Collison would be a bigger swing but a blinder bet. He hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since 2019 and is 34, seven years older than Arcidiacono. Those in the gym when Collison visited said he looked solid — in basketball playing shape and showing flashes of his former self in a pickup setting.
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Chris Haynes: Free agent guard Darren Collison will work out for the Golden State Warriors this week, league sources tell @YahooSports.
As the season is nearing, the Golden State Warriors are still exploring options to improve their roster. Free-agent point guard Darren Collison will have a workout with the team this week, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The 34-year-old has been retired since 2019. The opportunity to return to the NBA could be this season.
Collison accepting workouts doesn’t entirely mean he’s coming out of retirement, sources tell ClutchPoints. The upcoming session doesn’t signify the Warriors are offering a spot on the team either.
During an interview on the A Minute Til 6 podcast, Collison opened up about the two franchises trying to recruit him. “To keep it one hundred, they overhyped the whole thing. I wasn’t even thinking about coming back,” Collison continued. “I always felt like after this season I’ll access everything, but this season, I just never thought about going back.”
The Los Angeles Lakers are actively surveying the landscape to eventually fill out the roster with more depth, and have done so in recently working out Isaiah Thomas, Darren Collison and Mike James, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
A signing is not imminent, sources said. The Lakers could also elect to bring players into training camp to fight for the last few roster spots.
A third point guard is a priority, sources said, along with potentially adding another wing.
It might be harder if there were games. Collison called it quits on his NBA career last summer, but he waffled in the winter. He considered returning to the court before opting to remain retired.
“I miss playing,” he said, but he’s mostly content with that decision. He admitted that if there were a nightly slate of playoff games on TV, walking away might weigh on him more. At 32, he isn’t ruling out a comeback someday.
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When asked specifically if this is one of those games where Simmons’ absence is felt, Rivers quickly dismissed that thought. “I don’t worry about that,” he quickly said. “Ben’s not here, so yeah. If we would’ve won the game, so, no. I don’t do that.”