Darren Collison of the Los Angeles Clippers will forgo the second year of his contract that would have paid him $1.9 million to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, a league source informed CSNNW.com.

Collison, 26, signed a two-year, $3.9 million deal with the Clippers last offseason, which is an extreme hometown discount the Southern California native agreed to. The second year was a player-option.

The source’s response to our inquiry was, “Darren is definitely opting out.”

His electric, up-tempo style of play ignited the Clippers’ robust second unit on a nightly and he meshed extremely well with superstar point guard Chris Paul when head coach Doc Rivers elected to play a small backcourt.