What to watch for during OKC's preseason opener

The Thunder open their preseason schedule Wednesday night in Denver. Sure, it doesn't count, but there's a lot of information to be gained from the game. Here are three things you should be watching for: 1. Who starts at the No. 2 guard position While we're mostly interested in who starts when the season counts for real, Wednesday will be a first indicator. Coach Scott...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Thuner Injury Update: Perry Jones and Nick Collison ready for training camp

The Oklahoma City Thunder approach training camp coming off a season in which they fell just two games short of the NBA Finals. With 11 players on the roster under 25 years of age, the Thunder are a young, upcoming team that should only continue to improve. One player that improved from his rookie season to his second season was small forward Perry Jones. He went arthroscopic...
Via Sports Injury Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Now you can own Thunder’s Nick Collison’s bloodied shoes

Want to own a piece of the San Antonio Spurs’ march to the 2014 NBA title? Well, now you can thanks to Thunder’s Nick Collison. The Thunder are auctioning off Collison’s bloodied, game-worn sneakers he wore during a Spurs-OKC game from last season. Via News OK: “Oklahoma City Thunder forward/center Nick Collison wore these shoes during […]
Via Project Spurs
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gross: OKC Thunder auctioning off Nick Collison’s blood-stained shoes (photo)

For ever conceivable sports memorabilia item, no matter how strange, odds are there is at least one person interested in procuring said item and calling it their own. The Oklahoma City Thunder are clearly counting on that presumed truism given that the team is auctioning off a pair of Nick Collison’s game-worn shoes. Not only […] The post Gross: OKC Thunder auctioning off Nick...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Remaining Off-Season Needs

With free agency upon us and the draft behind us let’s take a look at who OKC could target to help them get back to the finals. With nine players on the roster at 25 years old or younger the Thunder are equipped to be a contender for a long time. The main thing that was exposed during their six game loss to the Spurs was that they need a more balanced attack and not have to rely...
Via TopSportsReport
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison To Miss 4-6 Weeks After Knee Surgery

Nick Collison has underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Thursday. Collison is expected to miss 4-6 weeks and then return to normal offseason activities.
Via RealGM
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison facepalm sums up Thunder's crushing defeat in Game 2 (GIF)

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison perfectly sums up his team's performance in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals against San Antonio with this facepalm:Nothing went right for the Thunder as they were blown out by the Spurs 112-77 to go down in the series 2-0. GIF via @CJZero. H/T NIS. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison Sums Up The Spurs-Thunder Series So Far

To say the San Antonio Spurs had their way with the Oklahoma City Thunder through the first two games of the Western Conference Finals would be like saying Patrick Swayze had his way with all those redneck baddies in Road Hard: it ain’t even that close. The Spurs ran away from the Thunder in the second quarter Wednesday night, building a 58-44 halftime lead, and never looking back...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: The One and Only Positive Oklahoma City Thunder Highlight from Game Two

There is no way to put it nicely--the Oklahoma City Thunder absolutely sucked Wednesday night in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals. You would hope at this stage of the post season that the contest would be--well, an actual contest--but two games in it sure doesn't look like it.That doesn't mean that the Thunder didn't do anything right. In fact, as far as shots...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison Tips In Improbable 12-Foot Bucket With 0.1 Seconds Left (Video)

A basketball rarity, scoring with .1 seconds left, is becoming an everyday occurrence in the NBA playoffs. On Tuesday night, Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson showed off his lightning quick skills and hit the tip-in with .1 seconds on the clock against the Miami Heat, and on Wednesday night, it was Nick Collison of the Oklahoma City Thunder accomplishing the incredible. While...
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison Tips in Buzzer Beater with 0.1 Second Left

You saw this incredible buzzer beater by Lance Stephenson in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals: If Stephenson can do it, Nick Collison can do it too: Buzzer beaters with 0.1 seconds left is hard to find. You only get one or two every season, sometimes you don’t even get one. But we got to see these great tip ins two days in a row. The post Nick Collison Tips in Buzzer Beater...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder injury update: Nick Collison got stitches on lip

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday by the score of 122-105. The loss has already put the Thunder in a hole heading into tonight's second game. On the injury front, Thunder forward Nick Collison got stitches in his bloody lip and tooth that were knocked loose by the back of Tim Duncan's head.By J.smith...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Forecasting the Western Conference Finals

