April 7, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Dallas Mavericks point guard Darren Collison (4) dribbles around Portland Trail Blazers point guard Eric Maynor (6) 5in the first half at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors: Could Darren Collison Be An Option?


As Jarrett Jack explore his options, so are the Golden State Warriors, who have rumored interest in Tyreke Evans, and now have reported interest in Darren Collison.

Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News group reported Monday that Collison is “on the list of replacements” if Jack bolts Golden State.

The financial details of  a potential deal are a bit confusing, so I turn you over to a passage from Thompson’s report:

The one hurdle: Golden State may only have the mini mid-level exception to offer. Technically, Golden State is over the tax because of the cap holds, so they can offer the taxpayer’s midlevel, which is more than the bi-annual exception. That means they can do a maximum three-year deal starting at $3.18 million. With maximum 4.5 percent raises, the Warriors can offer Collison (or any free agent) up to three years, $9.97 million.

Collison has averaged 12.1 points per game over his four-year career. He isn’t your prototypical point guard, as he does look to shoot before dishing the ball off, but his speed and ability to make free throws would make him a good fit for the Warriors.

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