Darren Collison PG LAC 14 Hrs
Darren Collison scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, four assists and two steals in 40 minutes on Monday against the Suns.
Collison looks locked and loaded into big minutes until Jamal Crawford returns, and the Clippers look like they want to play things safe on that front. That could mean Crawford is day-to-day or worse, and Collison should be owned and started until the wheels fall off.
Darren Collison PG LAC 3 Days
Darren Collison played 41 minutes in another start on Saturday and had 12 points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer in a win over the Hawks.
The end is near for Collison, as Jamal Crawford returned from a calf injury tonight. Crawford was 0-of-2 in 10 minutes, but should quickly eat into Collison's minutes going forward. If you are looking for a player to drop in order to pick up a hot free agent, Collison is a prime candidate despite tonight's big minutes. He also had a couple costly turnovers last in a close game against the Hawks, which may not sit well with coach Doc Rivers, either.
Darren Collison PG LAC 5 Days
Darren Collison hit 9-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 24 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 30 minutes in another start for Jamal Crawford (calf) in Thursday's blowout win over the Lakers.
Collison led the team in scoring in a 142-94 blowout, which was both the biggest win in Clippers history, and the worst loss in Lakers history. Collison will take a hit once Crawford is back and word before tonight's game was that he is "very close." But if you picked Collison up recently and played him, he's given you about all you could hope for. We'd recommend hanging onto Collison until Crawford is back and at full strength, but it looks like Collison's run is about to come to an end.
Darren Collison PG LAC 7 Days
Darren Collison played 40 minutes against the Suns on Tuesday, scoring 18 points with three boards, five assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.
He has really come on strong in his starts at shooting guard. Collison has found his stroke from distance, the steals have been there and he's handed out 4.0 dimes per game in his last four. Jamal Crawford (calf) isn't expected to be out much longer, so Collison probably isn't really worth an add in the shallower formats which he's available.
Darren Collison PG LAC 10 Days
Darren Collison started and hit 5-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, three assists and four steals in Saturday's blowout win.
It looks like he should get a couple more starts with Jamal Crawford out with a calf injury, making Collison a solid option. Crawford is hoping to return in the upcoming week, maybe on Thursday night, but until then, Collison should be in fantasy lineups.
Darren Collison PG LAC 10 Days
Darren Collison will start at shooting guard for the Clippers vs. the Pelicans on Saturday.
The Clippers have lost their top two options at the shooting guard spot with J.J. Redick (back) and Jamal Crawford (calf) going down. Collison started the second half of Wednesday's game and he should see close to 30 minutes tonight. Collison has really been a nice asset in fantasy for his production in percentages, so he's a decent short-term add in standard leagues.
Darren Collison PG LAC 12 Days
Darren Collison started the second half on Wednesday after Jamal Crawford left with a calf injury and had 19 points, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers on 8-of-14 shooting.
Crawford could end up missing time with the injury and Collison looks like a solid pickup in case it happens. Just keep in mind that Danny Granger could be joining the Clippers soon, and would also get some minutes at both SG and SF.
Darren Collison PG LAC 15 Days
Darren Collison scored 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, three assists and one triple in 22 minutes off the bench on Monday.
If standard league owners added him in the wake of the Chris Paul thumb news a few days ago they can let him go, but if you're in a deeper league and he starts to do this every night then he may be worth a look.
Darren Collison PG LAC 18 Days
Darren Collison scored four points with one assist in 14 minutes on Friday, but Chris Paul sprained his thumb after the game and may miss some time.
Or, he won't. We just don't know. But adding Collison on a speculative basis in first-come, first-serve leagues is the play here as long as owners are comfortable with the risk.
Darren Collison PG LAC 20 Days
The Clippers are interested in making a deal involving Iman Shumpert and Darren Collison.
While Collison was outstanding as the starter, he hasn't co-existed very well with Chris Paul in the lineup. While the two are on the court together, the Clippers shoot 43.9 percent from the field, which is well below their season total of 47.2 percent. Plus, Paul's offensive efficiency without Collison is 112 vs. 103 with him. The Clippers could use an extra wing with J.J. Redick out indefinitely, but nothing is imminent and the team does not want to take back Raymond Felton's contract.