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35-Year-Old    PF    Oklahoma City Thunder

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

2.2

REB

2.9

AST

0.8

STL

0.3

BLK

0.3

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Collison signed a two-year extension with the Thunder this February, keeping him under contract through the 2016-17 season. He's spent his entire 11-year career with the Thunder organization, going back to when they were still playing as the Seattle Sonics. At 35 years old, ...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 255 lbs   DOB: 10/26/1980  College: Kansas   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #12 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year, $8 million extension with the Thunder in February 2015.

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Nick Collison NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 82 17.0 5.6 4.6 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.0 53.7 70.3 0.8 1.9 2.7 0.0 0.0 2.3 4.3 1.0 1.4
2005-06 24 66 21.9 7.5 5.6 1.1 0.3 0.5 0.0 52.5 69.9 1.2 2.2 3.4 0.0 0.0 3.1 6.0 1.2 1.7
2006-07 25 82 29.0 9.6 8.1 1.0 0.6 0.8 0.0 50.0 77.4 1.5 2.8 5.3 0.0 0.0 3.9 7.8 1.9 2.4
2007-08 26 78 28.5 9.8 9.4 1.4 0.6 0.8 0.0 50.2 73.7 1.5 3.3 6.1 0.0 0.0 4.1 8.2 1.6 2.1
2008-09 27 71 25.8 8.2 6.9 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.0 56.8 72.1 1.0 2.5 4.3 0.0 0.0 3.4 6.0 1.4 1.9
2009-10 28 75 20.8 5.9 5.1 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.0 58.9 69.2 0.8 2.0 3.1 0.1 25.0 2.4 4.1 1.0 1.4
2010-11 29 OKC 71 21.5 4.6 4.5 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.0 56.6 75.3 0.8 1.7 2.8 0.0 0.0 1.9 3.4 0.8 1.0
2011-12 30 OKC 63 20.7 4.5 4.3 1.3 0.5 0.4 0.0 59.7 71.0 1.0 1.9 2.5 0.0 0.0 1.9 3.2 0.7 1.0
2012-13 31 OKC 81 19.5 5.1 4.1 1.5 0.6 0.4 0.0 59.5 76.9 0.9 1.5 2.6 0.0 0.0 2.2 3.7 0.7 1.0
2013-14 32 OKC 81 16.7 4.2 3.6 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.0 55.6 71.0 0.9 1.4 2.2 0.2 23.5 1.7 3.0 0.8 1.1
2014-15 33 OKC 66 16.7 4.1 3.8 1.4 0.5 0.4 0.2 41.9 69.2 0.7 1.4 2.4 0.9 26.7 1.6 3.8 0.7 1.0
2015-16 34 OKC 44 12.1 2.2 2.9 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.0 44.7 72.4 0.8 1.3 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.9 0.5 0.7
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nick Collison NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 8.5 1.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 4 8.3 1.5 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 42.9 0.0 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.8 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 9 10.3 2.8 2.9 0.4 0.1 0.6 0.0 60.0 70.0 0.6 2.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.7 0.8 1.1
Last 5 Games 5 9.8 2.8 1.6 0.2 0.2 0.8 0.0 60.0 100.0 1.0 1.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.0 0.4 0.4
Last 10 Games 10 10.3 2.5 2.6 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.0 56.3 58.3 0.5 1.8 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.6 0.7 1.2
Last 20 Games 20 10.5 1.8 2.4 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.0 40.6 56.2 0.5 1.5 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.6 0.5 0.8

