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Nick Collison | Center/Forward | #4

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 255
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (12) / OKC
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Nick Collison said he plans to play next season and is hoping to stick with the Thunder.
"I plan to play [next year] for sure," Collison said. "I wasn't sure going into the season how I would feel at the end of the year, but I still enjoy playing, and I enjoy being around the group. I enjoy being on the team, and I still think I have something to offer." Collison will be 37 years old next season and only made 20 appearances for the Thunder in 2016-17, so if he returns he will simply be a locker room guy. May 21 - 11:50 AM

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Nick Collison said he plans to play next season "for sure."

His contract is up, so the 36-year-old forward may be moving on from OKC. He's been with this franchise since its Seattle days and has been a veteran presence despite only playing in a grand total of 128 minutes this season.
Apr 26 - 4:01 PM

Nick Collison started the second half on Wednesday, finishing with two points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes.

The veteran stalwart took over for rookie Domantas Sabonis after halftime, but fantasy owners shouldn't read into the switch. It was a matchup-based tweak from coach Billy Donovan, and even if Collison does start more games his low usage and lack of versatility make him a poor fantasy option.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 01:30:00 AM

Nick Collison started the second half of Wednesday's game ahead of Domantas Sabonis, but he posted just three assists and two rebounds without scoring in seven minutes.

Sabonis struggled against Blake Griffin and committed four fouls in the opening quarter, so it made sense for coach Billy Donovan to look elsewhere to open the second half. Neither Collison nor Sabonis has standard-league fantasy appeal, especially with newly-acquired Jerami Grant threatening their roles.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 01:54:00 AM

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.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 09:54:00 AM

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
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 06:29:00 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.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 02:57:00 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.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 11:15:00 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.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 06:52:00 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.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 06:25:00 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.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 06:20:00 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.
Sun, Jan 24, 2016 10:26:00 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.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 11:30:00 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.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 08:29:00 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