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Darren Collison comes out of retirement with Lakers

Darren Collison at Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Free agent Darren Collison attends the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets basketball game at Staples Center on February 6, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Darren Collison, headed toward a lucrative new contract, surprisingly retired at age 31 a couple years ago. He reportedly considered coming back with the Lakers or Clippers last year, didn’t then said the talk was overhyped.

Now, he’s actually returning.

Lakers release:

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Darren Collison to a 10-day contract pursuant to the NBA Hardship Exception provisions, it was announced today.

Though not as acclaimed, Collison could create nostalgia similar to what Joe Johnson and Lance Stephenson have brought as coronavirus replacement players. Collison was a good starting point guard with the Pacers before retiring.

We’ll see how much Collison has left in the tank at age 34 and years removed from professional basketball, though.