4 - 1:53 AM

Darren Collison excelled in the starting lineup against the Suns on Wednesday during a big 112-108 road win, scoring 23 points with three boards, five assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He shot 9-of-16 from the field and made all three attempts from the line to make this an eight-category line. Jamal Crawford has already been ruled out for Thursday, so Collison owners can get him going again vs. the Mavericks. J.J. Redick (back) probably won't be back to 100 percent.
Apr 3 - 2:32 AM

Darren Collison scored 28 points on 9-of-17 shooting (2-of-3 3PTs, 8-of-8 FTs) with three rebounds, seven assists and one steal in Monday's win over the Wolves.

Collison also had six turnovers against the Wolves' giving defense but who cares when he's putting up numbers like this. Just keep riding him until the wheels fall off, if they fall off.
Apr 1 - 1:18 AM

Darren Collison hit three 3-pointers vs. the Mavericks on Thursday on his way to 11 points with one board, two assists and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

His minutes have still held up with Jamal Crawford back, averaging 12.3 points, 5.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.0 triples on 54.2 percent from the field in his three previous games with Crawford. Collison ranks second among qualifying point guards in field goal percentage on the season and should at least hold value until J.J. Redick (back) returns, which figures to until at least Apr. 3.
Mar 27 - 11:23 PM

Darren Collison started once again and scored 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including three treys) with two rebounds, six assists and a block over 34 minutes on Monday against the Bucks.

Collison did very well to produce with Jamal Crawford (13 points, five assists, 27 minutes) back in the fold, but with J.J. Redick returning seemingly any time it's going to be a tough road to hoe. Forward-looking owners may want to cut bait if they have their eyes on a hot free agent.
Mar 25 - 2:15 AM

Darren Collison (illness) is expected to start Saturday even if Jamal Crawford (calf) returns.

It's getting crowded at the two-guard spot in Doc Rivers' rotation again. J.J. Redick (back) has also resumed practicing and could be activated sometime in the next 1-2 weeks. Crawford will be eased back in slowly, but it's worth noting that he was starting ahead of Collison before his injury. For Saturday, we'd still project the most production out of Collison -- but it's going to be hairy going forward.
Mar 21 - 12:14 PM

Darren Collison (stomach virus) returned to practice on Thursday, clearing the way for a return on Saturday.

Jamal Crawford (calf) also hopes to play on Saturday and looms as a threat to Collison's playing time, which has ballooned to 36.5 minutes per game over the past two weeks. The Clippers will play it safe with both Crawford and J.J. Redick (back) so Collison's owners may get a short-term reprieve.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 20 - 4:54 PM

Darren Collison (illness) is not at the arena for Monday's game against the Nuggets.

He has a stomach virus and this will be his second game out of the lineup. Willie Green figures to start again, but Reggie Bullock was the big story on Sunday with his 14 points in 26 minutes. Collison should be ready for the Clippers' next game on Saturday vs. the Pistons.
Mar 17 - 8:27 PM

Darren Collison (stomach virus) is doubtful for Monday night's game against the Nuggets.

He missed Sunday night's game and it would appear he'll miss his second game. The Clippers only have two games this week, so fantasy owners should probably cut Collison in most leagues. Reggie Bullock played 26 minutes on Sunday and figures to get some run in a favorable matchup. Willie Green will likely start again.
Mar 17 - 5:20 PM

Darren Collison (stomach virus) will not play on Sunday.

This last-minute scratch means that Willie Green will start at SG, since Jamal Crawford (calf) is also unavailable for L.A. Chris Paul and Matt Barnes should also get a boost with the Clips so short-handed, though Collison's sudden absence surely burned many daily-league fantasy owners. Consider him questionable to return for Monday's road game at Denver.
Mar 16 - 9:19 PM

Darren Collison scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, four assists and two steals in 40 minutes on Monday against the Suns.

Collison looks locked and loaded into big minutes until Jamal Crawford returns, and the Clippers look like they want to play things safe on that front. That could mean Crawford is day-to-day or worse, and Collison should be owned and started until the wheels fall off.
Mar 11 - 2:07 AM

Darren Collison played 41 minutes in another start on Saturday and had 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in a win over the Hawks.

The end is near for Collison, as Jamal Crawford returned from a calf injury tonight. Crawford was 0-of-2 in 10 minutes, but should quickly eat into Collison's minutes going forward. If you are looking for a player to drop in order to pick up a hot free agent, Collison is a prime candidate despite tonight's big minutes. He also had a couple costly turnovers last in a close game against the Hawks, which may not sit well with coach Doc Rivers, either.
Mar 9 - 1:57 AM

Darren Collison hit 9-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 24 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes in another start for Jamal Crawford (calf) in Thursday's blowout win over the Lakers.

Collison led the team in scoring in a 142-94 blowout, which was both the biggest win in Clippers history, and the worst loss in Lakers history. Collison will take a hit once Crawford is back and word before tonight's game was that he is "very close." But if you picked Collison up recently and played him, he's given you about all you could hope for. We'd recommend hanging onto Collison until Crawford is back and at full strength, but it looks like Collison's run is about to come to an end.
Mar 7 - 1:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Darren Collison
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3Willie Green
SF1Matt Barnes
2Jared Dudley
3Danny Granger
4Reggie Bullock
5Hedo Turkoglu
PF1Blake Griffin
2Glen Davis
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Ryan Hollins