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Player Grades: The bench

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NICK COLLISON

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Putting Collison on the list of lowest minutes played is tough since he’s so beloved throughout the 12-year veteran who has devoted his entire career to the organization. However, his productivity this season is the reason he finds himself on this list.

Even though Collison averaged career lows across the board with 6.4 minutes per game and only 1.7 points per game, he proudly states in his exit interview that he is not ready to hang up the jersey yet.

“I still enjoy playing and being on the team, Collison said. “I have been treated great here, and this has been the best basketball years of my life.”

The Thunder don’t need Collison’s presence on the court in terms of productivity, he is the backbone of this organization and has no intentions to finish his career elsewhere. Unless Collison hops on the ring chasing train and rides the bench for one of two super-teams, he will likely retire as a Thunder for life.

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