HoopsHype Darren Collison rumors

July 3, 2014 Updates
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As the second day of NBA free agency moved along Tuesday, the Clippers had not made any moves yet to improve their team. The Clippers had called point guard Darren Collison on Monday night, when NBA teams were first allowed to talk to free agents, but no deal has been reached, and there were no conversations with his representatives Tuesday, according to NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Collison is an unrestricted free agent, having opted out of a contract that would have paid him $1.9 million next season. Los Angeles Times

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The Clippers coach and president of basketball operations will make the final decision on all things Clippers and is the one who, without mentioning Darren Collison by name, made it known that his free-agent point guard is priority No. 1. Collison, who opted out of the contract that would have paid him $1.985 million next season, probably will learn that his representatives were the first people Rivers called when the NBA's free-agency period started at 9:01 p.m. Pacific time Monday. "You know our first guy, I'll be honest, is one of our guys that opted out," Rivers said. "He's a little guy. That's very important for us." Los Angeles Times

June 26, 2014 Updates

Collison, who signed with the Clippers last summer, will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after reportedly declining the player option on his contract. He said things could be “interesting” when asked about what lies ahead this offseason during his annual basketball camp Wednesday. “Hopefully, we can get something together,” Collison said. “I want to be back, but I understand the business side of things. I know there are going to be some teams out there that are going to be wanting me. What I want is to be with the Clippers. That’s my main goal is to come back.” NBA.com

June 20, 2014 Updates

Arash Markazi: Darren Collison is opting out of the 2nd year of his 2-year contract, I'm told. He'll test free agency but hopes to stay with the Clippers. Twitter @ArashMarkazi

June 19, 2014 Updates

Arash Markazi: Darren Collison is opting out of the 2nd year of his 2-year contract, I'm told. He'll test free agency but hopes to stay with the Clippers. Darren Collison wants to stay in L.A. but he certainly played himself into more money and more security than a 1-year, $1.9 million option. Twitter @ArashMarkazi

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As Griffin himself would explain, the mental part of his process is coming along quite well. The player who is so often guilty of being a cliché machine had a revealing moment when asked about the support he gets from teammates and coaches, one that bodes so very well for him and the Clippers going forward. "Whether you believe it or not, every NBA player deals with confidence issues at times," Griffin said. "Before every game, to hear CP, Jamal, (DeAndre Jordan), Matt (Barnes), (Darren Collison), on down the line to our whole coaching staff say, 'Go attack, go score, go do what you do' is a confidence builder. That gets me into the game. "Even when I'm missing shots and they still say that, sometimes I want to be like, 'Man, you guys do it for a little bit,' (laughs) but that's huge man. It's encouraging. I think it's big for our team." USA Today Sports

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While Shumpert's injury did not deter the Thunder, it did kill the Knicks' hopes of sending him to Los Angeles. Clippers coach Doc Rivers really wanted Shumpert, sources say, and Rivers was willing to do a deal that would have sent Darren Collison, Matt Barnes, Byron Mullens and two second-round picks to New York for Shumpert, Felton and Beno Udrih. But Clippers owner Donald Sterling and others within the organization were hesitant to bet on Shumpert after seeing him go down in Wednesday's game at New Orleans, according to sources. ESPN.com

February 20, 2014 Updates

Carmelo Anthony said last week that he was very interested in re-signing this offseason as long as the Knicks showed him a strong plan to become a title contender again. Making a big splash prior to the trade deadline would have been one way to impress Anthony. A source familiar with the circumstances said New York was "close" to a deal that would have brought a much-needed point guard Darren Collison and forward Matt Barnes in exchange for point guard Raymond Felton and shooting guard Iman Shumpert. But it didn't happen. The Knicks' brass might have to work some magic on draft night to impress Anthony before free agency begins. Yahoo! Sports

The New York Knicks are still trying to complete a trade for Los Angeles Clippers point guard Darren Collison before Thursday's trade deadline, according to sources close to the talks. But sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday night that the talks had been tabled until Thursday, which is Deadline Day in the NBA. The league's annual trade buzzer sounds at 3 p.m. ESPN.com

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