Darren Collison leaving Dallas for Los Angeles Clippers on two-year deal

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Collison played 81 games for the Mavericks last season but will not return, headed off to the Clippers.

The starting backcourt of 2012-13 has officially dispersed. First came Mayo's three year, $24 million deal with Milwaukee, and now Darren Collison has departed Dallas to sign with the LA Clippers.

This move will put Collison behind Chris Paul again, after being drafted and spending his first year in New Orleans (pre-Pelicans, of course).

The Mavericks never showed any interest in resigning Collison, a fact that was further shown when they signed a trio of point guards in free agency.

Personally, I'm happy for Collison. The Clippers offense will be much more conducive for his transition- and isolation-based game, and his defensive weaknesses won't be as noticeable with rim protection behind him. A back-up role on a good team puts him in a position to succeed much more than his role with the Mavericks did.

Best of luck, DC. Dust off the alley-oop pass and watch out for flying objects.

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