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.
Source: Darren Collison will opt out, become free agent
CSN Northwest | May 29