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Nick Collison | Center/Forward | #4

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 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. Jan 26 - 6:20 PM

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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.
Jan 24 - 10:26 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.
Jan 22 - 11:30 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.
Jan 22 - 8:29 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

Nick Collison (knee) has been fully cleared for training camp.

Collison underwent arthroscopic knee surgery back in April, but he has fully recovered and will be 100 percent for training camp. In 11 years of playing professional basketball, Collison has never put forth a statistically relevant season for the purposes of fantasy hoops, and that will not change in Year-12.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 12:10:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 08:42:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 06:19:00 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.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 01:03:00 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.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 01:50:00 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.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 01:38:00 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.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 11:20:00 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.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 02:19:00 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.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 11:26:00 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.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 01:42:00 PM

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