"I thought he did a very good job (against Atlanta),” Carlesimo said. "I thought he was active inside. I thought he was a defensive presence and a rebounding presence. So short term right now, Robert’s definitely going to get an opportunity. But he’s not just playing for Weezy’s minutes, he’s playing for some other guys’ minutes, too, if he continues to play well.”
COLLISON DISSATISFIED WITH PLAY
said Monday he has been disappointed in his early performance. After averaging career-highs of 9.8 points and 9.4 rebounds last season, Collison entered Monday’s game averaging 5.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 40.6 percent. He played a season-low 19 minutes Sunday against Atlanta.
"I haven’t been as aggressive as I would like to be,” Collison said. "I try to not dwell on it but just come out and look for my opportunities to try to score. But I need to be just as effective defensively and rebounding. I’ve done OK, but I know I can play better.”
THUNDER IN THE COMMUNITY
and D.J. White
will read to students at Buchanan Elementary School at 2:45 p.m. today as part of the NBA’s Read to Achieve program. Both players will host a question and answer session and discuss the importance of reading.
The event is closed to the public.
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY