Free agent forward/center Nick Collison has agreed to a one-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder in hopes of finishing his 15-year career with the franchise, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Collison is not only the oldest player in the roster, but the only one to have played for the organization since they were the Seattle Supersonics, originally drafted by them with the 12th overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
The 36-year-old has never averaged double digits in his career, but has been described by many as the ultimate role player and glue guy in the locker room — taking an ever-decreasing role with the team since the organization relocated to Oklahoma City.
Collison only saw 6.4 minutes per game over 20 appearances last season, but has remained a respected penchant in the franchise, one that is opting in for a last-hurrah with the team before calling it a career.
His gesture to want to retire with the team, surely does not go unnoticed to Thunder faithful, who will remember him as a team-first, all-hustle contributor to the organization with a great sense of humor.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) July 14, 2017