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Nick Collison | Center/Forward | #4

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 255
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (12) / OKC
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Nick Collison is planning on returning for the 2016-17 season.
Collison is under contract with the Thunder for one more season, which could be the 35-year-old's last in the NBA. While Collison is an important veteran presence for the Thunder, he doesn't play enough to warrant attention in any fantasy leagues. Jun 2 - 9:54 AM

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Nick Collison (chest) is available to play vs. Dallas on Monday.

He will be in the rotation, but won't play much unless the OKC bigs get in foul trouble. Collison is not really a stat guy on the Thunder
Apr 18 - 6:29 PM

Billy Donovan said that he's optimistic Nick Collison (chest) will be able to play Monday vs. Dallas.

Collison exited Saturday's game after eight minutes with the chest contusion, and did not return, but it sounds like he'll be out there on Monday night. He doesn't play enough to matter in any setting.
Apr 17 - 2:57 PM

Nick Collison (chest contusion) will not return on Saturday.

He did not score in eight minutes tonight. The Thunder aren't likely to miss Collison much with their big men being healthy.
Apr 16 - 11:15 PM

Nick Collison will enter the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Spurs, with Serge Ibaka (rest) unavailable.

Through three starts this season, Collison has compiled meager averages of 5.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and not much else, so he's not a great target in most settings despite the increased opportunity. Enes Kanter should see a decent chunk of minutes off the bench tonight with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook also taking the night off, and he'll make for a quality DFS target.
Apr 12 - 6:52 PM

Nick Collison will start Friday's game vs. the Sixers with Serge Ibaka (rest) unavailable.

Collison has a very low fantasy ceiling so this doesn't give him a big boost -- in two previous starts he averaged just 4.5 points and 7.5 boards in 16.5 minutes per game. Enes Kanter should also see an uptick in playing time (he's logged 72 minutes alongside Steven Adams this season) and is a more appealing target.
Mar 18 - 6:25 PM

Nick Collison will return to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks with Steven Adams (elbow) returning to the starting lineup.

Collison wasn't much a factor at all during his two-game stint in the starting lineup, so those that picked him up for the limited short-term appeal shouldn't hesitate in sending him back to the waiver wire.
Jan 26 - 6:20 PM

Nick Collison started again on Sunday with Steven Adams (elbow) unavailable, scoring three points with four rebounds and one block in 12 minutes.

This merely confirms that Collison isn't a fantasy asset, whether or not he's a nominal 'starter' with Adams on the shelf.
Jan 24 - 10:26 PM

Nick Collison put up 11 rebounds and six points during his first start of the season on Friday, but failed to register any other statistics.

Collison drew the start tonight with Steven Adams (elbow) on the sidelines, but as tonight's numbers show, starting doesn't really alter Collison's status as a non-option in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 22 - 11:30 PM

Nick Collison will enter the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Mavs with Steven Adams (right elbow) unavailable.

It'll be Collison's first start of the season, but Collison starting doesn't mean much in fantasy hoops. With Adams out tonight, there should be more minutes available for Enes Kanter, so he'll be the primary beneficiary of Adams absence.
Jan 22 - 8:29 PM

Nick Collison chipped in 10 points, five rebounds, one assist and one block in Sunday's narrow victory, playing 17 minutes off the bench.

The steady veteran has emerged with a 15-20 minute role over the past six games, yet he's still not a guy to target outside of the absolute deepest leagues.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 09:45:00 PM

Nick Collison (knee) has been fully cleared for training camp.

Collison underwent arthroscopic knee surgery back in April, but he has fully recovered and will be 100 percent for training camp. In 11 years of playing professional basketball, Collison has never put forth a statistically relevant season for the purposes of fantasy hoops, and that will not change in Year-12.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Nick Collison had knee surgery on Thursday and will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks.

It's just a knee scope and he should be ready to roll for training camp. Collison had his knee scoped last summer and he'll likely be needing procedures in the future.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 08:42:00 PM

Nick Collison (ankle) will play against the Kings on Friday night.

He will return following a three-week absence. Collison figures to take some minutes away from Mitch McGary, but his return shouldn't affect Enes Kanter or Steven Adams much.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 06:19:00 PM

Nick Collison (ankle) said that his ankle is feeling much better, but he will remain a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

Collison has been sidelined since March 20 with his ankle injury, but it sounds like he has a good shot of suiting up for tonight's game. However, he doesn't do enough in the box score on a consistent basis to be considered an option in most leagues. If he plays, he'll likely take away most of Mitch McGary's minutes.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 01:03:00 PM

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PG1Russell Westbrook
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3Ronnie Price
4Semaj Christon
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Andre Roberson
3Anthony Morrow
4Alex Abrines
5Daniel Hamilton
SF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Enes Kanter
2Nick Collison
3Joffrey Lauvergne
4Mitch McGary
5Domantas Sabonis
C1Steven Adams
2Dakari Johnson
3Nazr Mohammed
4Kaleb Tarczewski