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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

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.

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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