Jason Collins about to sign 10 day contract with Nets expect

Jason Collins about to sign 10 day contract with Nets expect

Postby Basketball Fan on Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:31 am

Am I the only one that remembers he wasn't a good player to begin with?

http://thebiglead.com/2014/02/23/jason- ... -per-espn/


Jason Collins Reportedly Close to Signing with Nets per ESPN



Jason Collins is on the verge of making NBA history. ESPN’s Ramon Shelburne tweets that the Brooklyn Nets will sign Collins to a 10-day contract before tonight’s game vs. the Lakers in Los Angeles. If and when he plays for the Nets, he’ll become the first openly gay player to participate in an NBA game. Collins make national headlines when he came out in April.


Before it becomes official, Glen Davis needs to sign with the Clippers according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.


Obviously this is a developing situation and will be huge news if it comes to fruition as quickly as tonight, especially on heels of the Michael Sam news earlier this month.
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Re: Jason Collins about to sign 10 day contract with Nets expect

Postby TIME on Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:20 pm

Not Lakers Discussion. Moving to NBA Discussion.
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Re: Jason Collins about to sign 10 day contract with Nets expect

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:17 pm

Great day for him. Especially signing with the Nets today to play in his hometown in front of his family and friends.
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Re: Jason Collins about to sign 10 day contract with Nets expect

Postby DuddlyDoRight on Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:40 am

Espn is now owned by the bravo network, world weeps.
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Re: Jason Collins about to sign 10 day contract with Nets expect

Postby Congo Cash on Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:42 am

Seems like a PR move to me...
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Re: Jason Collins about to sign 10 day contract with Nets expect

Postby 432J on Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:27 am

Congo Cash wrote:Seems like a PR move to me...

definitely

collins was a decent low post defender once upon a time but he simply doesn't belong in the NBA at this point. not to mention he's up there in age in terms of NBA standards. this was a PR move and nothing else
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Re: Jason Collins about to sign 10 day contract with Nets expect

Postby Rooscooter on Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:06 am

So…. If I have my Jason Collins' correct…. this guy has played since 2001 and made over 35 million in the league and somehow this is the "first player" to play who is openly gay?….

ESPN is leading with this story….. ending with this story….. and just about everything between is this story…. While I think it does have some significance, it's not like Jackie Robinson who couldn't have hidden is status for 13 years before declaring he was "black"…..
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Re: Jason Collins about to sign 10 day contract with Nets expect

Postby Psychobroker on Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:41 am

Yes, this seems purely like a PR move. It's pretty lame to look at Collins like some sort of victim, or empathizing with him in some way for what... not being comfortable in expressing his sexual preference? WHAT DOES ONE'S SEXUALITY have to do with playing basketball games?? The guy is a MILLIONARE, getting paid to play a game he loves. Hardly disenfranchised or imho, a "historical" moment. :bang:
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Re: Jason Collins about to sign 10 day contract with Nets expect

Postby Basketball Fan on Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:19 am

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/ ... he-season/

Nets announce signing of Jason Collins for remainder of the season

It’s been very quiet on the Jason Collins front in Brooklyn, just as it should be.

The NBA’s first openly gay player has done the job he was brought in to do, playing smart basketball in a limited role on a Nets team that needed the depth at his position. And after playing out consecutive 10-day contracts, Collins has been signed for the remainder of the season, the team announced on Saturday via official release.

Collins isn’t there to put up numbers, and in fact, when touting his contributions to the team so far this season, the press release had to use totals instead of his statistical averages. It’s his leadership (and ability to give fouls, apparently) that have head coach Jason Kidd appreciating the team’s most recent addition.

From Andy Vasquez of NorthJersey.com:

The 35-year-old 7-footer known as “Twin” is regarded as a smart, tough player who makes opponents pay for entering the paint. Along with 37-year-old Kevin Garnett, Collins has been providing leadership for the Nets younger big men, including rookie F/C Mason Plumlee.

“[Collins] and [Garnett] can help Mason understand a lot of different things on how to get better,” Kidd said. “Twin can help him understand what it means to foul. There’s a technique I guess in that. But I think it was a good signing all around and I think it helps Mason.”

Collins is jokingly referred to as a “professional fouler” by his teammates. He is averaging 11.1 fouls per 48 minutes this season, making him one of the most frequent fowlers in the league.

The numbers, if you’re interested, are five points, six rebounds, and six steals — total — in eight games, with an average of 9.8 minutes per contest. But again, that’s not why Collins is there. And more importantly, neither is the reason that his signing has received so much coverage.
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