Collison scored 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-5 FT) while adding four assists, a rebound and a steal in 28 minutes during Sunday's 98-97 win over the Clippers. After getting Friday off, Collison returned to action and led the lottery-bound Kings to a surprising and perhaps unwelcome road win. The 29-year-old's production has been erratic over the last six weeks -- he's scored in single digits three times in the last eight games, but also has two double-doubles -- and with Sacramento only playing for draft position, Collison will be a tough player to rely on as the regular season draws to a close.
Collison will start at point guard Sunday against the Clippers, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports. Collison sat out the Kings' previous game Friday against the Warriors for rest, and he could be on tap for another game off Monday against the Grizzlies in the second half of a back-to-back set. While he won't face any restrictions Sunday, the Kings' ample backcourt depth makes it unlikely that coach Dave Joerger will turn to Collison for much more than 30 minutes. The veteran point guard is averaging 9.8 points, 5.8 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 27.0 minutes per game over his last five appearances.
Collison will take Friday's matchup against the Warriors off in order to rest, James Ham of CSNBayArea.com reports. The Kings are opting to rest many of their rotational players on a regular basis as the season winds down, likely in an effort to improve their odds in the lottery. Ty Lawson figures to handle most of the point guard duties with Collison sidelined, while Garrett Temple could provide some depth. Look for Collison to return Sunday against the Clippers.
Collison will start at point guard Saturday against the Thunder, Randy Renner of NBA.com reports. Collison was rested Wednesday against the Suns, but he'll reclaim his usual starting spot Saturday. With Ben McLemore, Tyreke Evans and Arron Afflalo all out of action, Buddy Hield and Garrett Temple will start at shooting guard and small forward, respectively.
Collison will sit out Wednesday's game against the Suns for rest, Sean Cunningham of ABC10 (KXTV) Sacramento reports. The Kings have opted to rest a group of players over the last few games, so Collison and Anthony Tolliver will just be the latest two to get a night off. With Collison sitting out, Ty Lawson will likely start at point guard and see a heavy workload, while guys like Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Garrett Temple could be relied upon for additional ball-handling. Collison should be back for Saturday's matchup with the Thunder.
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