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Jason Collins | Center/Forward | #98

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (39) / 12/2/1978
Ht / Wt:  7'0" / 255
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (18) / HOU

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Jason Collins has announced his retirement from the NBA in a press release on Wednesday.
After averaging 1.1 points and 0.9 rebounds for the Nets last season, it is clear that his age has simply caught up to him and we will no longer see him play in the NBA. After becoming the first openly gay athlete in the league, he will continue to serve as an NBA Cares Ambassador. Wed, Nov 19, 2014 09:47:00 AM

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Jason Collins is still undecided, but is leaning towards retiring from the NBA.

"As the years go by, you watch your hand go lower and lower on that square. Father Time is undefeated against us all," Collins said. "I'm really grateful for my Stanford degree now. On the other hand, I can still dunk." Collins only averaged 1.1 points and 0.9 rebounds with the Nets last year and has a big career ahead of him as a speaker on LGBT issues, so it would be a surprise to see him back on the court this season.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 09:20:00 AM

Jason Collins said he's not sure if he's going to play in the NBA next season.

"I kind of need a mental break right now," Collins said. "I'm going around doing a lot of speaking opportunities, speaking up for civil rights issues, LGBT issues. I'm enjoying my summer. I'm a huge fan of tennis. I'm going to Wimbledon next week to check that out." He played just 7.8 minutes per game in 22 games last season, so teams probably won't be too eager to add him to their benches.
Source: Nets Daily
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 08:50:00 AM

Jason Collins has been named to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential list.

This honor comes as a nice ending to what has been an extremely turbulent year for Collins off the court. He hasn't played in either of the Nets' two playoff games so far, but did speak briefly about being named to the list, "It's a cool honor, but I know I'm not doing this just by myself."
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 01:00:00 PM

The Nets have officially signed Jason Collins for the rest of the season.

Collins' statistical contributions are negligible for Brooklyn, but he gives them another solid defender, pick-setter and rebounder while Kevin Garnett (back spasms) continues to recover. The Nets have hung their hats on defense lately, allowing their opponents to score the fewest points of any team in their past 10 games.
Source: Newsday
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 09:29:00 AM

The Nets are expected to sign F/C Jason Collins for the remainder of the season when his second 10-day contract is up on Thursday.

No surprise here, and no fantasy implications, either.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 07:51:00 PM

The Nets signed Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract on Wednesday, as expected.

The veteran center is averaging more personal fouls (2.2) than combined points (0.6), rebounds (1.0), assists (0.2) and blocks (0.0). He'll continue to rebound, set hard picks and play physical defense, and his presence is a nice insurance policy with Kevin Garnett bothered by back spasms.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 10:33:00 AM

Jason Collins will receive a second 10-day deal from the Nets, according to Yahoo! Sports.

His first 10-day deal will expire on Tuesday and the Nets will have him until at least Mar. 14. After Collins' second 10-day expires, the team would have to sign him for the rest of the season. In his four games with the Nets, Collins averaged 0.8 points, 1.0 boards, 0.3 assists and 0.8 steals in 8.5 minutes per game.
Mon, Mar 3, 2014 04:52:00 PM

Jason Collins is expected to remain a Net for the rest of the season.

Collins' 10-day contract expires next week, but the Nets are reportedly "all but certain" to keep him for the rest of the season, according to sources. Collins has averaged nine minutes per contest in two games with the Nets and has yet to score, so while this is a great human interest story, Collins has absolutely no fantasy value at the moment.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Jason Collins made his season debut for the Nets on Sunday with no points, two rebounds, one steal and two turnovers in 11 minutes.

He played down the stretch of this game and his debut went a lot better than his stat line shows. Collins' effort in an NBA game tonight goes beyond the basketball court in what was a historic night at Staples Center. While this will be a huge story all season, it's not going to have many fantasy basketball implications.
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 11:44:00 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have officially signed Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, and he will be available to play in Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

This marks a historic day, as Jason Collins will be the first openly gay athlete in major professional sports. However, with career averages of 3.6 points and 3.8 rebounds, he is clearly not a fantasy asset.
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 01:25:00 PM

Jason Collins reportedly has a meeting with the Nets in a few hours, and is expected to sign.

This further confirms that Glen Davis is likely headed to LA, as Jason Collins was Brooklyn's Plan-B. Stay tuned for official confirmation, but it seems almost certain that Jason Collins will soon be the first openly gay player to play in the NBA. He has no fantasy value.
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 11:59:00 AM

If the Nets are unable to sign Glen Davis, they are expected to sign Jason Collins to a 10-day contract.

Glen "Big Baby" Davis is expected to make a decision on where he will sign sometime on Sunday, and if he chooses to sign with the LA Clippers instead of the Nets, Brooklyn will look to sign free agent C Jason Collins. While Collins is unlikely to have a large impact on-court, the social implications of the first openly gay man ever in the NBA are huge. Stay tuned.
Sun, Feb 23, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Free agent C Jason Collins worked out for the Nets.

Collins wouldn't have much of an on-court impact outside of giving the Nets a big body off the bench. But the social impact of even a 10-day contract would be massive. Collins would become the first openly gay man ever in the NBA. The Clippers are also thought to have some interest.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Interest in free agent C Jason Collins has been "scarce."

It would be silly to jump the conclusion that this is because Collins revealed he is gay in April. The lack of interest is because he's 34, severely lacks offensive skills and can't be much more than a third center at this point in his career. Collins is training in Los Angeles in the hopes of landing a one-year deal. The Pistons have passed.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 01:52:00 PM

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