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Sherron Collins - PG, 5'11, 205
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
       Date of birth: 03/18/1987
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2010
     Out of: Kansas
  NBA Experience: 1 years
  Hand: Right

5th August, 2010 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Charlotte. Included team option for 2011/12.
9th December, 2010 D-League Assigned by Charlotte to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
21st December, 2010 D-League Recalled by Charlotte from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
24th February, 2011 NBA Waived by Charlotte.
18th March, 2011 Lithuania Signed for the remainder of the season with Lietuvos Rytas.
27th March, 2011 Lithuania Signing cancelled.
7th June, 2011 Puerto Rico Signed for the remainder of the season with Quebradillas.
9th June, 2011 Puerto Rico Signing cancelled.
12th August, 2011 Turkey Signed a one year contract with Hacettepe.
4th March, 2012 Turkey Left Hacettepe.
1st October, 2012 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with San Antonio.
5th October, 2012 NBA Waived by San Antonio.
2nd April, 2014 D-League Acquired by Texas Legends.
2nd November, 2015 D-League Designated as a returning player by Texas Legends.
20th November, 2015 D-League Waived by Texas Legends.
21st January, 2016 Midwest Basketball Association Signed for the remainder of the season with Chicago Blues.
4th March, 2016 Midwest Basketball Association Left Chicago Blues.
4th March, 2016 NBL Canada Signed for the remainder of the season with Windsor Express.
When: Where:
2006 - 2010 Kansas (NCAA)
July 2010 Charlotte Bobcats (Summer League)
August 2010 - February 2011 Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
March 2011 Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
June 2011 Quebradillas (Puerto Rico)
August 2011 - March 2012 Hacettepe (Turkey)
October 2012 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
April 2014 - June 2014 Texas Legends (D-League)
November 2015 Texas Legends (D-League)
January 2016 - March 2016 Chicago Blues (MBA)
March 2016 - June 2016 Windsor Express (NBL Canada)
From blog:

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About Collins in summer league, I wrote this:
As an undrafted pickup, I commend the move. Player's abilities are all relative to expectations, and by going undrafted, Collins's expectations crashed. Now that nothing is expected of him by any NBA team, I am more confident in his abilities to play in it.

This is still true, and Collins has had the good fortune/judgement to wind up on a team that needs a point guard. The only current options at the position are D.J. Augustin and Shaun Livingston, and neither is a sure thing. Augustin is not a natural at the position (although it will help to have a ball dominant playmaker in Stephen Jackson alongside him), and Shaun Livingston is yet to play more than 61 games in any season, despite his many attempts.

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   15 More Ten Day Contract Candidates (Because Apparently 101 Wasn't Enough After All)

In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.

Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.

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   The best of what's left

Sherron Collins - I was fully prepared to besmirch whoever drafted Sherron Collins early in the late first or early second round of last month's draft. Fully prepared. In a post that never got published, I had written the following rallying cry against Sherron Collins;

Is Sherron Collins really as strong as they say he is, or does he just have a ridiculously wide neck? And if he IS really strong, what good is that if he doesn't do anything with it? Collins is a good shooter and a fine ball handler, but he tends to use that ball handling ability just to get jumpshots off, often counter-productively. He is not a floor leader or a half court point guard, not a great pick-and-roll or penetrate-and-kick player; instead, he's an undersized scorer prone to occasional streetball moments and weight problems. He has the weight of a 4 year career at a big program behind him, and all the journalistic love that comes with it. But unless he improves throughout the duration of his rookie contract, I don't think he'll get another one.

As you can probably tell, I'm not convinced by Sherron Collins.

However, taking me completely by surprise (and presumably him as well), Collins went undrafted. Now, it's a different story. As an undrafted pickup, I commend the move. Player's abilities are all relative to expectations, and by going undrafted, Collins's expectations crashed. Now that nothing is expected of him by any NBA team, I am more confident in his abilities to play in it. If that makes sense.

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