Collison had nine assists and 14 points in the Mavericks' 89-84 exhibition win over German League team Alba Berlin on Saturday, and credited playing with Nowitzki for being so open to the Dallas Morning News:
"I know one thing," Collison said, "coming off that screen from Dirk, I haven't ever been that open in my entire life."
The Mavs had a whopping 27 turnovers against the German League team. Still, Nowitzki said the team is optimistic with guys like Collison on board:
"We got a lot of shooters now," Nowitzki said. "We've got some playmakers that can run off those screens, so once we iron out the problems, we should be able to score."