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Nick Collison | Center/Forward | #4

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (37) / 10/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 255
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (12) / OKC
Contract: view contract details

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Nick Collison is retiring after 15 years in the NBA.
Collison was drafted 12th in the first round way back in 2003 and played every game of his career with the Sonics and Thunder. He never averaged double-digit scoring, but did come close to posting a double-double in 2007-08 and was a favorite among teammates. Collison was always a treat to listen to and could likely earn a job in basketball as soon as he wants. May 10 - 2:25 PM

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Nick Collison strongly hinted that he's leaning toward retirement.

When asked about his NBA future, Collison said that he believes his decision is made, but nothing is finalized just yet. It would be surprising if Collison came back for another season, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him remain with the Thunder organization in a coaching or front office role.
Apr 29 - 2:57 PM

Nick Collison said that he is unsure if he will retire after the 2017-18 season.

Next season will be the 15th season for Collison with the Thunder franchise. His on-production has diminished in recent years, but Collison is still a respected veteran and leader in the locker room. From a fantasy perspective, he can be ignored in all leagues.
Source: Oklahoman
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 09:27:00 AM

Nick Collison is re-signing with the Thunder on a one-year deal.

Collision will spend his 15th and final season playing for the only franchise he's ever known. He appeared in only 20 games last season, averaging just 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds. The Thunder are bringing him back for his role as a locker room leader and mentor. Collison can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 12:13:00 PM

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.
Sun, May 21, 2017 11:50:00 AM

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.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 04:01:00 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

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