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Monday, July 25, 2016

Brooklyn Nets worked out Jason Collins, considering signing him

Jason CollinsThe Brooklyn Nets worked out Jason Collins this week in Los Angeles and are giving “strong consideration” to signing him, ESPN reports.

Nets GM Billy King confirmed to the NY Daily News’ Stefan Bondy that the team worked out Collins this week. Collins reportedly was in shape for the workout.

Collins, 35, played for the Washington Wizards last season but has gone unsigned this season because of his age and declining ability. He’s only played limited minutes and made limited contributions in recent seasons.

Collins came out as gay last year and would become the first openly gay player in the NBA if the Nets signed him. If the Nets were to sign him, it would most likely be on a 10-day contract for frontcourt depth.

Such a signing wouldn’t be too big of a deal for two reasons: one, Collins wouldn’t have much of an impact on the court and two, he already came out several months ago, so this wouldn’t exactly be new news.


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