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Nick Collison
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 11 NOP 13 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
2016-2Feb 8 @PHO 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2016-2Feb 6 @GSW Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 3 ORL 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2016-2Feb 1 WAS 11 4 2 0 1 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
2016-1Jan 29 HOU Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 27 @MIN 16 8 3 1 0 3 1 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 0 1
2016-1Jan 26 @NYK Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 24 @BKN 12 3 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 3 1 4
2016-1Jan 22 @DAL 21 6 11 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 6 0 0 6 5 2
2016-1Jan 20 CHA Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 19 @DEN 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016-1Jan 17 MIA Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 15 MIN 7 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
2016-1Jan 13 DAL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 12 @MIN 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2016-1Jan 10 @POR 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-1Jan 8 @LAL 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2016-1Jan 6 MEM 17 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 2 2 3
2016-1Jan 4 SAC 5 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
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2016-1Jan 2 @CHA 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
2015-12Dec 31 PHO 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
2015-12Dec 29 MIL 12 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015-12Dec 27 DEN 15 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
2015-12Dec 25 CHI 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
2015-12Dec 23 @LAL 18 4 8 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
2015-12Dec 21 @LAC 9 2 6 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 3
2015-12Dec 19 LAL 16 5 4 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 4 1
2015-12Dec 17 @CLE 8 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
2015-12Dec 16 POR 22 4 3 1 1 0 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
2015-12Dec 13 UTA 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2
2015-12Dec 11 @UTA 15 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 3
2015-12Dec 10 ATL 11 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
2015-12Dec 8 @MEM 15 0 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
2015-12Dec 6 SAC Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 3 @MIA 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015-11Nov 30 @ATL 13 2 3 1 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 4
2015-11Nov 27 DET 8 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2015-11Nov 25 BKN 12 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
2015-11Nov 23 @UTA 18 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
2015-11Nov 22 DAL 17 10 5 1 0 1 1 4 6 2 2 0 0 3 2 3
2015-11Nov 20 NYK 20 6 7 1 1 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 3
2015-11Nov 18 NOP 18 2 3 4 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
2015-11Nov 16 @MEM 17 2 4 1 0 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 3
2015-11Nov 15 BOS 15 4 4 2 1 0 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 3 3
2015-11Nov 13 PHI 19 6 8 2 0 1 2 3 6 0 0 0 1 4 4 4
2015-11Nov 10 @WAS 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015-11Nov 8 PHO Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 5 @CHI 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2015-11Nov 4 TOR 15 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 2
2015-11Nov 2 @HOU Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 1 DEN 10 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 3 0
2015-10Oct 30 @ORL Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 28 SAS 8 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Nick Collison Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Nick Collison – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#5 Center
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1.  Steven Adams

2.  Enes Kanter

3.  Serge Ibaka

4.  Mitch McGary

5.  Nick Collison

Oklahoma City Thunder

True Shooting Percentage

49.6%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Nick Collison has a true shooting percentage of 49.6%.

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Nick Collison NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 82 36.0 11.9 9.7 0.8 0.9 1.3 0.0 53.7 70.3 1.6 4.0 5.7 0.1 0.0 4.9 9.1 2.1 3.0
2005-06 24 66 36.0 12.3 9.1 1.8 0.5 0.9 0.0 52.5 69.9 1.9 3.6 5.6 0.1 0.0 5.1 9.8 2.0 2.8
2006-07 25 82 36.0 12.0 10.1 1.2 0.7 1.0 0.0 50.0 77.4 1.9 3.5 6.6 0.0 0.0 4.8 9.6 2.3 3.0
2007-08 26 78 36.0 12.4 11.8 1.8 0.8 1.0 0.0 50.2 73.7 1.9 4.1 7.7 0.0 0.0 5.2 10.4 2.0 2.7
2008-09 27 71 36.0 11.5 9.6 1.3 1.0 1.0 0.0 56.8 72.1 1.4 3.6 6.1 0.0 0.0 4.8 8.4 1.9 2.7
2009-10 28 75 36.0 10.1 8.9 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.0 58.9 69.2 1.5 3.5 5.4 0.1 25.0 4.2 7.1 1.7 2.5
2010-11 29 OKC 71 36.0 7.8 7.5 1.6 1.0 0.7 0.0 56.6 75.3 1.3 2.8 4.7 0.0 0.0 3.2 5.7 1.3 1.7
2011-12 30 OKC 63 36.0 7.8 7.5 2.3 0.9 0.8 0.0 59.7 71.0 1.7 3.3 4.3 0.0 0.0 3.3 5.5 1.2 1.7
2012-13 31 OKC 81 36.0 9.4 7.6 2.8 1.2 0.7 0.0 59.5 76.9 1.6 2.8 4.8 0.1 0.0 4.0 6.7 1.4 1.8
2013-14 32 OKC 81 36.0 9.0 7.8 2.8 0.8 0.7 0.1 55.6 71.0 1.9 3.1 4.7 0.5 23.5 3.6 6.4 1.8 2.5
2014-15 33 OKC 66 36.0 8.9 8.2 2.9 1.1 0.8 0.5 41.9 69.2 1.5 2.9 5.2 2.0 26.7 3.5 8.3 1.5 2.1
2015-16 34 OKC 44 36.0 6.6 8.6 2.2 0.8 0.9 0.0 44.7 72.4 2.2 3.7 4.9 0.1 0.0 2.6 5.8 1.4 2.0
Rest Of Season Projections 35 OKC 20 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Nick Collison
Preseason Projections 35 OKC 69 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Nick Collison

