Nick Collison PF/C OKC 12 Hrs

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.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 2 Days

Collison (ankle) was a limited participant in Monday's practice, but he could make his preseason debut Tuesday, the Oklahoman's Anthony Slater reports.

It doesn't sound like Collison is in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season, but even so, he won't approach 30 minutes per game, and can therefore be left alone in shallower leagues.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 2 Days

Collison (ankle) will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Timberwolves, the Star Tribune reports.

Collison dealt with knee issues during the offseason and has now spent training camp nursing an ankle injury. His inability to get on the court is certainly concerning, although the aging veteran should only be owned in the very deepest of leagues that are alright with players who only get on the court for 10-15 minutes a game.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 8 Days

Collison (ankle) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

Collison is still being bothered by an ankle injury and is one of eight Thunder players sitting out Tuesday's contest.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 15 Days

Collison (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's preseason opener, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

Both Collison and Serge Ibaka are nursing sprained ankles and will not suit up Wednesday. Collison was limited to light, on-court work during Tuesday's practice.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 17 Days

Collison (ankle) will sit out Sunday's intrasquad scrimmage, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

The veteran entered camp nursing a knee injury and is now dealing with an ankle sprain. The team is likely holding him out as a precaution, more than anything else. When the regular season begins, Collison will resume his role as a utility big man off the bench behind Steven Adams or Kendrick Perkins, who are competing for the starting center spot.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 27 Days

Collison (knee) will be ready for training camp, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

Collison underwent arthroscopic knee surgery back in June but has fully recovered and won't be limited as camp begins. The veteran will once again serve as a backup big man, likely seeing between 15-20 minutes per game.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 4 Months

Nick Collison has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his knee, according to the Oklahoma City Thunder's official Twitter feed.

The team also tweeted that he is expected to miss 4-6 weeks and then return to normal offseason activities. The reported timetable shouldn't have any effect on Collison's availability for the 2014-15 season as he should be ready for the start of training camp barring any setbacks. While the 33-year-old is a solid fixture in the Thunder's rotation, his 2013-14 averages of 4.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists do a good job of illustrating his limited fantasy upside.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 5 Months

Nick Collison is likely to start Game 1 vs. the Spurs, according to coach Scott Brooks.

The Thunder will have no adjustment period with Serge Ibaka (calf) out indefinitely. Ibaka has missed just three of OKC's last 373 games, so this will certainly be foreign territory for them. Kevin Durant could even see some time at center while Steven Adams may also get some extra run.

Nick Collison PF/C OKC 6 Months

Nick Collison was ejected on Monday for an altercation with Austin Rivers.

Collison is usually in the news for his face getting busted open, but not tonight. He lasted just eight minutes before the ejection, finishing with no points, one board and two assists. There shouldn't be a suspension for this incident.