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Nick Collison | Center/Forward

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 255
College: Kansas
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Nick Collison (sprained ankle) was back in action vs. Utah on Tuesday, notching eight points in 11 minutes while making both of his 3-point attempts.
The 10-year veteran has five made 3-pointers in his entire career. He has a nice jumper and the Thunder may ask him to hedge toward the arc more this season, but we're not expecting a late-career renaissance as a stretch-PF. With a 15-minute role as a blue-collar defender, screen-setter and rebounder, there's not much to like about Collison's fantasy outlook. Oct 22 - 10:19 AM

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Nick Collison (ankle) could make his preseason debut Tuesday vs. Utah.

Collison doesn't offer enough to the box score to be considered a viable fantasy asset in almost any format, ignore him on draft day.
Oct 20 - 3:02 PM

Nick Collison (ankle) will sit out on Sunday Vs. the Timberwolves.

His ankle isn't serious and the Thunder are just going to be cautious with him considering this is just preseason. Regardless, ignore him on draft day.
Oct 19 - 6:22 PM

Nick Collison (ankle) will not play in Friday's exhibition game vs. the Raptors.

Collison's injury isn't serious, but he's also not a viable fantasy option in any fantasy leagues. Feel free to ignore the 10-year veteran come draft day.
Oct 17 - 2:58 PM

Nick Collison (sprained ankle) will not play on Wednesday.

The veteran's injury isn't serious but he'll get a day off to rest, allowing OKC to give more minutes to guys like Perry Jones III, Steven Adams and Mitch McGary.

Nick Collison sat out Sunday's practice due to a sprained ankle.

Collison had arthroscopic knee surgery in June but he's since fully recovered, and his ankle injury sounds very minor. The 10-year veteran fills an important niche as a backup big man off the Thunder bench, but it's not a role that translates to fantasy value.
Oct 5 - 4:21 PM

Nick Collison (knee) will be ready for training camp.

He had his knee scoped back in June and was never expected to miss time at training camp. Collison has been a staple in the OKC second unit, but his stats haven't jumped off the page in almost a decade. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Sep 25 - 9:07 PM

Nick Collison has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his knee, according to the Oklahoma City Thunder's official Twitter feed.

The team also tweeted that he is expected to miss 4-6 weeks and then return to normal offseason activities. The reported timetable shouldn't have any effect on Collison's availability for the 2014-15 season as he should be ready for the start of training camp barring any setbacks. While the 33-year-old is a solid fixture in the Thunder's rotation, his 2013-14 averages of 4.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists do a good job of illustrating his limited fantasy upside.
Jun 19 - 1:16 PM

Nick Collison (teeth) is looking for a Game 2 improvement after missing all three of his shots during Monday's Game 2 loss to the Spurs.

Collison started in place of the injured Serge Ibaka and missed all three of his shots in 15 minutes Tuesday night. The 33-year-old also knocked his tooth loose and required stitches to his lip after hitting himself on Tim Duncan's head. "We weren't good enough," said Collison. "Offensively, we've got to be better too. But it's not necessarily like, 'Serge is gone, replay Serge [and his role].' It's like, whoever is the five who are out there have to really play at a high level." Collison will find out on Tuesday if his tooth needs to be glued back into place, but he should be ready to go for Game 2 on Wednesday.
Source: USA Today
May 20 - 10:01 AM

Nick Collison will start Game 1 vs. the Spurs, according to coach Scott Brooks.

The Thunder will have no adjustment period with Serge Ibaka (calf) out indefinitely. Ibaka has missed just three of OKC's last 373 games, so this will certainly be foreign territory for them. Kevin Durant could even see some time at center while Steven Adams may also get some extra run.
May 19 - 1:26 PM

Nick Collison was ejected on Monday for an altercation with Austin Rivers.

Collison is usually in the news for his face getting busted open, but not tonight. He lasted just eight minutes before the ejection, finishing with no points, one board and two assists. There shouldn't be a suspension for this incident.
Apr 14 - 8:58 PM

Nick Collison needed eight stitches on his face after suffering a cut on Sunday.

He's getting cut open a lot these days and needed four staples to the top of his head on Apr. 4. Collison did not score in 16 minutes of action vs. the Pacers, adding two boards, three assists and one block.
Apr 13 - 3:37 PM

Nick Collison needed four staples to the top of his head in the fourth quarter on Thursday.

He was bleeding everywhere and his cut was extremely large based on surface area. Collison was cleared to return and he didn't appear concussed, so he should be fine for Friday Among players appearing in at last five games and logging 20 minutes per contest this season, Collison ranks first in plus-minus per game at 5.8. His impact is more in reality than in fantasy.
Apr 4 - 11:54 AM

Nick Collison scored a season-high 10 points in Sunday's win vs. the Kings, adding seven rebounds and a pair of assists in 17 minutes of action.

Collison is shooting 54 percent from the field and continues to provide competent rebounding and screen-setting off the bench, but he's yet to attempt more than seven field goals in a game this season.
Jan 19 - 10:02 PM

Nick Collison played a season-high 30 minutes against the Jazz on Tuesday with nine points, six boards, three assists and one 3-pointer.

Serge Ibaka (illness) missed his first game of the season tonight and Collison was the main guy to pick up the slack. Ibaka is one of the most durable players in the NBA and has a good chance to return for Thursday's game, so there's not much incentive to picking up Collison.
Jan 8 - 2:36 AM

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PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Reggie Jackson
3Ishmael Smith
4Sebastian Telfair
SG1Andre Roberson
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones
3Anthony Morrow
4Lance Thomas
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Steven Adams
2Kendrick Perkins
3Mitch McGary