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Nick Collison with OKC for one more year…….

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison will end his career with the Thunder next summer.  As reported today by NBC, Collison will sign a one year contract with the team on Reno Street.   He has played with the same franchise (Seattle/OKC) for thirteen years, one of a handful of players to do that.  “Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks), Tony Parker (Spurs), Manu Ginobili (Spurs), Udonis Haslem (Heat) and Nick Collison (SuperSonics/Thunder) are the only active players to have played more than 10 seasons all with the same team” as reported by NBC Sports.

As of NBC Sports:

Presumably, Collison will make the minimum, because, unless the Thunder are willing to hard-cap themselves, that’s the most they can offer and it’s because that’s the most Collison is worth. He’ll earn $2,328,652, though Oklahoma City will pay and be taxed at just $1,471,382. (The league covers the rest for veterans on one-year minimum deals.)

I had reported a few months ago that Collison would retire this summer. I was wrong sports fans. 


Feature photo found at:  http://www2.kusports.com/weblogs/hawks_nba/2014/may/16/in-few-minutes-nick-collison-does-little/




About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 64 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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