HoopsHype Darren Collison rumors

November 16, 2012 Updates

One source with knowledge of the situation told HOOPSWORLD recently that Hibbert’s slow start is not a big surprise, as former Pacers point guard Darren Collison had a lot to do with Hibbert’s success last season, and Collison is now playing for the Mavericks following an offseason trade. “Darren was my good friend,” Hibbert tells HOOPSWORLD. “We talked, sat together on the plane, used to go have dinner on the road, lunch, always watching film together, just talking it through. I’d be frustrated at him at times and he’d be frustrated with me, but we’d talk it through. I used to get a lot of open layups, just him throwing the ball to me and the give-n-go cut. That’s something he’d get once or twice a game, but things change and obviously you have to adjust.” HoopsWorld

November 9, 2012 Updates

Bill Ingram: A source familiar with the situation in Indy told me earlier today that part of Hibbert's issue is the absence of Darren Collison. Twitter @TheRocketGuy

October 17, 2012 Updates

I've been advised that you can safely rule out extensions for the Dallas guard duo of Darren Collison and Rodrigue Beaubois, with the Mavericks intent on preserving maximum cap space for the summer of 2013 after 2012's unsuccessful run at Deron Williams. ESPN.com

October 13, 2012 Updates

After close inspection, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is very impressed with the speed point guard Darren Collion has displayed thus far in training camp. “He’s one of the fastest guards I’ve ever played with,’’ Nowitzki said of one of his new teammates. “Obviously, he’s got to use that speed to our advantage. “He’s got to push the ball off makes, misses -- it doesn’t really matter. He’s got to fly up the court and get the wings running with him.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

September 21, 2012 Updates

The Elton Brand-Chris Kaman pairing isn’t the only Mavericks newcomer duo with L.A. roots that’s reuniting. Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo played for college rivals UCLA and USC, respectively, but they’ve shared a backcourt in a bunch of summer pickup games. They believe that informal experience will be a factor in forming instant chemistry now that they’re the Mavs’ starting guards. “It’s going to help make it a lot easier,” Mayo said. “Competing against Darren, I understand he’s a great player and a heck of a competitor. When we play in the summertime at UCLA, we’re actually on the same team a lot of time just because we’re familiar with each other and feel like that can give us an edge in pickup games.” ESPN.com

July 25, 2012 Updates

Darren Collison: I'm going to play my game. They brought me over here for a reason. I can definitely use my speed and quickness. When J.J. Barea was over here, he used the pick and roll with Dirk Nowitzki at his best. Same thing with Jason Terry. There's no reason why I can't use my quickness to do the same. But at the same time, I definitely want to make an impact on the defensive end. I definitely want to lift our defensive energy up and try to be the head of the snake. Dallas Morning News

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A defensive stop here, a well-executed offensive possession there, and this was a one-possession game with a chance to win. The Pacers belong in this series. They know that for a fact. "We know we can play with this team,'' Darren Collison said. "We know we can win here.'' Said Hill: "One game isn't going to kill us. We can do better. This isn't a time to panic. It's a time to come together.'' Indianapolis Star

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There was Danny Granger and Roy Hibbert, Paul George and Darren Collison, Tyler Hansbrough and George Hill. This is a talented team, and it so desperately needed one more big brother to walk into the room. The scoring, the rebounding, the defense has come with West, but Foster is no longer the lone veteran voice. The clowning is gone, replaced with a determination that breaking off plays, going one-on-one with the ball is no longer acceptable. Everything’s changing with these Pacers, and sometimes it just takes one man to walk through the door. “The way he carries himself in the locker room, the weight room, on the court, there’s such leadership,” Foster said. “He speaks up when he sees something that’s not right, but sometimes it’s just a look. He’s been a huge presence so far.” Yahoo! Sports

December 9, 2011 Updates

Darren Collison: Prayers go out to Brandon roy. One of the best two guards in the nba and one of my favorite players to ever play this game. Smh!!! Twitter

December 8, 2011 Updates

The Hornets' interest in Rondo is lukewarm at best, but one scenario in circulation would involve the Indiana Pacers and route former Hornets point guard Darren Collison back to New Orleans and land Rondo with the Pacers and Paul with the Celtics. Yet several other players would have to be involved to make such a deal work -- with more established talent going to New Orleans -- and there was no indication Wednesday that such a deal was close to completion. ESPN.com

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