First openly gay in the NBA Jason Collins signed with the Nets for the remainder of the season

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The Brooklyn Nets certainly need a veteran big man inside with the Playoffs fact approaching.

They also need a leader to nurture the young big men in the team like sophomore Mirza Teletovic and promising rookie Mason Plumlee.

So the Nets decided to sign center Jason Collins for the remainder of the season.

This was announced by General Manager Billy King on Saturday.

Collins signed a 10-day contract on February 23 and was renewed with another  10-day on March 5.

He has appeared in eight games for the Nets, totaling five points, six rebounds and six steals in 78 minutes.

Currently in his 13th NBA season, Collins has played in 721 NBA games, with averages of 3.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game.

Collins became the first openly gay player in one of the four major team sports when he signed and played in the Nets’ Feb. 23rd win over the Lakers.

His comeback in the NBA has been widely embraced around the Association by fans, fellow players and other representatives alike.

Ed Umbao

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