Point guard Darren Collison is a free agent after the Mavericks refused to make him a qualifying offer, a source tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). The QO would have paid him just over $4.5MM for 2013/14.
The move was expected as the Mavericks want to clear up as much space as possible in their pursuit of Dwight Howard. Collison started 47 games for Dallas last season, averaging 12.0 PPG with 5.1 APG and 2.7 RPG. The soon-to-be 26-year-old could still re-sign with the Mavs, but he’ll have to wait and see how things play out with their offseason first.