Former NBA point guard Darren Collison will work out this week for the Warriors, league sources tell Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link).
Collison made a surprise retirement announcement in the summer of 2019, citing family and religious reasons. In his final NBA season in 2018/19, he averaged 11.2 PPG and 6.0 APG with a .467/.407/.832 shooting line in 76 games (28.2 MPG) for the Pacers.
There were reports that Collison might return with the Lakers or Clippers during the ’19/20 season, but nothing came of those rumors and he later said they were overblown. However, the 34-year-old reportedly worked out for the Lakers earlier this summer, signaling that he’s open to the idea of a comeback.
L.A. is on track to sign Rajon Rondo to bolster its backcourt, likely taking that option off the table for Collison, but Golden State makes sense as a possible suitor.
Although the Warriors have 16 players under contract, three of those players (Damion Lee, Mychal Mulder, and Gary Payton II) don’t have fully guaranteed salaries, and the team could use some reliable depth at the point behind Stephen Curry. For now, Payton, Jordan Poole, and two-way player Chris Chiozza are among Golden State’s best backup options.
23 thoughts on “Darren Collison To Work Out For Warriors”
Keep the spot open
Make trade with Grizzlies for Brooks via third team
Sillivan, still make the trade Wiggins plus a pic for Brooks and Anderson if the Griz are up for it. But Collison is a very intriguing name as a backup point guard. Two years removed and age 34 but still see if he still has some game.
The Warriors don’t need another Wing. Pointless trade.
Gets Wiggins out of town. I’ll take Brooks for Wiggins every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
@ Gary — Why though? Wiggins provides the same defensive value and is so much more developed and rounded as a player. Better shot creator, shooter, defender. Brooks is solid, don’t get me wrong.. but Wiggins is better
Why do you want to get rid of Wiggins? I don’t understand your hatred towards him. It doesn’t sound like has anything to do with basketball.
I’ve explained the Wiggins thing many many times in this site. Ad nauseam. He’s not a championship team starting small forward. He’s unreliable with the ball in his hands in the fourth quarter.
That flat shot or a dribble off his foot or a bad turnover.. or his guy will get around him on defense. He’s just not good enough.
He’s great with the second unit leading them, creating a little offense, driving to the hole and scoring, pretty good athleticism, and he’ll nail some 3-pointers. But he’s just one of those guys who can’t get it done with pressure on the line. He’ll miss a floater here and there or just screw it up somehow.
He’s no Andre Iguodala. He’s more DeMar DeRozan or Tom Chambers or some of those other guys.. it’s like you grit your teeth when he has the ball and it’s the fourth quarter. It’s like get him off the floor please. But you look at the box score he’s got 20 points on 6-13. You just have to watch him and you’ll understand. He can’t be on the team this coming season if they hope to win it all. He’s got to go..
Wiggins is better than Harrison Barnes. That didn’t stop them from winning a Championship.
Andrew Wiggins and Harrison Barnes are totally different players. Wiggins has the ball in his hands to start and create and dribble drive to the hole and do stuff. Harrison Barnes is strictly a spot-up shooter. I’ve never seen Harrison Barnes create his own shot. The guy is athletic as anyone in the NBA or he was when he came out of college with his measurements but it doesn’t translate to an athletic floor game. I don’t know who to compare him to, but he really doesn’t do anything exceptionally. He’s just a guy. He won’t hurt you but he won’t make it happen for you if you need a bucket. You throw the ball to him and he’ll throw it right back to you. But yes, Harrison Barnes was great as a role player with the successful Warrior squads 6 years ago.
You like Andrew Wiggins and sure, he would destroy Barnes in a horse contest that’s for sure and Andrew Wiggins will average way more assists and stuff like that, but man, get Wiggins out of town please. Andrew Wiggins is like the anti-Jimmy Butler.
So, you concede that Barnes is not as good as Wiggins. And the Warriors won with Barnes. So, it would make sense that the Warriors have a better chance of winning with Wiggins. Do you want the Warriors to win?
I understand what you’re saying howie. Good points.
Overpaid doesnt equal bad. He makes a little to much, he also is a top 50 player in the nba which Brooks cant claim.
I see what you’re saying Chapman and it’s not about the money. I guess when we watch Wiggins play we see two different things. That’s fine I respect your opinion.
Myers did get the Kuminga pick from S&T’ing Russell.
But Wiggins is unflippable.
I still am confused why he retired. The reasoning was vague but it was even more bizarre that he made a 180 in less then a year and tried to latch onto a team again. Tens of millions down the drain
There was talk of replacing him. I thought he could not stand the thought of being 2nd string. Situation reminded me of Jeff Teague. He just seemed less relevant even as the stats were good. At least here on earth. Religious guy
Absolute beast, and the signing of the offseason if they make it happen.
Collison had 6.8 WS in the last season he played, 2018-19. That would have placed him second on last years team.
He’s not a beast mentally or emotionally unfortunately.
Reporter- I heard the warriors are signing Simple jack
Marty- he’s a monster. Warriors going to be undefeated
He was still very solid before retiring and plays hard defense.
He would be a really good backup PG with warriors.
They never have found that since Livingston retired.
I like the idea. He’s a tested veteran been through the war. Be a nice minimum signing as a backup point guard. If he still has game left I like it.
It sounds like Darren Collison is a little bit out there. He worked out for the Lakers and someone else last year but when asked about it later, because he didn’t make the team or they didn’t sign him, he said he wasn’t really looking to try out for the team. Huh?
So he’s just going through a midseason workout with the Lakers for the fun of it? Okaaay…
That’s a little bit weird to me. I think the Warriors will check out his psychological makeup as well as his floor game here.
Guess he realized the NBA was a better career path than Jehovas Witness