Point guard Darren Collison has played well for the Pacers this season. Victor Oladipo gets all the hype, but the Pacers have had solid players around their new star and Collison has been one of them — 12.3 points and 5.3 assists per game, hitting 43.3 percent from three.
Now the Pacers are going to have to get by without him until after the All-Star break. The team announced that Collison will “undergo left knee arthroscopic surgery Tuesday.”
Collison will be out 2-3 weeks, according to the team. This lines up well with the All-Star break so he can get some rehab and be back after the break.
Collison is a very good pick-and-roll ball handler who can get his own shot or set up others. He’s been strong in transition, as well. Those two make up most of his shot attempts, but he’s also an excellent spot up shooter and a solid defender. He’s going to be missed.
Expect to see a lot of Cory Joseph for the next few weeks in Indiana, and Oladipo will pick up some of the scoring slack.