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Thunder Sign Nick Collison To Contract Extension

The Thunder announced on Tuesday that they have signed forward Nick Collison to a two-year, $8 million contract extension. Collison has spent his entire career with the same franchise, he was drafted by the Sonics in the 2003 NBA Draft and is now a veteran with the Thunder.

The former Kansas Jayhawk has career averages of 6.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

Via NBA.com:

“We are excited that Nick Collison will continue his tenure with the Thunder. Since our arrival in 2008, Nick has helped us establish the standards on and off the floor that we work by on a day-to-day basis,” said Presti. “He has accepted various roles, demonstrated professionalism in all aspects of his craft, and shown a commitment to an organizational philosophy that is rare in sports today. Nick is the type of player that will always be valued in Oklahoma City, and we are thrilled he will continue to be a foundational member of the Thunder moving forward.”

“I’m excited to continue my career with the Thunder, playing here in Oklahoma City. I feel fortunate to be a part of a great organization and to play with a great group of teammates,” said Collison. “Playing in Oklahoma City is unique, it’s a rare combination of a lot of things; great people in the organization starting with ownership, the most loyal fans, the opportunity to win at a high level and a true community impact. It’s been a great professional experience for me since the day I arrived. I’m proud of what we have built together and am grateful to be able to stay with the club and continue our work together.”

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