Darren Collison To Remain Retired

Veteran free agent Darren Collison has decided to remain retired and is no longer considering an NBA comeback this season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

Collison had been pondering a return to the court, with both the Clippers and Lakers heavily interested in adding the 32-year-old to their roster. Collison informed teams that the timing for his return simply isn’t right for him, Wojnarowski adds.

Collison last saw action with the Pacers during the 2018/19 season, averaging 11.2 points and six assists in 28.2 minutes per contest. He was seen at Staples Center for the Lakers’ game against Houston on Thursday with owner Jeanie Buss.

Collison holds career averages of 12.5 points, five rebounds and 1.2 steals per contest, spending time with New Orleans, Indiana, Dallas, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Indiana across his 10-year NBA career.

Although he won’t return to the league now, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Collison won’t make a comeback down the road, perhaps even as early as this summer, as Sean Deveney of Heavy.com wrote last week.

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19 thoughts on “Darren Collison To Remain Retired

  1. hiflew

    What about every other retired player? What is their stance?

    Seriously, this is Darren Collison we are talking about. That’s like hoping Jarret Jack will come back and lead your team to the promised land.

    • formerlyz

      Jarret Jack is having a good season with Sioux Falls

      Collision would have made 10-12 million as a starting PG in FA this year if he hadnt retired, so ya, he matters.

      • hiflew

        Autocorrect I’m sure, but collision seems appropriate for a team with Collison as a starting PG that expects to win a title.

        Anyway, he quit, so no he shouldn’t matter to NBA fans anymore.

  2. Buckman

    Dude, you’re 32 so there is not much time left. Seems like it could be a ploy to increase his visibility for ministry reasons.

    • Bc1219

      Now the Lakers are probably gonna get Isaiah Thomas. Cut Dudley and get Thomas

        • harden-westbrook-mvps

          The real question is does IT want to play with him?

          Because it’s obvious that Collison, among other, does not.

          • amk3510

            Clown comment. If that were the case he would just join the Clippers. He clearly wanta to stay retired to spend time witj family. Funny how all the pathetic attempts to hate on the Lakers come from worse teams.

            • El Don

              In all honesty, except the Bucks, all the other teams so far are worse teams than the Lakers, right?
              Denver v Lakers will be one of the best ever WCF this year, mark my words.

  3. amk3510

    Guy basically floated rumors out there to get free courtside seats and a dinner with Jeanie Buss.

  4. abcrazy4dodgers

    Bothe teams were knocking on his door, but unfortunately next time we see him, he’ll be knocking on our doors.

  5. El Don

    Praying for him to have the strength to do the right thing by his family & his faith, stay retired brother, you made over $43MM in your career, you don’t need no more $, enjoy life, spend time with your family & your faith. That is what really matters, no one will remember you for been a jock, but for the way you serve God & raise your family.

  6. hinglemccringleberry

    Thanks Linda Rambis. Why is she meeting with anybody? If that’s who my first meeting was with, I’d be offended too.

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