Darren Collison




PRESEASON 20.2 58.3 50 94.4 12.8 1.6 21 1
CAREER STATS 29.4 46.8 37.4 85.1 12.6 2.7 4.9 0.2


6 ft0 in

/ 1.83m


175 lbs

/ 79.4kg


20161018 LAC SAC recap go90

J.J. Redick scores 18 points to lead the Clippers in a win over the Kings, 92-89.

0011600082 lac sac recap

J.J. Redick scores 18 points in the win against the Kings, 92-89.

0011600082 cousins dunk

Demarcus Cousins flushes in the alley-oop from Darren Collison.

2016-17 Kings Preview Depth Chart

Rick Kamla, Greg Anthony and Dennis Scott look down the bench for the Kings.

2016-17 Kings Preview PG Situation

How will the Kings handle the first few weeks of teh season with starter Darren Collison sidelined due to suspension?


Anthony Tolliver's 21 point performance helped push the Kings past the Lakers 121-104.


Rudy Gay scores 24 points for the Kings, who celebrated the final game at Sleep Train Arena with a 114-112 victory over the Thunder.


Darren Collison scores 27 points, grabs five rebounds, and dishes eight assists against the Thunder.


Darren Collison dishes to Rudy Gay for the two-handed dunk.

0021501176 MIN SAC recap

Gorgui Dieng scores 18 points and grabs 13 rebounds as the Timberwolves defeat the Kings 105-97.


C.J. McCollum scores 30 points, Maurice Harkless adds 20 points with 16 boards to top DeMarcus Cousins' 30, as they win it 115-107.


Rudy Gay scores 25 points, grabs nine rebounds and dishes three assists as the Kings defeat the Nuggets, 115-106.


Darren Collison leads Sacramento's rally versus Miami scoring 26 points on 8-13 shooting.


DeMarcus Cousins heats up for 20 points with 12 rebounds as the Kings breeze by the Mavericks 133-111.


DeMarcus Cousins throws a nice pass to Darren Collison for the layup.

0021501062 sac min recap

Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine scores 23 points each and Karl-Anthony Towns puts in 26 points with 11 boards to power Minnesota over Sacramento 113-104.


Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson score 18 points each to lead the Bulls to a 109-102 comeback victory over the Kings.


DeMarcus Cousins goes off for 24 points with 20 rebounds as the Kings beat the Knicks 88-80.

20160320 fast break of the night

Darren Collison gets the steal and pushes the break the other way dishing to Rudy Gay for the slam.


Darren Collison heaves up a crazy 3-point shot to beat the buzzer.


Professional History

Averaging 12.4 ppg (.465 FG%, .366 3pt%, .850 FT%), 2.7 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.1 spg, 29.3 mpg in 421 career games (started 299) in six seasons with five teams – New Orleans (2009-10), Indiana (2010-11 – 2011-12), Dallas (2012-13), L.A. Clippers (2013-14) and Sacramento (2014-15) ... Averaged 10 or more points in each of his six NBA seasons ... Has one career triple-double (2/19/10).

2009-10 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Selected by New Orleans Hornets in first round (21st pick overall) of 2009 NBA Draft ... Traded by the Hornets to the Indiana Pacers as part of a four-team deal - Hornets traded Collison and James Posey to Indiana, Houston traded Trevor Ariza to New Orleans, Indiana traded Troy Murphy to New Jersey and New Jersey traded Courtney Lee to Houston (8/11/10) ... Traded by the Pacers with Dahntay Jones to the Dallas Mavericks for Ian Mahinmi (7/12/12) ... Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Clippers (7/10/13) ... Signed as a free agent by the Sacramento Kings (7/12/14).

2014-15 (Sacramento):
Averaged a career-high 16.1 ppg (a career- best .473 FG%, .373 3pt%, .788 FT%), 3.2 rpg, a team-high 5.6 apg, a career-high 1.49 spg and 34.8 mpg in starting all 45 games he played in ... Missed one game (11/11/14) due to left shoulder stiffness and two games (11/25/14, 11/26/14) due to left quadriceps contusion/muscle strain ... Missed 34 games (2/7-4/15/15) due to a core muscle injury ... Left game with 1:16 left in the second quarter due to an abdominal strain and did not return (2/5/15 vs. Dallas) ... Scored in double-figures in 41 games, 20 or more in 10 games ... Dished out 10 or more assists in three games ... Recorded three double-doubles ... Led the Kings in scoring in seven games and assists in 26.

