Thunder extend Collison

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Oklahoma City Thunder rewarded forward Nick Collison with a multi-year contract extension on Tuesday.

Details of the contract were not announced, per club policy.

"Nick Collison has shown an unwavering commitment to our organization through his willingness to accept various roles and his dedication to his teammates throughout his seven-year career with our franchise," said executive vice president and general manager Sam Presti.

"He brings a smart, physical, and hard-working approach to our defence and is one of our most active players in the community. We are thrilled that Nick will remain a core member of our team and continue his career with the franchise that drafted him."

The 30-year-old Collison was selected with the 12th overall pick by Seattle/Oklahoma City in the 2003 draft out of Kansas.

Collison was sidelined for the first eight games of this season with a right knee injury. He has averaged 4.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in six games since returning.

"I am thrilled to continue my career with the Thunder organization," said Collison. "I have spent many years with the franchise and I am excited to continue building with this group of players. I am looking forward to what the future holds for this team and community."

In 460 career NBA games -- all with the Oklahoma City organization -- the 6- foot-10 forward has averaged 7.7 points and 6.6 rebounds.

Coming into this season, Collison was among the club's all-time career leaders in rebounds with 3,013 (eighth), blocks with 309 (10th), a .529 field goal percentage (3rd) and games played with 454 (ninth).


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