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Nick Collison

34-Year-Old    PF    Oklahoma City Thunder

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

4.1

REB

3.8

AST

1.4

STL

0.5

BLK

0.4

2014 NBA ROS Projections

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REB

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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 t...

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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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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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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
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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 3 25.0 5.0 4.7 2.3 0.3 0.7 0.3 37.5 50.0 1.0 2.0 2.7 0.7 50.0 2.0 5.3 0.7 1.3
Last 14 Days 4 23.8 5.0 5.3 1.8 0.5 0.5 0.3 38.1 60.0 0.8 1.8 3.5 0.5 50.0 2.0 5.3 0.8 1.3
Last 30 Days 5 23.8 6.6 5.2 2.0 0.4 0.8 0.4 46.7 50.0 0.6 1.8 3.4 1.0 40.0 2.8 6.0 0.6 1.2
Last 5 Games 5 23.8 6.6 5.2 2.0 0.4 0.8 0.4 46.7 50.0 0.6 1.8 3.4 1.0 40.0 2.8 6.0 0.6 1.2
Last 10 Games 10 18.5 4.7 3.8 1.7 0.4 0.5 0.3 46.2 66.7 0.5 1.2 2.6 0.7 42.9 1.8 3.9 0.8 1.2
Last 20 Games 20 18.2 4.8 4.4 1.6 0.7 0.5 0.2 43.4 80.0 0.7 1.5 2.9 0.5 40.0 1.8 4.2 1.0 1.3

 

Nick Collison Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Nick Collison – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#3 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #5 Center

XSerge Ibaka

1.  Enes Kanter

2.  Nick Collison

3.  Mitch McGary

4.  Perry Jones

5.  Steve Novak

XKevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder

True Shooting Percentage

48.5%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Nick Collison has a true shooting percentage of 48.5%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2014-15

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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
Preseason Projections 34 OKC 73 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Nick Collison

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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
Preseason Projections 34 OKC 73 1139 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Nick Collison

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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
Preseason Projections 34 OKC 73 15.6 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Nick Collison

