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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 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

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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

The Thunder have signed Nick Collison to a multi-year contract extension.

At 34 years old, this move will likely mean that Collison will finish his career with the same organization (Seattle Supersonics at the time) that drafted him. While Collison provides the Thunder with an important veteran presence, he's only averaging 3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds on the season and doesn't belong on any fantasy rosters.
Feb 3 - 12:09 PM

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.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 10:19:00 AM

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.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 03:02:00 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.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 06:22:00 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.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 02:58:00 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.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 02:07:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 04:21:00 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.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 09:07:00 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.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 01:16:00 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
Tue, May 20, 2014 10:01:00 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.
Mon, May 19, 2014 01:26:00 PM

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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