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Jason Collins

Height:
7' 0"
Weight:
255 lbs
Age:
35
Born:
Dec 2, 1978
Northridge, CA, United States
Drafted:
2001 - round 1, 18th overall by Hou
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG
2014 Regular Season
1.1 0.9 0.2 0.4 0.0

Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets.

The NBA's first openly gay player had finished his second 10-day contract, which meant the Nets had to sign him for the remainder of the season if they wanted to keep him.

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Brooklyn Nets will sign Collins to a second 10-day contract.

Collins signed his original deal on Feb. 23, becoming the NBA's first openly gay player, and it expires Tuesday. The Nets then will re-sign him for another 10 days on Wednesday, the person tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the plans haven't been made public. After that, the Nets would have to sign him for the rest of the season if they wanted to keep him.

Collins has become the first openly gay player to see action in an NBA game.

Collins, signed Sunday to a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn, reported into the game against the Los Angeles Lakers with 10:28 left in the second quarter and the Nets leading 35-26 after Nick Young made the first of his two free throws. The crowd welcomed him with a nice ovation when public address announcer Lawrence Tanter announced his name.

Jason Collins and the Brooklyn Nets are meeting in California and he could sign with the team on Sunday, a person familiar with the situation said.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the talks were ongoing and being kept confidential. ESPN.com was first to report that the Nets were expected to sign Collins.

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