Nick Collison PF/C OKC 1 day ago

Collison (knee) recorded six points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and three rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Timberwolves.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 5 months ago

Collison (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday and will be able to resume basketball activities in four to six weeks, Royce Young of reports.

Collison battled through ankle injuries during the end of the regular season and apparently also dealt with issues in his right knee as well. The relatively short timetable for Collison's return indicates that he'll be ready to resume basketball activities over the summer.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 5 months ago

Collison finished the 2014-15 season with averages of 4.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 16.7 minutes per game across 66 appearances (two starts) for the Thunder.

Collison, at 34 years old, matched his career-low minutes average from last season, but he also played 15 fewer games this season. The veteran big man's on-court role has been reduced over the years, even if he remains a consummate teammate and mentor for Oklahoma City's younger players. Still, with his contract now expired, it will be interesting to see if Collison returns for another run with the Thunder next season.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 6 months ago

Collison (ankle) made his return to the court against the Kings on Friday. He finished with five points, seven rebounds, and one steal in 20 minutes.

Collison was off the court for multiple weeks but managed to take on his normal role off the bench Friday. As a result he should be able to do the same during the last few games of the season ahead of a potential playoff birth.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 6 months ago

Collison (ankle) will come off the bench in Friday's game against the Kings, The Oklahoman reports.

Collison has been off the court since Mar. 20 and will likely be eased back into action Friday as he works his way back from a sprained ankle. He should compete for playing time with Enes Kanter and Mitch McGary moving forward.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 6 months ago

Collison (ankle) will be a game-time call Friday against the Kings, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

Collison was evaluated during a workout Thursday, and his ankle checked out to the point that the team feels comfortable giving him the "game-time decision" designation. If he does play, however, he isn't likely to be a major factor.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 6 months ago

Collison (ankle) will go through a workout Thursday, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

The Thunder said Sunday that Collison is not close to returning, but he's made some progress over the last few days, and he'll work out Thursday to give the team an opportunity to evaluate his progress. Collison seems unlikely to play Friday versus Sacramento, though more will be known following the workout.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 6 months ago

Collison (ankle) is not close to making a return, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

Collison is seemingly in danger of missing the rest of the regular season, and there's no guarantee the Thunder will qualify for the playoffs. Still, there's some chance Collison could be a big part of the rotation, if he gets back on the court before Serge Ibaka (knee). OKC has been giving huge minutes to both Enes Kanter and Steven Adams, with Mitch McGary play a key role off the bench.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 6 months ago

Collison has yet to practice on his sprained ankle, The Oklahoman reports.

Collison initially suffered the injury on Mar. 20, which was accompanied by at least 10 days of recovery. Because he continues to rehab, he'll almost assuredly miss Wednesday's game versus the Mavericks.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 7 months ago

Collison (ankle) will miss at least 10 days, writer Randy Renner reports.

The Thunder continue to experience remarkably bad injury luck, as Collison's absence is piled on to an injury list that already features Kevin Durant (foot), Serge Ibaka (knee) and Enes Kanter (ankle) with mostly indefinite timetables. Steven Adams and Mitch McGary figure to get as many minutes as they can handle while Collison is out, foul counts permitting.