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Nick Collison | Center/Forward

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 255
College: Kansas
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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

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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

Nick Collison (hip) will return to the lineup and face the Clippers on Wednesday.

He missed Sunday's game and could help fill the void left by Kendrick Perkins (personal). Collison does a lot on the court to help the team, but he doesn't do enough in the box score to be added in almost any fantasy league.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 03:22:00 PM

Nick Collison will not play against the Wizards on Sunday due to a hip contusion.

He's played 17.6 minutes per game and is an important ancillary piece for the second unit. The first thing that probably comes to mind for owners is whether this helps hot pickup Steven Adams, but almost all of Collison's minutes have come at power forward while all of Adams' come at the five. That may change tonight or Ibaka may play fewer minutes at center, so Adams could build off his 17-point explosion from Friday, especially with the Wizards allowing a league-worst 68.8 percent on field goal attempts from within five feet.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Beat writer Darnell Mayberry expects Nick Collison to play more in Friday's Game 6 vs. Houston.

Scott Brooks has very strangely not played Collison over 20 minutes in any game, and it's about time he proved capable of making an adjustment when it's desperately needed. Collison averaged 19.5 minutes during the regular season but has not played that much in any game during the playoffs.
Fri, May 3, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Nick Collison, who sat out the regular season finale to rest, will be available for Game 1 against the Rockets.

Collison was never nursing an injury so this is just a reminder that he's good to go and will see his traditional role off the bench.
Sun, Apr 21, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Nick Collison (rest) will sit out of Wednesday's season finale.

Collison will get the night off as he prepares for the playoffs. Hasheem Thabeet and Daniel Orton will be the primary big men for OKC.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Nick Collison (groin) was active on Sunday, as expected, playing 26 minutes off OKC's bench.

He finished with 10 points, six rebounds and one steal, fairly typical numbers for the blue-collar backup big man.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 09:38:00 PM

Nick Collison (groin) missed practice on Saturday to receive treatment and is expected to play on Sunday.

He returned on Friday and scored 11 points in 19 minutes. Collison's game fits in well with the Thunder stars, but he has very little fantasy value.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 03:02:00 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Reggie Jackson
3Sebastian Telfair
4Semaj Christon
SG1Anthony Morrow
2Jeremy Lamb
3Reggie Williams
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones III
3Josh Huestis
4Andre Roberson
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Kendrick Perkins
2Steven Adams
3Mitch McGary
4Hasheem Thabeet