Nick Collison PF/C OKC 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 1 month ago

Collison suffered a sprained ankle in Friday's 123-115 win over the Hawks, Oklahoman reports.

Collison was spotted on crutches after the game, but coach Scott Brooks declined to speculate as to whether the injury could cost him time, saying simply, "Don't know his status." The 34-year-old Collison chipped in 13 points, five rebounds, three assists and two blocks Friday in 24 minutes, the most minutes he's played since March 4.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 2 months ago

Collison moved into the starting lineup for Friday's game against Portland but ended up only seeing 12 minutes of plating time due to foul trouble. He finished with six points, three rebounds, and one assist.

Collison got the start in place of the injured Enes Kanter (thigh) but was unable to take full advantage of the promotion since he averaged a foul for every three minutes that he played. He'll likely be given the start whenever Kanter is unable to play in the future, although as evidenced by Friday's limited outing, that doesn't necessarily make Collison a candidate for increased production.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 2 months ago

Collison will start in place of Enes Kanter Friday against the Trail Blazers, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

Collison will get another run in the starting lineup Friday thanks to an injury to the thigh of Enes Kanter. However, his presence in the lineup is likely temporary, as he will likely return to the bench once Kanter returns. Collison and Mitch McGary are likely the biggest beneficiaries of Kanter's injury, and both should see added minutes Friday.