Oklahoma City Thunder roundtable: Evaluating Nick Collison's season

The Oklahoman's Thunder writers discuss Nick Collison's 2012-13 season and his greatest asset.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: June 1, 2013

Tramel: I think there are plenty of players like Collison. But many of them are stuck on mediocre teams and never noticed. I mean, the Spurs got Boris Diaw for a song, because Charlotte thought he was a bad egg. Let me tell you who's the bad egg. The Bobcats or the Hornets or the Jordanaires, whatever they call themselves.

3. What is Collison's greatest asset?

Mayberry: Knowing his role and staying in his lane. On the floor and in the locker room. Nick never tries to be something he's not, and that consistent attitude and approach is invaluable.

Rohde: His intelligence. You can't have a conversation with Collison without learning something, whether you're a coach, teammate, fan or writer. It's impossible.

Tramel: Interior defense. Getting in the way remains a major NBA asset. Not enough big guys do it. Collison does, even though Memphis wasn't a great defensive series for him. With Ibaka, Perk and Collison, the Thunder is tough in the middle. Not great. But tough.


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