Nets Considering Signing Jason Collins
Nets general manager Billy King confirmed Thursday afternoon the Nets have worked out free agent center Jason Collins, and he could potentially be signed by the team to fill its need for a big man according to the New York Post.
“We’re going to look at anybody that’s a free agent that’s big that’s out there,” King said on a conference call with reporters following Thursday’s trade deadline. “We’re going to look at anybody that’s in the D-League that’s big, we’re going to look at anybody coming back from China. We’ll explore all of them.
“Jason Collins is a free agent and he’s out there, so obviously he’ll be included in the list.”
Collins of course would become the first openly gay NBA player after he famously came out in an article in Sports Illustrated last May.
It could be a good fit, and the move would have the blessing of Nets coach Jason Kidd.
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“Jason’s a good friend of mine and he was also a teammate in Jersey,” Kidd said last spring after Collins made his announcement. “He’s a true professional on and off the court. It takes a lot of courage what he did, but it’s just going to make the world a better place.’’