Kings ink former Clipper Collison to multi-year deal

Kings ink former Clipper Collison to multi-year deal
July 12, 2014, 3:45 pm
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Journeyman Darren Collison has averaged 11.9 points per game over his five seasons in the league. (AP)

SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings today signed free agent point guard Darren Collison to a multi-year contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro.

Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“Adding Darren provides veteran leadership in our backcourt,” said D’Alessandro. “His speed and quickness will undoubtedly increase our pace and he plays sound defense every night. We’re excited to have him join the team.”

Collison is entering his sixth NBA campaign after playing last season for the Los Angeles Clippers, where he averaged 11.4 points (.467 FG percentage, .376 3pt percentage, .857 FT percentage), 2.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 25.9 minutes per game in 80 games (started 35).

He posted 13.3 points and 6.5 assists per contest during an 18-game stretch spelling an injured Chris Paul, helping the Clippers to a 12-6 mark during that span.

Originally selected by New Orleans with the 21st pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Collison has played five seasons with New Orleans (2009-10), Indiana (2010-11 – 2011-12), Dallas (2012-13) and Los Angeles.

For his career, he is averaging 11.9 points (.464 FG percentage, .365 3pt percentage, .861 FT percentage), 2.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 28.7 minutes per game in 376 career contests.

 

Courtesy Sacramento Kings media relations

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