Col­li­son mulls re­turn, eyes LA

Orlando Sentinel - - SCOREBOARD -

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.

Magic roll: D.J. Au­gustin scored a sea­son-high 25 points and Ni­cola Vuce­vic added 20 points and 12 re­bounds as the Magic beat the Wizards 122-101.

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