Darren Collison PG SAC 9 Days

Collison came off the bench behind Ramon Sessions on Wednesday, scoring 18 points (6-12 FG, 4-6 3P, 2-4 FT) with six assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes.

He badly outplayed Sessions on Wednesday, and if that disparity continues through the preseason it's hard to imagine Collison coming off the bench once the regular season tips off.

Darren Collison PG SAC 3 Months

Mike Malone confirmed that Darren Collison will start at point guard on Opening Night.

This isn't surprising but it's the first we've seen that Collison is indeed the man. Ray McCallum is going to push Collison right from the jump but there are a lot of people in the front office that want Collison to look good and he'll likely start off at 30 mpg. From there, if McCallum can unseat Collison it won't take very much to allow a changing of the guard. In any event, Collison profiles as a late round pick at best right now.

Darren Collison PG SAC 3 Months

Darren Collison signs three-year, $16 million deal for the mid-level exception with the Kings.

This deal has been roundly criticized around the league because it highlighted the front office's curious lack of appreciation for previous starter Isaiah Thomas, who is much better than Collison in just about every facet of the game. The controversy has also been fueled by the team pinning its overall problems with passing and defense onto Thomas, particularly when he shouldered so much load last year and was their best community guy -- while the city struggled to convince locals to finance a new arena that ultimately kept the team in town. Collison has said that the Kings are going to give him the keys to the team, so we expect him to start, but Ray McCallum could push him for playing time.

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Sacramento Kings sign G Darren Collison.

The terms of the deal are 3 years and $16 million, according to Clippers beat writer Brad Turner. The 26-year-old averaged 11.4 points, 0.9 three-pointers, 2.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.2 steals in his only season with the Clippers and had a productive mid-season stretch when Chris Paul was injured during which he averaged over six assists per game. It will be interesting to see how this move affects restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas, but Collison could prove to be a very valuable fantasy asset if he finds himself starting for the Kings.

Darren Collison PG SAC 4 Months

The Clippers placed a call to Darren Collison on Tuesday morning.

Coach Doc Rivers hinted that signing Collison was one of the team's priorities. He opted out of his deal last month and is an unrestricted free agent, so Collison could get a look from other teams. The call from the Clippers was believed to be a "cursory call" and no deal is imminent.

Darren Collison PG SAC 4 Months

Clippers coach and president Doc Rivers implied that re-signing Darren Collison is his top priority in free agency.

Rivers couldn't name Collison due to tampering rules, but he left no doubt about his meaning. "You know our first guy, I'll be honest, is one of our guys that opted out," Rivers said. "He's a little guy. That's very important for us." The Clippers are also eager to upgrade their SF position, and they may give precedence to chasing Trevor Ariza or even Carmelo Anthony, but it won't take long for them to make Collison a contract offer.

Darren Collison PG SAC 4 Months

Darren Collison will opt of of the second year of his two-year deal, according to Arash Markazi of ESPN.com.

There were some other smaller reports that he will opt in, but majority of the reports say he's opting out and will become an unrestricted free agent. Collison was terrific after the break last season, averaging 14.2 points, 3.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.2 triples on 47.1 percent from the field. He was a flop as a starter with the Pacers and Mavericks earlier in his career, but he might get a chance to start somewhere else.

Darren Collison PG SAC 5 Months

Clippers backup point guard Darren Collison will reportedly opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Collison has proven to be a quality back up NBA point guard, but hasn't had as much success as a starter. Collison will "definitely" opt out, according to a source, and could realistically land on any NBA roster, but there's also a good chance he could end up returning to the Clippers, where he flourished as CP3's back up.

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Darren Collison caught fire in the fourth quarter of Sunday's exhilarating comeback victory, finishing Game 4 with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, seven rebounds, one assist and zero turnovers.

DC was scoreless in Friday's loss but he bounced back in style, making 4-of-6 shots in the final frame with four of his attempts coming at the rim. The fifth-year guard's production has plummeted in the playoffs, as he's averaging only 8.5 points on 36.8 percent shooting, so hopefully Sunday's gem will mark the beginning of an upswing.

Darren Collison PG SAC 7 Months

Darren Collison will move back to the bench for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers with J.J. Redick back in the starting lineup.

He's done nothing wrong with fantastic play over the past couple months, but it makes a lot of sense to move him back to the bench. The Clippers will need a point guard in their second unit and also a guy who can sustain a high usage rate due to Jamal Crawford (calf) and Danny Granger likely out for the regular season. Collison's value does take a hit and his schedule is not very good the rest of the way, so his owners might need to figure out when they're going to use him. To be clear, he has solid value on a per-game basis.