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nick Collison NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 23 82 1396 463 376 32 34 50 0 53.7 70.3 62 156 220 3 0.0 190 354 83 118
2005-06 24 66 1448 493 368 74 21 35 0 52.5 69.9 77 143 225 3 0.0 207 394 79 113
2006-07 25 82 2378 790 666 82 48 66 0 50.0 77.4 123 229 437 2 0.0 318 636 154 199
2007-08 26 78 2223 767 730 113 47 60 0 50.2 73.7 118 254 476 2 0.0 322 641 123 167
2008-09 27 71 1831 584 489 66 51 50 0 56.8 72.1 73 181 308 2 0.0 243 428 98 136
2009-10 28 75 1560 439 384 38 37 48 1 58.9 69.2 63 152 232 4 25.0 182 309 74 107
2010-11 29 OKC 71 1524 329 316 69 42 31 0 56.6 75.3 55 119 197 0 0.0 137 242 55 73
2011-12 30 OKC 63 1307 284 274 82 33 28 0 59.7 71.0 61 119 155 1 0.0 120 201 44 62
2012-13 31 OKC 81 1583 412 333 121 51 30 0 59.5 76.9 69 123 210 4 0.0 176 296 60 78
2013-14 32 OKC 81 1353 338 293 104 30 28 4 55.6 71.0 71 116 177 17 23.5 134 241 66 93
2014-15 33 OKC 66 1101 273 250 90 35 25 16 41.9 69.2 45 90 160 60 26.7 106 253 45 65
2015-16 34 OKC 44 531 97 127 33 12 14 0 44.7 72.4 33 55 72 2 0.0 38 85 21 29
Rest Of Season Projections 35 OKC 20 101 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Nick Collison
Preseason Projections 35 OKC 69 883 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Nick Collison

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nick Collison NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 23 82 17.0 57.0 53.7 6.4 12.4 0.5 8.5
2005-06 24 66 21.9 55.6 52.5 12.4 12.9 1.0 10.5
2006-07 25 82 29.0 54.6 50.0 8.8 13.2 0.7 14.2
2007-08 26 78 28.5 53.7 50.2 12.0 12.5 1.0 15.8
2008-09 27 71 25.8 59.9 56.8 10.5 11.6 0.9 13.3
2009-10 28 75 20.8 61.6 59.1 8.3 13.8 0.6 9.6
2010-11 29 OKC 71 21.5 60.0 56.6 17.3 13.8 1.3 8.6
2011-12 30 OKC 63 20.7 62.2 59.7 22.1 16.4 1.3 8.6
2012-13 31 OKC 81 19.5 62.4 59.5 23.3 13.3 1.8 9.1
2013-14 32 OKC 81 16.7 59.9 56.4 22.8 15.5 1.5 7.3
2014-15 33 OKC 66 16.7 48.5 45.1 21.6 10.8 2.0 7.0
2015-16 34 OKC 44 12.1 49.6 44.7 20.2 20.2 1.0 4.4
Rest Of Season Projections 35 OKC 20 5.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Nick Collison
Preseason Projections 35 OKC 69 12.8 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Nick Collison

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nick Collison: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Collison will start at center in Sunday's matchup with Brooklyn, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports.

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Collison contributed six points (1-2 FG, 4-6 FT) and 11 rebounds across 21 minutes during the Thunder's 109-106 win over the Mavericks on Friday.

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Collison will make a start at center Friday against the Mavericks, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.

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Collison (coach's decision) didn't play in Wednesday's 109-95 victory over the Hornets.

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Collison is averaging 2.2 points (on 43.8 percent shooting), three rebounds, and 0.9 assists in 13.2 minutes across nine contests in December.

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Collison played 17 minutes in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies, scoring two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt) while collecting four rebounds, two blocks, and an assist.

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Collison (rest) will sit out Friday's preseason game against Turkish club Fenerbahce Ulker, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

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Collison (knee) recorded six points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and three rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Timberwolves.

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Collison (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday and will be able to resume basketball activities in four-to-six weeks, Royce Young of DailyThunder.com reports.

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Collison finished the 2014-15 season with averages of 4.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 16.7 minutes per game across 66 appearances (two starts) for the Thunder.

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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.

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Collison (ankle) will come off the bench in Friday's game against the Kings, The Oklahoman reports.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Collison has offered much more real-life value than he has fantasy value throughout his 10-year NBA career, and that's not going to change this coming season. As the only member of Oklahoma City over the age of 30, Collison will provide veteran leadership and toughness off the bench for the Thunder. He figures to see a similar amount of playing time after averaging 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 17 minutes per contest as Serge Ibaka's backup last season, though he could cede some minutes here and there to rookie Mitch McGary and potentially Perry Jones as well.

