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Rotowire: Nov 17 / 9:25a ET
News: Collison played 17 minutes in Monday's loss to the Grizzlies, scoring two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt) while collecting four rebounds, two blocks, and an assist.
Impact: After failing to see the court in three of the Thunder's first seven games, Collison has enjoyed a more regular spot in coach Billy Donovan's rotation of late, logging minutes in the teens in each of the last three contests. Collison's increased role has been detrimental to second-year power forward Mitch McGary, who has seen just three minutes of court time during that three-game span.
Rotowire: Oct 9 / 3:30p ET
News: Collison (rest) will sit out Friday's preseason game against Turkish club Fenerbahce Ulker, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.
Impact: The team is simply giving the 34-year-old veteran the night off after he made his preseason debut Wednesday. Collison will provide depth in the frontcourt for the Thunder this season, but won't get the minutes necessary to provide much fantasy utility.
Rotowire: Oct 8 / 9:41a ET
News: Collison (knee) recorded six points (3-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and three rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Timberwolves.
Impact: Collison had a scope on his right knee during the offseason, but it never threatened his availability for the start of training camp. The veteran forward is again in line to fill out the Thunder's reserve ranks in the post, but don't expect him to see much more than 15-to-20 minutes per game.