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Nick Collison 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 15 at MIN 26 12 3 3 1 0 2 5 7 1 2 1 1 1 2 5
Apr 13 POR 25 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 2 3
Apr 12 at IND 24 1 8 4 0 1 1 0 4 1 2 0 0 4 4 4
Apr 10 SAC 20 5 7 0 1 0 0 2 5 1 1 0 0 1 6 2
Apr 7 SAS                                
Apr 5 HOU                                
Apr 3 at MEM                                
Apr 1 DAL                                
Mar 29 at PHO                                
Mar 28 at UTA                                
Mar 25 at SAS                                
Mar 24 LAL                                
Mar 22 MIA                                
Mar 20 ATL 24 13 5 3 0 2 0 6 9 0 1 1 3 2 3 1
Mar 18 BOS 17 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 3 3
Mar 16 at DAL 11 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 2 0 1
Mar 15 CHI 16 4 5 3 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
Mar 13 MIN 15 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Mar 11 LAC 7 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 1
Mar 8 TOR 9 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Mar 5 at CHI 17 2 5 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
Mar 4 PHI 26 8 6 2 2 1 1 2 5 4 4 0 0 1 5 5
Mar 1 at LAL 22 12 4 2 1 2 1 5 10 2 2 0 0 3 1 3
Feb 27 at POR 12 6 3 1 0 0 2 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 4
Feb 26 at PHO 16 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
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Feb 24 IND 20 5 8 1 3 1 0 2 6 1 2 0 0 3 5 1
Feb 22 DEN 14 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 1
Feb 21 at CHA 16 7 6 1 2 0 1 2 2 3 3 0 0 2 4 1
Feb 19 DAL 26 2 9 1 1 0 2 1 7 0 0 0 2 4 5 2
Feb 11 MEM 28 15 9 2 0 2 0 6 12 2 2 1 3 5 4 2
Feb 9 at DEN 27 2 4 3 0 0 1 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 4 2
Feb 8 LAC 19 4 4 1 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Feb 6 NOP 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Feb 4 at NOP 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Feb 2 ORL 11 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 2
Jan 31 at MEM 17 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Jan 28 at NYK 16 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 3
Jan 26 MIN 17 7 8 2 1 0 0 3 4 1 2 0 0 2 6 4
Jan 25 at CLE 17 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Jan 23 at ATL                                
Jan 21 at WAS 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Jan 20 at MIA 9 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 1
Jan 18 at ORL 15 6 3 2 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 5
Jan 16 GSW                                
Jan 15 at HOU 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 9 UTA 14 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 2
Jan 7 at SAC 17 2 3 3 0 0 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 5
Jan 5 at GSW                                
Jan 2 WAS 16 10 5 1 1 1 0 5 7 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
Dec 31 PHO                                
Dec 28 at DAL 11 2 5 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 2 3 1
Dec 26 CHA 15 6 4 1 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 2 3 1 0
Dec 25 at SAS                                
Dec 23 POR 20 9 4 1 2 0 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 2
Dec 21 NOP 12 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Dec 19 at LAL 22 4 7 2 1 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 3 4 4
Dec 18 at GSW                                
Dec 16 at SAC 13 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
Dec 14 PHO 16 6 1 1 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 4
Dec 12 at MIN 8 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 2
Dec 11 CLE 20 2 4 2 2 1 0 0 4 2 2 0 1 3 1 4
Dec 9 MIL                                
Dec 7 at DET 15 0 5 4 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 4 1 4
Dec 5 at PHI 8 3 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 2
Dec 2 at NOP 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Nov 28 NYK 19 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 2
Nov 26 UTA 12 2 3 1 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 5
Nov 23 GSW 16 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 1 3
Nov 21 BKN 15 5 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 1 2 0 0 2 1 0
Nov 19 at DEN 20 6 2 3 1 0 0 2 5 1 3 1 2 1 1 3
Nov 18 at UTA 22 8 3 0 1 1 2 3 6 0 0 2 5 2 1 2
Nov 16 HOU 16 4 5 1 0 0 1 1 3 2 2 0 2 1 4 4
Nov 14 DET 17 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 1
Nov 12 at BOS 27 12 4 3 0 0 0 4 10 2 2 2 5 0 4 3
Nov 11 at MIL 15 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Nov 9 SAC 25 10 7 2 1 0 1 4 5 0 0 2 2 2 5 4
Nov 7 MEM 25 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 1 1 1 3 2
Nov 4 at TOR 27 11 8 1 0 1 2 4 7 1 2 2 4 2 6 3
Nov 3 at BKN 19 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 2 0 1 2 1 3
Nov 1 DEN 24 2 7 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 0 7 0
Oct 30 at LAC 15 6 6 0 1 1 3 2 5 2 2 0 1 0 6 2
Oct 29 at POR 19 2 3 3 2 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 3 0 3 4

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

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

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Collison (ankle) will be a game-time call Friday against the Kings, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

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Collison (ankle) will go through a workout Thursday, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.

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Collison (ankle) is not close to making a return, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

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Collison has yet to practice on his sprained ankle, The Oklahoman reports.

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Collison (ankle) will miss at least 10 days, NBA.com writer Randy Renner reports.

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Collison suffered a sprained ankle in Friday's 123-115 win over the Hawks, the Oklahoman reports.

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Collison moved into the starting lineup for Friday's game against Portland but ended up only seeing 12 minutes of playing time due to foul trouble. He finished with six points, three rebounds, and one assist.

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Collison will start in place of Enes Kanter Friday against the Trail Blazers, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

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Collison will give way to Enes Kanter in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Charlotte, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.

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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.

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Collison will start Thursday's game against the Mavericks, The Oklahoman reports.

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2014-15

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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.