Darren Collison, Chris Paul reunite with Clippers

Darren Collison joined two other former UCLA Bruins, Matt Barnes and Ryan Hollins, as the Clippers celebrated their newly formed roster on Wednesday.
Collison has played for three teams already in his four-year career, but the former Etiwanda High star didn’t mind plying his trade far from Southern California. But at this point in his career, he’s willing to make an exception.
“I’m not a fan of playing at home because of all the distractions that come with it,” Collison said. “But at the same time, it helps. It’s good to have the support system behind you but I think the biggest reason was to try to win the championship. I think this is a good choice for me.”
Collison began his career in New Orleans where a certain point guard named Chris Paul was running the show. Not a bad way to begin a career, and now that his career has matured a bit, he’s ready to contribute even more not only behind Paul, but next to him.
“It was extremely big,” Collison said. “Any time you get to play with one of the best guards in the league, you want to take that opportunity. I think the reason why we had so much success in New Orleans is because me and Chris had opportunities to play with one another at the same time. It gives him a lot more breathing space where he has another guy on the team who can create and get to the paint and kick out for others.”

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