|2010 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 60th overall by Phoenix.|
|7th August, 2010||Italy||Signed a one year contract with Varese.|
|8th October, 2010||Italy||Released by Varese.|
|2006 - 2010||Miami (FL)|
|July 2010||Phoenix Suns (Summer League)|
|August 2010 - October 2010||Varese (Italy)|
|July 2013||Phoenix Suns (Summer League)|
June 29, 2017
Dwayne Collins - 60th pick, 2010
Injured months after being drafted and, workouts and one summer league stint excepted, never came back. Surely now won’t.
April 2, 2011
Dwayne Collins (60th pick, 2010)
- Phoenix's other unsigned pick has also suffered from injuries. Collins signed with Italian team Varese early on in the summer transfer market, but has not played all season. He missed time in his senior season due to a back injury, then an ankle injury, and then a stress reaction in his leg, and then a week before the draft - at the most inopportune time - Collins had surgery to repair a torn meniscus that ruled him out of summer league. The reason cited for his absence this season has been a rather non-descript "knee injury," or so says my limited Italian. It is not clear whether it is the same injury. If it is, maybe the surgery wasn't as minor as first though. By being a senior drafted only 60th, the self proclaimed Mr Irrelevant only had a limited window in which to make it in the first place; if too many injuries prevent him from developing offensively, that window could shut quickly.
Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 10%
July 12, 2010
As a third stringer slightly undersized centre in an up-tempo system, Collins should do quite well. Regardless of his lack of size, Collins goes and gets rebounds; regardless of the tempo you play it, you need rebounds. Collins's offense at this point is pretty much only the finishing of easy ones, but Steve Nash is his point guard now. Easy ones will be there.
June 27, 2010
Pick 60: After 4 and a half hours and about 20,000 words, it's finally time for the final pick. Sexgod closes affairs with the announcement that the Suns pick Dwayne Collins out of Miami, a man who, if his arms shrink and he forgets how to catch, could provide a decent replication of Brian Skinner for a few years. The drafting of Collins completes the second round, and ensures that it is bookended by sensible picks.
But man, did it get weird in between.