Found June 30, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
The Mavericks declined to extend a qualifying offer to point guard Darren Collison, making him an unrestricted free agent. Collison averaged 12.0 points and 5.1 assists in 81 games with the Mavs, 47 of them starts. Collison lost the starting spot in December to Derek Fisher and Mike James. On Saturday, Collison tweeted out his readiness to prove himself to his future team. Excited for free agency to start. So much fuel… So much to prove for the team I end up with. #cantwait — Darren Collison (@Darren_Collison) June 30, 2013   Point guard Darren Collison becomes an unrestricted free agent after Mavericks decline to make a qualifying offer, source tells Y! Sports. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 30, 2013  
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