The New Orleans Hornets announced today that guards Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton will miss the remaining three games for the Hornets in the NBA Summer League.
Collison, who sat out last night due to a slight right knee bruise, was excused from the team last night following the Hornets game to return to Los Angeles to enroll in summer school at UCLA. The All-Rookie point guard is one class shy of his bachelor’s degree which he will obtain at the conclusion of summer school. In one game, Collison had nine points and seven assists.
Thornton suffered a bruised left shin during the game last night and as a precautionary will sit out the remining games. In two games, the LSU product averaged 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.
The Hornets arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 4th and started practice the evening of July 5th. Both Collison and Thornton participated in all seven practices before the summer league started.