2013-14 (L.A. Clippers):
Averaged 11.4 ppg (.467 FG%, .376 3pt%, .857 FT%), 2.4 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.2 spg and 25.9 mpg in 80 games (started 35) ... Scored in double-figures in 42 games ... Tallied 20 or more points in nine games ... Led Clippers in scoring in five games ... Among NBA leaders, ranked 15th in free throw percentage ... Of the 35 games started, Clippers were 26-9 ... As a starter, averaged 14.8 ppg (.481 FG%, .417 3pt%, .872 FT%), 5.3 apg, 1.5 spg and 33.8 mpg in 35 games ... As a reserve, averaged 8.7 ppg (.450 FG%, .311 3pt%, .838 FT%), 2.5 apg, 0.8 spg and 19.7 mpg in 45 games ... Only one of eight players to shoot 45% or better from the field, 39% or better from three-point range and 85% or better from the free throw line. NBA PLAYOFFS: Averaged 8.5 ppg (.389 FG%, .083 3pt%, .867 FT%), 2.1 rpg, 2.4 apg and 19.2 mpg in 13 games off the bench in the 2014 NBA Playoffs ... Scored in double-figures in five games ... Dished out 10 or more assists in one game ... Recorded one double-double. Top Single-Game Performances: Registered first career playoff double-double with 12 points and playoff career-high 10 assists vs. Golden State (4/21/14) while also setting new playoff career-high in free throws made (6) ... Tallied 18 points, a playoff career-high seven rebounds and one assist vs. Oklahoma City (5/11/14).

2012-13 (Dallas):
Averaged 12.0 ppg (.471 FG%, .353 3pt%, .880 FT%), 2.7 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.2 spg and 29.3 mpg in 81 games (started 47) with the Mavericks ... Scored in double-figures in 52 games ... Tallied 20 or more points in seven games ... Dished out 10 or more assists in three games ... Recorded three double-doubles ... Among NBA leaders, ranked 28th in assists and 9th in free throw percentage ... Scored in double-figures in a career-high 16 straight games (12/23/12 at San Antonio – 1/25/13 vs. San Antonio). Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded season-high 32 points (13-22 FG, 4-4 3pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists and season-high five steals in 30 minutes at Philadelphia (11/27/12) ... Tallied first double-double of the season with 18 points (8-12 FG, 2-2 3pt) and game-high 10 assists in 32 minutes vs. Charlotte (11/3/12) ... Handed out season-high 13 assists in 34 minutes vs. Portland (11/5/12).

2011-12 (Indiana):
Averaged 10.3 ppg (.440 FG%, .362 3pt%, .830 FT%), 3.1 rpg, 4.8 apg and 31.3 mpg in 60 games (started 56) ... Among NBA leaders, ranked 24th in assists and 35th in free throw percentage ... Scored in double-figures in 30 games ... Tallied 20 or more points in three games ... Dished out 10 or more assists in three games ... Led the Pacers in scoring three times and assists 38 times. Top Single-Game Performance: Recorded 1,000th assist of his NBA career with his third of six assists vs. New Orleans (2/21/12). NBA PLAYOFFS: Averaged 8.7 ppg (.514 FG%, .364 3pt%, .870 FT%), 1.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.3 spg and 18.6 mpg in 11 games off the bench ... Scored in double-figures in five games. Top Single-Game Performances: Earned a postseason career-high 19 points (9-10 FG, 1-1 3FG) to go with six assists and three steals in leading the Pacers to a Game 5 win over Orlando (5/8/12) ... Scored 16 points (6-7 FG, 4-6 FT) in 20 minutes in Game 4 vs. Miami (5/20/12) ... Scored 11 points (3-6 FG, 2-3 3pt, 3-3 FT), playoff-high nine assists, two steals and 18 minutes in Game 4 at Orlando (5/5/12).

2010-11 (Indiana):
Averaged a career-best 13.2 ppg (.457 FG%, .331 3pt%, .871 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.1 spg and 29.9 mpg in starting all 79 games he played in ... Missed three games with a sprained left ankle (11/16-11/20/10) ... Scored in double-figures in 58 games ... Tallied 20 or more points in nine games ... Had one 30-point game ... Dished out 10 or more assists in four games ... Among NBA leaders, ranked 12th in free throw percentage ... Became first Pacers' player to have over 400 assists in a season since 2007, leading Indiana with 403 ... Averaged 12.5 ppg in the final 43 games, and had five games in which he scored 20 or more points. Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded a season-high 30 points (10-17 FG, 2-4 3pt, 8-8 FT) to go with eight assists and three steals in 39 minutes at Clippers (1/17/11), one of a season-high 10-straight games in which he scored 10 or more points ... Scored 29 points (12-14 FG, 4-5 3pt, 1-1 FT) and six assists in 31 minutes vs. Denver (11/9/10). NBA PLAYOFFS: In first playoffs experience, averaged 9.4 ppg (.391 FG%, .667 3pt%, .636 FT%), 2.6 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.0 spg and 29.2 mpg in starting all five games in which he played in ... In opening game of the 2011 playoffs, tallied 17 points (7-15 FG, 2-2 3pt, 1-3 FT) and nine assists in 34 minutes at Chicago (4/16/11).

