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Darren Collison | Guard | #2

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (21) / NO
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Darren Collison was clutch on Wednesday, making 7-of-11 shots to score 16 points with six assists, five rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes.
Collison hit a pair of huge 3-pointers to help Indiana trim the deficit to three points with 36.3 seconds remaining, but they couldn't get over the hump. The veteran led the NBA with ridiculous 46.4% shooting from deep this season, and Indiana may want to get him even more looks as the series shifts to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Apr 18 - 9:54 PM

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Darren Collison scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting in Sunday's 123-117 win over the Hornets.

Collison also added four assists, one 3-pointer, one rebound and one turnover, but with the game essentially being over by the third quarter, he took an early seat on the bench and didn't log a single minute during crunch time. Still, this was a much better performance following Friday's two-point, 1-of-7 shooting game.
Apr 8 - 3:41 PM

Darren Collison finished Friday's loss at Toronto with just two points across 25 minutes.

Collison was 1-of-7 from the field with a minus-12 rating, and that was actually the best mark among the team's starting five. It was an ugly night all around for the guys wearing mustard and blue. Only two Indiana players finished with double-digit point totals, and none of them were among the starters.
Apr 6 - 10:09 PM

Darren Collison played 24 minutes and hit just 1-of-7 shots for three points, four assists and a steal in Tuesday's win at Golden State.

This was a huge win for the Pacers, but if you look at the box score, it's pretty clear that a healthy Warriors team would have likely mopped the floor with them. Collison and Myles Turner were both awful and it was up to Victor Oladipo to carry them, which he did. In Collins' defense, he was playing well coming into this one and just never got it going against the Dubs. He'd scored in double figures in six of his previous seven games and had a nice double-double on Friday. He'll look to bounce back against the Kings on Thursday, which also happens to be a revenge game for him.
Mar 28 - 1:24 AM

Darren Collison was clutch during Sunday's OT win vs. Miami, finishing with 12 points, four assists, two rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes.

Collison struggled early with 1-of-5 shooting, but he was at his best late in the game, including a pair of critical 3-pointers to fend off the Heat in overtime. He leads all qualified players in 3-point percentage, at a sterling 45.3%, and has quickly picked up where he left off before his arthroscopic left knee surgery. He's a lock in any lineup despite the Pacers' mediocre three-game schedule next week.
Mar 25 - 8:23 PM

Darren Collison shot 4-of-11 from the field for 11 points on Wednesday, with two 3-pointers, six assists, three rebounds and one steal.

Collison returned to the starting lineup on Monday and looked great, and his minutes have cruised north of the 30-mark. Ironically, he tied his season-high with four turnovers tonight, despite specific pregame praise from coach Nate McMillan. "We were in the top-5 of [fewest] turnovers because of Darren handling the ball early and most of the season," he said. "He does a good job of taking care of the ball." The miscues won't become a trend and he's back to being a must-start fantasy guard.
Mar 21 - 11:34 PM

Darren Collison returned to the starting lineup on Monday and had 15 points, four rebounds, eight assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes of a 110-100 win over the Lakers.

He's back and should be ready to roll the rest of the way for the playoff-bound Pacers. He was already playing pretty well off the bench for the Pacers, but now looks like a must-start player since he's starting again for Indy. Cory Joseph came off the bench for eight points, three assists and two steals, but loses some appeal now that Collison is starting again.
Mar 19 - 10:00 PM

Darren Collison will replace Cory Joseph in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Lakers.

Finally. Collison had been coming off the bench since getting back from the knee procedure, but he'll rightly resume his place in the starting five tonight. Collison was doing fine as a reserve, but he'll definitely see an uptick in value while running with the first unit. Joseph isn't worth owning in most leagues when he's working with the reserves.
Mar 19 - 5:35 PM

Darren Collison scored nine points off the bench with one rebound, six assists and three 3-pointers against the Wizards on Saturday.

The Pacers first unit got beat up today and Cory Joseph was a -24, so you would think this has to be the last time he comes off the bench. Although, we thought that last time they lost to the Raptors. Either way, Collison should still be owned in all leagues.
Mar 17 - 10:03 PM

Darren Collison will remain with the second unit for Saturday's game against the Wizards.

Cory Joseph is getting another start tonight, and head coach Nate McMillan wouldn't say when Collison would return to the first unit. "We've had success with Cory starting," said McMillan. "We'll stay with that until we feel we need to make that adjustment." Collison has still been solid as a reserve and remains worth owning, but his value would greatly improve if he were to return to the starting five.
Mar 17 - 6:00 PM

Darren Collison made 8-of-11 from the field for 22 points with two rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Raptors on Thursday.

And he's back. Collison came off the bench for what is probably the last time, so expect him to start on Saturday after this gem. This is the most minutes he's played since his knee injury and he may be back up over 30 very soon. Collison needs to be owned in all leagues.
Mar 15 - 9:35 PM

Cory Joseph will start again vs. the Raptors and Darren Collison will stay on the bench.

Perhaps this is the last time Collison comes off the bench or maybe he does on Saturday, too. His minutes didn't increase on Tuesday night at just 21, so he will likely fall in the 22-26 range. He's still worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 15 - 5:50 PM

Darren Collison scored 10 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes against the 76ers on Tuesday.

He still has a minutes limit on him and he's said multiple times that his conditioning isn't where it needs to be. That should change soon, so his fantasy owners have to keep throwing him in their lineups.
Mar 13 - 10:05 PM

Darren Collison scored just two points across 24 minutes Sunday in Boston, but he was able to dish out 10 assists.

Collison is the first player on the Pacers to have at least 10 assists coming off the bench since Earl Watson accomplished the feat on Dec. 12, 2009. After an 11-game absence, Collison is slowly working his way back into shape. While he didn't do anything on the offensive end, the assists were nice. It appears he is good to go for the fantasy playoffs, and the Pacers will kick off a three-game week in Philly on Tuesday.
Mar 11 - 10:49 PM

Darren Collison will come off the bench against the Celtics on Sunday with Cory Joseph starting again.

Collison looked awesome right off the bat with 10 points in the first half on Friday, and his 15-minute limit was broken with him getting 21 overall for 17 points and five dimes. Collison is likely to start after that, and he probably has 24 minutes on Sunday.
Mar 10 - 2:24 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Cory Joseph
3Joseph Young
4Edmond Sumner
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Lance Stephenson
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Glenn Robinson III
3Ben Moore
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Domantas Sabonis
3Trevor Booker
4T.J. Leaf
5Alex Poythress
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson
3Ike Anigbogu