Andrew Ball Ibaka is a near all-star caliber player. His presence around the rim really disrupts Parker’s penetration. With him out, the Thunder will either be forced to go small, or play more Nick Collison, who is not a shot blocker. Not only that, his jump shooting is vastly improved. That 11-for-11 performance two years ago […]
Via Project Spurs
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Size Still Matters

(Chris Paul & Nick Collison by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports) The more things change in the NBA, the more they stay the same.  This year’s NBA playoffs have proven once again that history does repeat itself in the sport, and predicting its true contenders is a fairly easy task.  And its proven, once again, that point guards don’t matter. This statement is probably a...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Chris Paul Throws a Forearm to Nick Collison's 'Little Nickies'

Is it just me or does it seem a little strange going a couple nights without basketball (Conference Finals start Sunday; Semis ended Thursday)? I'm sure I'm not the only person out there missing it. However, the Thunder's Nick Collison probably doesn't mind taking a little time off after taking a forearm to the Little Nickies during Thursday night's contest against...
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May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder Find Effective Lineup With Collison-Adams Combo

Scott Brooks stumbled across an effective lineup in their Game 6 win with Nick Collison and Steven Adams playing in the frontcourt with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Reggie Jackson. The five-man unit played six minutes together during the regular season and seven minutes in the playoffs. Over the next 15 minutes in the second half of Game 6, the Oklahoma City Thunder scored...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder strategically select music playlist for playoffs

OKLAHOMA CITY - Count on it being loud Saturday night when the Grizzlies come in for the first round of the playoffs. John Leach will make sure of it. Obviously, the sellout crowd of more than 18,000 at Chesapeake Energy Arena for the 8:30 game Saturday night will have plenty of motivation to be noisy, but it's Leach who has his hand on the controls. He is the game operations...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder Surmount Slow Start To Win 10th Straight Over Pelicans

The Pelicans tried as hard as they could to hang. They even had the score tied 17-all with 4:17 to play in the first. Unfortunately for them, that’s when the bottom fell out. Nick Collison lays it up as Reggie Jackson looks on. Jackson finished the game with 11 points. A 22-8 run pushed the Thunder lead to 14 (39-25), and they never looked back. The Pelicans never did shave the...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Austin Rivers, Nick Collison Ejected From Game for Small Scrum

On Monday night, Nick Collison set a strong screen on Austin Rivers, and Rivers wasn’t happy. As a result, on the other end of the floor, the former Duke one-and-done attempted to tackle Collison, though he failed to do so. Collison didn’t really do anything wrong, as Rivers instigated the scrum, but generally in these situations both players are ejected. Maybe Rivers was just...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison and Austin Rivers Ejected For Not Wanting To Fight Each Other

Nick Collison and Austin Rivers really wanted to maybe pretend like they might try to fight each other on Monday night. Both were ejected.
Via Gamedayr
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison And Austin Rivers Ejected For Mini-Scuffle (Video)

Both Austin Rivers and Nick Collison were ejected after getting into a mini-scuffle during the second quarter of Monday’s game in New Orleans. The post Nick Collison And Austin Rivers Ejected For Mini-Scuffle (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder Fan Shows Up To Game Dressed As A Bloody Nick Collison (Photo)

A Thunder fan arrived to the game in Phoenix Sunday night dressed as a bloody Nick Collison. Collison took an elbow against the Spurs on Thursday, was bleeding profusely from his head and received 4 staples. Nick Collison making a special appearance before the game @royceyoung — Aman Haile (@RealAmanHaile) April 6, 2014   LMMFAOOOOO!!! This dude yelled...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison bloodied by Jeff Ayers elbow; needed four staples (GIF)

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night in what felt like a playoff preview. It was a hard-fought battle that featured plenty of physical play. If you’d rather not take our word for it, just ask Nick Collison’s head. Collison got a nasty cut on the top of his head […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collison’s Head Got Split Open Last Night, And It Was A Bloody Mess

Nick Collison got pretty banged up during last night’s Thunder-Spurs game in Oklahoma City. During the third quarter, a pretty large gash was opened up on Collison’s head and blood started to leak all over his face, creating an ugly scene as he walked off the court for treatment. via @JDonSports That treatment, according to Thunder beat writer Anthony Slater, included four staples...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder finally plays — and wins — a big game

The Thunder rallied from a rocky start, beat San Antonio 106-94, ended the Spurs’ 19-game winning streak and reminded us how great would be a Western Conference Finals series between these river canal rivals. “Did feel like a big game,” said the Thunder’s Nick Collison. “There was energy in the building. I think we were really geared up for it. All the games are important...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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