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Darren Collison is working out for Warriors in possible NBA return

Darren Collison, Warriors

As the season is nearing, the Golden State Warriors are still exploring options to improve their roster. Free-agent point guard Darren Collison will have a workout with the team this week, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The 34-year-old has been retired since 2019. The opportunity to return to the NBA could be this season.

Earlier this month, Collison participated in a workout for the Los Angeles Lakers along with former all-star Isaiah Thomas and Mike James.

Collison accepting workouts doesn’t entirely mean he’s coming out of retirement, sources tell ClutchPoints. The upcoming session doesn’t signify the Warriors are offering a spot on the team either.

The Warriors would have to waive one of their non-guaranteed contracts to sign Collison. Three players are currently on non-guaranteed deals Gary Payton II, Damion Lee, and Mychal Mulder. If the front office brings on a new player, it would be because they believe he’s the perfect fit.

Collison has been on the radar of championship-contending teams since announcing his retirement. In 2020 the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers attempted to lure him from retirement and failed. During an interview on the A Minute Til 6 podcast, Collison opened up about the two franchises trying to recruit him.

“To keep it one hundred, they overhyped the whole thing. I wasn’t even thinking about coming back,” Collison continued. “I always felt like after this season I’ll access everything, but this season, I just never thought about going back.”

Almost two years later, The Warriors have plans to compete for a championship while interested in Collison’s services. The veteran could be a great addition to the Golden State if he’s ready to make his NBA return.