Skip to content

Report: Jason Collins to receive second 10-day contract from Brooklyn Nets

Mar 3, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

Jason Collins, ZaZa Pachulia

The Brooklyn Nets already made history.

Now they’re going to make a roster move.

The Nets signed Jason Collins to a 10-day contract, making him the first openly gay athlete to play in a major North American team sport. That contract expires Tuesday, so Brooklyn will reportedly give him another deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

The Brooklyn Nets will sign center Jason Collins to a second consecutive 10-day contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Nets have gone 3-1 with Collins, so they’re probably not looking for reasons to dump him. When teams win, they often want to keep everything – even the unhelpful elements – in tact.

In 34 total minutes, Collins has three points, four rebounds, three steals, four turnovers and 10 fouls – hardly great box-score production. But box-score stats have never reflected Collins’ true value. More troubling, Brooklyn’s defensive rating is 118.2 with him on the court.

Small-sample caveats apply, but the Nets will have an interesting decision when this second 10-day contract expires. At that point, the Nets can sign Collins for the rest of the season or not at all. Sometimes, teams defer that choice and sign other players to 10-day contracts before choosing one for the rest of the season. That could happen with Brooklyn and Collins.

I think the Nets, as previously reported, plan to keep Collins through the end of the season. But this second 10-day contract will give them a little longer to determine whether they want to stick to that plan.

Latest Posts
  1. Report: Dante Exum diagnosed with torn ACL

    Aug 4, 2015, 9:56 PM EDT

    Dante Exum Dante Exum

    Exum suffered the injury in an exhibition game in Slovenia.

  2. Report: Concern Dante Exum tore his ACL

    Aug 4, 2015, 8:01 PM EDT

    Dante Exum Dante Exum

    That would derail a lot of the Jazz’s positive momentum

  3. Report: Magic sign Melvin Ejim to partially guaranteed contract

    Aug 4, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT

    Melvin Ejim, Rafael Hettsheimeir, Vitor Benite AP

    Will former Iowa State star make Orlando’s team?

  4. Kobe Bryant says he’s not sure if he retires at end of season

    Aug 4, 2015, 1:45 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant

    Kobe doesn’t know how he’ll feel next summer. You can’t blame him for that.

  5. Report: Knicks reach deal with backup center Kevin Seraphin

    Aug 4, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT

    Washington Wizards v Charlotte Hornets Getty Images

    He will battle Kyle O’Quinn to backup Robin Lopez.

  6. Corey Brewer excited to reunite with Ty Lawson, spark Houston

    Aug 4, 2015, 10:45 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets vs Houston Rockets Getty Images

    Lawson and Brewer put up impressive offensive numbers together in Denver.

  7. Raptors officially unveil new uniforms, yes there is a Drake-inspired one

    Aug 4, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT

    alternate2-details

    I’m no fashion critic, but they’re not bad.

  8. Andrea Bargnani says he would have played “for free” to prove himself with Nets

    Aug 4, 2015, 9:14 AM EDT

    Andrea Bargnani AP

    Somehow I bet he still cashes his paychecks rather than actually playing for free.

Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Bryant (1650)
  2. J. Thompson (1638)
  3. S. Vujacic (1522)
  4. L. James (1453)
  5. M. Scott (1430)
  1. J. Smith (1326)
  2. P. George (1259)
  3. J. Noah (1235)
  4. D. Lee (1207)
  5. K. Durant (1151)