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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 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. Apr 30 - 8:42 PM

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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.
Apr 10 - 6:19 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.
Apr 10 - 1:03 PM

Nick Collison (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Kings.

Collison's left ankle has kept him out for over two week, but it sounds as though he's getting closer to a return. While Collison's return will be a boost to the Thunder's bench depth, he doesn't have a large role in their rotation and can be left on the waiver wire once he returns.
Apr 9 - 1:50 PM

Nick Collison (ankle) will be reevaluated after he goes through a workout on Thursday.

Collison has been out for over two weeks so the good news is that we should have a more accurate timetable soon. However, Collison didn't have a sizable role off the bench prior to suffering the injury so there is no need to give him a look outside of the deepest of leagues. Expect another update on Thursday afternoon.
Apr 8 - 1:38 PM

Nick Collison (ankle) did not play on Tuesday, as expected.

The Thunder veteran doesn't have a clear return date and he's yet to resume practicing, so even deep-league owners should ignore him. His absence shifts a few extra minutes to Steven Adams, Mitch McGary and Enes Kanter.
Apr 7 - 11:20 PM

Nick Collison (ankle) did not practice on Monday.

He doesn't look close to a return and is extremely unlikely to play on Tuesday. Enes Kanter, Steven Adams and Mitch McGary should log most of the minutes at the four and five. Collison can remain on the wire.
Apr 6 - 2:19 PM

Nick Collison (ankle) isn't expected to return anytime soon according to head coach Scott Brooks.

Collison wasn't an asset in most leagues before suffering the injury, so this news doesn't have many fantasy implications. Mitch McGary will remain in the rotation in the frontcourt for now, but he is only worth a look in deeper leagues. Leave Collison on the wire.
Apr 5 - 11:26 AM

Nick Collison (ankle) and Andre Roberson (ankle) were spotted going through an on-court workout on Friday, but head coach Scott Brooks said "they are still a ways away."

Both Collison and Roberson are capable of getting minutes in OKC's rotation when healthy, but those minutes rarely translate to usable statistics with regards to fantasy. With no clear return date in sight, both Collison and Roberson belong on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Apr 3 - 1:42 PM

Head coach Scott Brooks said that Nick Collison will be out for "at least 10 days" with a sprained left ankle.

Collison was seen using crutches after the game, so this news isn't too surprising. This is obviously a devastating blow for the Thunder, as they are already extremely shorthanded. Serge Ibaka (knee) and Kevin Durant (foot) won't be back anytime soon, and Enes Kanter is struggling with an ankle issue, meaning Steven Adams and Mitch McGary will have to do their best to fill the void for the depleted Thunder, with Adams being the primary beneficiary. We will update Collison's status when we know more, but he can be dropped in just about all leagues.

Nick Collison suffered an ankle injury in Friday's game and was seen on crutches after the game.

"I don’t feel good," said Collison. "But we’ll see what it is tomorrow." He finished with 13 points, five boards, three assists, two blocks and one three in his 24 minutes, which may indicate that his role is about to increase. Still, after years of doing nothing in fantasy leagues and this injury, owners can watch this action from the wire.
Mar 21 - 2:13 AM

Nick Collison will shift back to the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Hornets, while Enes Kanter will step into the starting lineup.

Collison scored just two points with nine rebounds in a start on Thursday, so a move back to the bench isn't going to do his value any favors. Leave Collison on the wire.
Feb 21 - 12:34 PM

Nick Collison played 26 minutes in his first start of the season on Thursday, scoring two points with nine rebounds, one assist and one steal on 1-of-7 from the field.

Despite what Kevin Durant might say, Collison is not a guy who will produce much. He isn't in the rotation for every game and his minutes will be even less once Enes Kanter is ready to roll, which should be on Saturday.
Feb 19 - 11:40 PM

Nick Collison will start at center for Thursday's game against the Mavericks.

Collison was able to put up 15 points and nine rebounds during his last game, so he's worth using as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Mitch McGary is also worth a look as Collison's only backup, but it's worth noting that foul trouble limited him to two rebounds and no other statistics during his last outing.
Feb 19 - 6:23 PM

Nick Collison scored a season-high 15 points against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

He stepped up in the first half and only scored four points in the fourth quarter, so it wasn't a garbage-time special. Collison is still is not worth owning in most leagues and will lose even more value once Steven Adams (hand) comes back.
Feb 11 - 11:28 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2D.J. Augustin
SG1Andre Roberson
2Dion Waiters
3Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Anthony Morrow
4Steve Novak
5Perry Jones
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Enes Kanter
3Nick Collison
C1Steven Adams
2Mitch McGary