Darren Collison to Remain Retired Amid Lakers, Clippers Rumours
After much speculation, Darren Collison will remain retired.
Over the past couple of months, Collison has been contemplating a return to the NBA after an abrupt retirement announcement over the offseason. The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers were both very interested in the 32-year old point guard’s services.
“While I still love basketball, I know there is something more important, which is my family and my faith,” Collison said. “I am one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and my faith means everything to me.
“I receive so much joy from volunteering to help others and participate in a worldwide ministry. The joy I feel is unmatched.”
Veteran guard Darren Collison has decided that he won’t return to the NBA this season and plans to stay retired, league sources tell ESPN. Lakers and Clippers had been courting him, but Collison has informed teams that the timing isn’t right for him.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 9, 2020
Collison averaged 11 points and six assists per game last season with the Indiana Pacers and has slowly improved his three-point shot in his time with the franchise.
Collison retired on June 28 of last year, citing religious reasons.