Retired NBA Star Returning To Join Lakers Or Clippers?
Is a retired NBA star returning to join the Lakers or Clippers?
It would appear so.
Darren Collison, 32, was one of the more serviceable veteran point guards available when he suddenly decided to call it quits last June.
Now, six months later, it seems like he has changed his mind.
According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Collison is currently contemplating make a return to the pro ranks. Furthermore, he knows exactly where he wants to play: Los Angeles.
Story filed to ESPN: After a stunning retirement prior to free agency, veteran guard Darren Collison is considering a February return to the NBA – with the Lakers and Clippers emerging as his two preferred destinations.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 1, 2020
Whether it is the Lakers or Clippers does not matter to him, it notes Wojnarowski.
When Collison initially retired, he cited his religion as the main motivator.
“While I still love basketball, I know there is something more important, which is my family and my faith,” he at the time.
“I am one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and my faith means everything to me. I receive so much joy from volunteering to help others and participate in a worldwide ministry. The joy I feel is unmatched.”
It is unclear what has changed since then.
Over the course of 10 seasons in the league Collison averaged 12.5 points and five assists per outing. Given the Lakers’ shortage of ball handlers, he could be a huge asset so long as he returns to form.