Report: Nets likely to sign Collins for rest of season

 

Jason Collins could stay with the Net the rest of the year. (USATSI)
Jason Collins could stay with the Nets the rest of the 12 months. (USATSI)

 

The Brooklyn Nets confronted a media typhoon once they signed Jason Collins, the primary openly gay athlete to play in one of many four major U.S. sports leagues. There was a priority in some circles that may show to be too much of a distraction. However with Collins' 10-day contract set to run out subsequent week, the New York Post reviews that the Nets are probably retaining Collins not merely for an additional 10-day but for the rest of the season.

In his second game with the Nets, Jason Collins, the primary openly homosexual participant in main American sports activities, obtained a number of more minutes in opposition to the Blazers. After sitting for the primary three quarters, Collins got here in to start the fourth and performed simply over seven minutes, with his lone contribution on the stat line being one shot attempt that acquired blocked.

“Game action is recreation action,” Collins stated afterward. “However tonight, Portland attacked from the beginning, and it was arduous to try to get back into the sport.”

Collins' 10-day contract expires early next week, but the Nets are all but certain to maintain him for the remainder of the season.

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There'll nonetheless be speculation that the decision to convey Collins on is more about PR than it is about basketball. However the options for the Nets to discover a higher match by way of locker room presence, no matter his sexuality, and on-courtroom skillset are restricted. Collins being re-signed would be a superb factor for the league and keep away from the perception that Collins was reduce on account of his being a distraction.

We'll see what the Nets resolve subsequent week.

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Report: Nets consider adding openly gay Collins

 

The Brooklyn Nets worked out Jason Collins. (USATSI)
The Brooklyn Nets exercised Jason Collins. (USATSI)

 

ESPN reviews that the Brooklyn Nets been employed by out free real estate agent Jason Collins, the initial active male athlete ahead out as gay, and so are contemplating signing him to a agreement.

The Brooklyn Nets exercised Jason Collins this 7 days in Los Angeles, and sources informed ESPN.com on Thurs that they are providing strong concern to signing the free-agent center to the 10-day agreement that could position him to end up being the NBA's first dynamic openly gay player.

Sources with understanding of the Nets has been said by the problem, after letting Thursday's industry deadline pass without creating a offer for the LA Lakers' Jordan Hill, are usually weighing the inclusion of another big guy and have recognized Collins as a primary candidate to become listed on their frontcourt rotation via the 10-day path.

No ultimate decision has been produced, but sources stated the 35-year-aged has been auditioned by the group in an exclusive workout earlier this 7 days to assess the condition of his sport after last using Washington almost this past year.

The Nets are thinking about Jason Collins for a 10-day agreement, which may position him to end up being the NBA's first energetic openly gay gamer.

Nets common manager Billy King didn't attend the exercise, but said he has been told Collins is "in form."

via Brooklyn Nets contemplating signing Jason Collins to 10-day contract – ESPN NY.

Collins offers remained unsigned and queries have surfaced if the factors are basketball associated or out of a problem for the result of the initial out athlete in the locker space. The Nets might use another physical body down low after investing Reggie Evans to the Kings for Marcus Thornton, and Collins offers a large amount of what they're searching for. Collins made an appearance in 38 games last season, six for the Wizards after being traded from the Celtics simply.

 

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