Collison mulls return, eyes LA
Veteran G Darren Collison, who stunningly retired before free agency, is considering a February return to the NBA — with the Lakers and Clippers emerging as his preferred destinations, league sources told ESPN on Wednesday.
Collison, 32, exited the league abruptly in late June despite an expectation that he would attract multiple contract offers around $10 million per season.
Many of the league's contenders have monitored Collison's interest in returning and have stayed in contact with his agent and others close to Collison, league sources said.
In an interview with The Undefeated and ESPN's Marc Spears in June, Collison cited religious reasons for retiring.
Collison averaged 11 points and six assists with the Pacers last season. He's become a progressively better 3-point shooter in his career, including shooting 47 percent in 2017-18 with the Pacers.
Collison played with the Clippers in 2013-14.
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