According to sources within the Kings organization, Collison is still being viewed as the team's starting point guard entering the 2016-17 season, David Aldridge of Turner Sports reports. With Rajon Rondo joining the Bulls on a two-year pact this offseason and free-agent signing Garrett Temple profiling better as a backup for both guard spots, Collison is top holdover on the roster who is capable of manning the point. He came through with an efficient 2015-16 campaign, averaging 14.0 points, 4.3 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.0 steal in 30.0 minutes per game while shooting 48.6 percent from the field, 40.1 percent from three-point range and 85.8 percent from the charity stripe, but a recent incident has cast a dark cloud on those accomplishments. Collison is facing two misdemeanor domestic violence charges stemming from an arrest in late May, which could result in a suspension from the league office. The Kings continue to stand by Collison, but we'll have to wait and see if that changes at all as the legal process plays out and when the NBA subsequently administers discipline.
Collison was charged with misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and domestic battery Friday, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports. Friday's charges stem from Collison's arrest on May 30 when he was involved in a domestic dispute. Per the Placer County Sherriff's Office, "Deputies found that the woman had visible injuries and they arrested Collison on a charge of domestic violence...He was additionally booked for two misdemeanor warrants." There is no set court date for Collison at this time, but a further update on this case figures to be made available over the coming weeks.
Collison was arrested on a suspected charge of domestic violence Monday, Sean Cunningham of ABC 10 KXTV reports. Collison was reportedly booked at the Placer County Jail in Auburn, but with the legal process just beginning, we won't speculate on a potential suspension. However, once the legal ramifications are released, we should know more about how the Kings will proceed with the situation. Collison has one year left on his current contract with the Kings.
Collison (rest) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports. Collison and other key players for the Kings will call it a season as the organization will look to get Seth Curry, Ben McLemore, and James Anderson beneficial playing time, while also potentially bolstering their odds for the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery. At 28 years old, Collison still has one year remaining on his current deal with the Kings, and there's the potential for him to be their go-to point guard next season with Rajon Rondo heading into unrestricted free agency this offseason.
Collison will be rested Monday against Phoenix, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports. Collison has played 37 minutes in each of the last two games, but he'll be given the night off as the Kings not-so-quietly attempt to improve their lottery standing. With Rajon Rondo also resting, Seth Curry figures to take on a heavy workload Monday night.
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