Darren Collison is considering a return to the NBA in February with the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers emerging as his preferred destinations. 

Collison was expected to command offers in the offseason of $10 million per season, but he instead decided to retire. 

Many teams have monitored Collison's situation and thought he might return this season.

In an interview with The Undefeated and ESPN's Marc Spears on June 28, Collison cited religious reasons for retiring.

"While I still love basketball, I know there is something more important, which is my family and my faith. I am one of the Jehovah's Witnesses and my faith means everything to me.

"I receive so much joy from volunteering to help others and participate in a worldwide ministry. The joy I feel is unmatched.