Collins, who became the first openly gay player in the NBA nearly 10 months ago will finally actually get his first chance to actually play in that status.
Here’s what USA Today is reporting:
With free-agent-to-be forward Glen Davis telling the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday that he intends to sign with them after he clears waivers at 5 p.m. Eastern and thereby taking the Brooklyn Nets’ top free agent option off the table, the Nets moved quickly to finalize a 10-day deal with Collins. And after USA TODAY Sports first reported Davis’ intentions, the Nets confirmed the expected signing of Collins to a 10-day contract in a statement about the historic event. Collins is expected to be available for tonight’s game in Los Angeles against the Lakers.
“The decision to sign Jason was a basketball decision,” Nets general manager Billy King said in the statement. “We needed to increase our depth inside, and with his experience and size, we felt he was the right choice for a 10-day contract.”
As far as Davis is concerned, he reached a buyout agreement with the Orlando Magic on Friday, and was known to be considering the Nets and Clippers as options. The move reunites him with LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers who Davis for in when both were with the Boston Celtics.
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