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Oklahoma City Thunder: Report card on Nick Collison

by Anthony Slater Modified: June 18, 2014 at 6:37 pm •  Published: June 18, 2014
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Postseason: C – When Serge Ibaka went down with a calf injury in the second half of Game 6 in Los Angeles, Collison showed his worth. Unused in the game and sparsely used in the series, Collison jumped off the bench and played 17 crucial second-half minutes. He had a couple assists, defended well and made a huge corner three to help seal the series win. But other than that, he didn’t have much of a playoff impact. And he didn’t have much of a chance – playing only 10 minutes per night.

Local legend: A – Despite a limited role that continues to lessen by the year, Collison’s local status remains just as legendary as it has always been. He has a cult following in Oklahoma City. And it may have even gained a bit more steam late in the season, when the hard-nosed vet was continually cut, bloodied and bruised, but acted as if nothing happened. Stitch it up and get back in there.