HoopsHype Nick Collison rumors

November 24, 2010 Updates

Sources with knowledge of the contract specifics told ESPN.com that the value of the four-year extension that starts in the 2011-12 season is a modest $11 million and change. Highly favorable numbers for the Thunder. However ... The Thunder -- as a team roughly $6.5 million under the salary cap before re-signing Collison -- took advantage of their below-the-cap status to unexpectedly award Collison all of that space as a signing bonus that takes his 2010-11 compensation to a whopping $13.3 million. ESPN.com

With Collison now scheduled to earn $3.3 million in 2012-13 -- and with his salary descending all the way to $2.2 million in 2014-15 -- Oklahoma City has secured a valued member of its rotation at a very cap-friendly price that puts the smallest possible drain on its payroll in coming seasons when the Thunder have to accommodate the extension raises due Kevin Durant as well as future extension receipient Russell Westbrook (and possibly Serge Ibaka). ESPN.com

Nick Collison: Thanks everyone for the kind words about my new deal. Im thrilled to be able to continue to play with these guys for a few more years Twitter

November 23, 2010 Updates
October 24, 2010 Updates

Power forward Nick Collison, a key component in the Thunder's nine-man rotation last season, said he could play through the pain of his lower leg stress reaction. However, bring prudent at the beginning of the season likely will improve his chances of being available later in the season. Oklahoman

September 28, 2010 Updates

The Thunder has announced that forward Nick Collison will miss an unidentified amount of training camp after tests Tuesday morning revealed a bone bruise in his left knee. The team, according to a press release, has decided that the best course of action is to rest the 6-10 reserve and re-evaluate him in the coming weeks to determine his availability. Collison wasn’t made available to the media on Tuesday. But one positive is that the injury is not to the same knee that Collison underwent arthroscopic surgery on in mid-May so there is no further damage to the right knee that trouble the six-year veteran throughout last season. Oklahoman

August 24, 2010 Updates
June 25, 2010 Updates

Nick Collison: Congrats @colea45 Im excited to have u on the squad. Even more excited 4you to bring me my newspaper &eggwhite omelete every morning rookie Twitter

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