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February 3, 2008 10:38 PM
Posted by Jayda Evans
So, fans will receive a Collison bobblehead doll tomorrow, the first of three to be released this season. Kevin Durant (Feb. 19) and Chris Wilcox (March 14) also will be featured.
But Collison's has the least resemblance, according the players who've seen them all. Collison even joked that his clean-shaven doll looks more like Toronto forward Kris Humphries . I completely agree. Yet, it's not like the guys pose for these things.
It's good to see Collison and Wilcox get the recognition, anyway. You knew the team would settle into a flow this month and regardless of the rough start against seven possible playoff-bound opponents and pinkie injury to Wilcox, Collison and Wilcox have become seamless at PF.
"We've played a lot better defensively the last few games," said Collison, who joined with Wilcox to total 16 defensive boards against the Knicks on Saturday. "We've caught teams with injuries and New York was at the end of a road trip, but still, our play has been a lot better -- primarily defensively it's been good."
Being reliant on the production has also allowed all of the bigs to be more physical. The fact that Collison had five fouls and center Kurt Thomas had to be strategically used because of four fouls really didn't matter because Wilcox was also supplying points (20) and rebounds (10).
"There's five of us," began Thomas, who added in a possibly returning Robert Swift and emerging Johan Petro. "That's 30 fouls [to give]."
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