2013-14

The player with the longest tenure on the franchise (he spent four years in Seattle before the team moved southeast) is a player who shows off the distinct differences between fantasy and reality. Collison plays his role excellently for the Thunder, but he does not produce substantial numbers, and he hasn't for along time. His pick-setting and help defense are a big factor in the Thunder winning, but they won't help many fantasy teams.

2012-13

Collison's dirty-work role is more valuable to the Thunder than to fantasy owners. He averaged 20.7 minutes last season in 63 games, but he could see slightly increased minutes if Kendrick Perkins' injuries bleed into the regular season. In that case, OKC could shift Serge Ibaka to center and insert Nick Collison at power forward. Even then, though, don't expect many fantasy worthy numbers beyond, perhaps, rebounds.

2011-12

Collison provides the Thunder with steady play off the bench, but his role as a reserve limits his fantasy potential. The midseason acquisition of Kendrick Perkins last year solidified the bench role of the former part-time starter. He'll still get 20 or so minutes as the first man off the bench in the 4-5 rotation, doing the dirty work underneath the hoop. His production fell last season to 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, both career lows, as he played in only 71 games thanks to injuries. A shortened NBA season should help keep the role player fresher this season.

2010-11

Except for the 2007-08 season, when he averaged close to 10 rebounds per game, Collison has never really been a rosterable fantasy option by most formats. After the Thunder's draft-day acquisition of Collison-clone Cole Aldrich (both are defense-oriented big men who went to Kansas), Collison's stock falls even further. Even before the team acquired Aldrich, things weren't looking so hot: Nenad Krstic and Serge Ibaka are probably both ahead of Collison on the depth chart.

2009-10

Collison is a defensive-minded center. He attacks the glass on the offensive end, and plays with energy and determination. Collisonís per-game averages show little change whether he is starting or coming off the bench. He started 40 games at center for the Thunder but, with the team out of contention, head coach Scott Brooks installed Nenad Krstic as the teamís starting pivot for their final 29 games. Rookies Serge Ibaka and B.J. Mullens arenít likely to find themselves in the rotation at the beginning of the year, but, recently acquired big man, Etan Thomas will be competing with Collison and Krstic for the starting job. Krstic didnít separate himself when put into the starting role last year, and the Thunder will probably have a fluid division of minutes at the center position. If the Thunder struggle early in the season and fall out of the playoff race, they could easily opt to put Ibaka or Mullens in the starting lineup to give them more experience. Any such move would limit Collisonís production. While there are a number of questions about Collisonís role going into the 2009-2010 season, his ability to log minutes both at center and power forward should ensure that heís in the mix.

2008-09

Collison is coming off of the best season of his career, in which almost averaged a double-double (career bests 9.8 points and 9.4 boards) despite playing less than 29 mpg and only starting 35 times in 78 games. Collison is undersized as a center at only 6-9, but he is not scared to throw around his 255 pounds as he uses contact and hustle on defense and a surprisingly skilled offensive repertoire to good effect. Collisonís game isnít dominant or diverse enough for him to become an impact center, but he shoots good percentages from both the field (50.2% FG) and the line (73.7% FT) which, when combined with the scoring and rebounds, makes him a viable rotation-caliber player.

2007-08

Collison is coming off of the best season of his career, during which he took over as the starting center for the Sonics and averaged almost a double-double (11.0 points, 9.0 boards) in 54 starts in the middle. His game is not dominant or diverse enough to consider him an impact fantasy starter, but he shoots good percentages from both the field and the line. Combine that with the scoring and rebounds, and youíve got a more-than viable rotation player.

2006-07

Collison showed promise last year, but injuries have derailed his development. This year he'll back up Chris Wilcox at power foward. The Sonics are committed to developing Johan Petro and Robert Swift at center, which also will limit Collison's minutes.

2005-06

After losing his rookie year to injury, Collison showed continued development as a sophomore, averaging 5.7 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17 minutes per game. Collison could see about 25-30 minutes per game this season, which would increase his fantasy value somewhat, but not enough to make a big difference as he'll still be relied upon to do the dirty work inside. However, new coach Bob Weiss has given Collison the green light to shoot from long distance more often than he did last season. Collison will battle Vladimir Radmanovic and Reggie Evans to start at power forward.

2004-05

Collison spent last season sidelined with shoulder injuries. But watching and learning in what amounted to a red-shirt year should benefit the 6-foot-9 forward. The Sonics' frontcourt is weak, so Collison will have an opportunity for solid minutes. He'll have his share of growing pains, though, as a rookie.

2003-04

Collison will miss his rookie season because of shoulder injuries. He was to compete for the starting power forward job. Keep an eye on him for next year's draft, though, as he'll fall off everyone's radar.