Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Reasons why Darren Collison staying retired hurts L.A.

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– Fit nicely

One of the benefits of Collison would have been his style of play for the Lakers. It has been well-documented that the Lakers could use another facilitator and playmaker on the team, as the team isn’t the same with James off the court.

Collison would have been able to come off the bench when James got his rest and play very well with guys like Kuzma and Anthony Davis. Collison is certainly capable of being a playmaker and facilitator for others, but he also has the ability to score on his own.

In his career, Collison averages 5 assists per game, which would have been a nice number coming off the bench. However, he also has averaged in double-figure points in every season in the NBA.

If Collison came out of retirement and joined the Lakers, Los Angeles would have been getting a player really capable of helping them on the offensive end of the court. He would have been a great option for the team to turn to when James was off the court, but also a player capable of playing with James.

As a good shooter as well, Collison really looks like he would have fit nicely next to James in a lineup. Since James is of course one of the stars of the Lakers, that would have been ideal.