South Bay, of course, is the Lakers’ G League affiliate, and per Charania, Collison is hoping to help South Bay win the title, “as well as earning a call-up to an NBA team.”
Collison, 34, is 6-foot-0 and appeared in three games with the Lakers this season, signing a 10-day contract right before Christmas. The Lakers did not bring him back for a second deal, and it is unlikely they would call him up now, especially after receiving some strong play from D.J. Augustin.
Interestingly, Collison announced his retirement June 2019, following his last full season in 2018-19 while with the Pacers. He has also spent time with the Kings, Clippers, Mavericks and Pelicans.
In 711 career games, Collison has compiled averages of 12.5 points, 5.0 assists and 1.2 steals. He averaged 11.2 points and 6.0 assists in his last full season with Indiana.