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Sherron Collins Missed Flights, Second NBA Chance Last Week

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Prior to last year's NBA Draft, I worried that Sherron Collins might be on his way to becoming the next Byron Eaton (which, for those of you wondering, is not a good thing).

In the end, though, it turns out that Collins didn't eat himself out of the NBA -- he just missed enough flights to make sure the Charlotte Bobcats had to sign a D-League player (Garrett Temple) to fill Collins' former role.

Coach Paul Silas says they planned to bring back the undrafted rookie from Kansas after waiving him, but withdrew the offer last week after Collins missed two flights the team had arranged from his hometown of Chicago.


But Silas says after the second missed flight, "That was kind of it."

More than likely, Collins is going to have to rehabilitate his reputation if he hopes to find another NBA opportunity because he's already shown that his conditioning is a bit lax (even while he was in the NBA) and now apparently has his priorities in the wrong place.

The D-League would probably be a decent place for him to do that, but after averaging a rather pedestrian 12.0 points and 3.2 assists while shooting less than 40 percent from the field in five games on assignment to the Maine Red Claws earlier this season, he'd have to improve quite a bit to prove that he's better than some of his D-League competition.