2009-10 (New Orleans):
Named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team after averaging 12.4 ppg (.477 FG%, .400 3pt%, .851 FT%), 5.7 apg, 2.5 rpg, 1.0 steals and 27.8 mpg in 76 games (started 37) ... Missed two games due to a bruised right knee (11/11-11/13/09) ... DNP-CD in four games ... Scored in double-figures in 44 games ... Tallied 20 or more points in 16 games ... Had two 30-point games ... Recorded 14 double-doubles ... Among rookies, ranked second in free throw percentage, tied for third in assists, third in three-point field goal percentage, and sixth in points, steals, and minutes ... Had seven-straight games of 18+ points and nine+ assists (2/8-2/24/10), marking the third-longest streak ever for a rookie in the history of the NBA ... Combined with Marcus Thornton to become the top scoring pair of rookies in Hornets history with a combined 2,003 points ... Became the first NBA rookie of 2009-10 to have back-to-back points-assists double-doubles with 16 points, 14 assists vs. Phoenix (2/1/10) preceded by his 17 points and 18 assists at Memphis (1/30/10). Top Single-Game Performances: Scored a career-high 35 points (15-21 FG, 3-5 3pt, 2-3 FT) in 44 minutes at Dallas (2/28/10), tying the third-best rookie performance in Hornets' history ... Recorded first career triple-double with 18 points (7-13 FG, 1-2 3pt, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, 12 assists, three steals and one block in 45 minutes vs. Indiana (2/19/10) ... Notched first career double-double with 22 points (8-13 FG, 2-2 3pt, 4-4 FT) and 11 assists in 34 minutes vs. Atlanta (11/21/09) ... Set the franchise rookie record with 20 assists to go with 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 3pt) in 46 minutes vs. Golden State (3/8/10).

A First Team All-Pac-10 selection as a senior in 2008-09, he was awarded the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, given to the nation’s best player 6-feet or under ... Named to the AP All- America Third Team as a junior and Honorable Mention AP All-American as a senior ... Finished career ranked 16th in UCLA history in points scored (1,639), tied for first for career games played (142), fourth all-time in three-point field goal percentage (43.5 3pt%), third in free throw percentage (85.1 FT%), fifth in assists (577) and second in steals (231) ... As a senior, averaged 14.4 ppg, 4.7 apg, 1.6 spg and 31.5 mpg in 35 games ... Was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and John R. Wooden Award ... As a senior, led the Pac-10 and was fourth in the nation in free throw percentage (89.7 FT%) ... As a junior, averaged 14.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.8 apg and 1.9 spg ... Shot 52.5% from three-point range, leading the Pac-10 and setting a UCLA single-season record ... Named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 Pac-10 Tournament ... As a sophomore, named First Team All-Pac-10 and Honorable Mention AP All-America after averaging 12.7 ppg and 5.7 apg ... As a sophomore, ranked in the top 10 in the Pac-10 Conference in five statistical categories, including leading the league in steals (2.2 spg) and in three-point field goal percentage (44.7 3pt%), and ranking second in both assists (5.7 apg) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0).

As a senior at Etiwanda High School, was selected to the Parade Magazine All-America fourth-team and was a McDonald’s All-American Top 40 candidate ... As a high school senior, was the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section I-AA Player of the Year and a Los Angeles Times All-Star ... In five years, from his senior year of high school through his final season at UCLA, he compiled a 154-28 (.846) win-loss record

Full name is Darren Michael Collison ... Son of June and Dennis Collison ... Both parents were elite track & field athletes ... His mother June Grif th, in 1979 was ranked No. 10 in the world in the 400 meters and placed second at the Pan American Games and represented Guyana at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles ... His father, Dennis, represented Guyana at the Pan American Games with personal-best marks of 10.1 seconds in the 100 meters and 20.3 seconds in the 200 meters ... He has one sister ... Majored in history at UCLA

Career Snapshot


Traditional Season Stats

Season2015 74GP 2218MIN 377FGM 776FGA 48.6FG% 873PM 2173PA 40.13P% 194FTM 226FTA 85.8FT% 28OREB 141DREB 169REB 318AST 130TOV 77STL 4BLK 142PF 4DD2 0TD3 1035PTS -69+/-

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