Nick Collison PF/C OKC 3 Days
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 4 Days
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.
Nick Collison PF/C OKC 10 Days
Collison will give way to Enes Kanter in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Charlotte, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.Collison still figures to serve as the first big man off the bench, and with Kevin Durant (foot) unable to play, it's not entirely out of the question that Collison could reach the 26-to-28 minutes he played in each of the last three games.
Nick Collison PF/C OKC 11 Days
Collison started at center during Thursday's game against the Mavericks. He finished with two points (1-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 26 minutes.Collison was forced into his first start of the season Thursday due to a combination of injuries and players departing after the trade deadline. The Thunder play against the Hornets on Saturday and Collison may find himself in the starting lineup yet again, although the most tenured player on the Thunder provides limited value even when he sees significant minutes on the floor.
Nick Collison PF/C OKC 12 Days
Collison will start Thursday's game against the Mavericks, The Oklahoman reports.Because Kendrick Perkins was exchanged for Enes Kanter prior to Thursday's trade deadline, Collison and Mitch McGary are the only options for coach Scott Brooks to consider at the five. Collison has yet to start this season, but during his last two nods during the 2012-13 season, he averaged five points (on 63 percent shooting) and 1.5 rebounds in 19 minutes.
Nick Collison PF/C OKC 28 Days
Collison signed a two-year extension worth close to $8 million with the Thunder on Tuesday, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
A glance at Collison's numbers show that he's been a relatively minor contributor this season, but he's considered one of the better locker room guys in the league and has been with the organization since being drafted by Seattle in 2004. The deal will keep the 34-year-old in Oklahoma City for two more seasons, after which it's reasonable to think he may consider retirement. Collison is averaging 3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game this season.
Nick Collison PF/C OKC 1 Month
Collison played nine minutes off the bench Tuesday, recording one point and four rebounds in the contest.
Collison's playing time has been up and down this month, as he has only had back-to-back double digit minute games just once. His role seems to be diminishing and he remains a very low-end fantasy option.
Nick Collison PF/C OKC 3 Months
Collison recorded a line of eight points (3-6 FG, 2-5 3Pt), three rebounds, one steal, and one block on Tuesday. He turned the ball over twice in 22 minutes during the loss to the Jazz.
Collison attempted five 3-pointers on Tuesday, something he doesn't normally do. The veteran plays defense well, but continues to have no fantasy value, even on an injury depleted Thunder squad.
Nick Collison PF/C OKC 4 Months
Collison scored three points (1-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and secured three rebounds in 19 minutes of play against the New Jersey Nets on Monday.
Collison is a defensive role player that holds immense value to NBA teams with championship aspirations. Unfortunately, that doesn't translate to fantasy sports. The 10 year veteran is waiver wire fodder barring injuries to multiple front court players.
Nick Collison PF/C OKC 4 Months
Collison (ankle) will make his preseason debut for the Thunder on Tuesday, the Oklahoman's Anthony Slater reports.
He will likely be the first big man off the bench, as Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams continue to start in the frontcourt. Consider Collison healthy moving forward.