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Nick Collison Reportedly Signs One Year Deal With Thunder, Will Retire in OKC

Nick Collison Reportedly Signs One Year Deal With Thunder, Will Retire in OKC

Mr. Thunder himself will be returning to the Thunder for one more year before hanging it up on a 15 year career, The Vertical’s Shams Charania reports:

The terms are not yet reported, but it’s likely that Collison will sign for the veteran’s minimum, which would have a salary cap hit of about $1.4 million.

It is rare for a superstar to stay with one team his entire career, especially in today’s NBA. It’s virtually non-existent for a role player to stay with one team. That speaks to Nick Collison’s pedigree, work ethic, and veteran leadership.

It also speaks to how highly the organization, his teammates, and even the Thunder fans value Collison.

It seemed unlikely that Collison would garner a contract offer from any team except for the Thunder, so this is the perfect way for Collison to ride out.

Let the Mr. Thunder Farewell Tour begin.

(Just kidding.)

 

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