jason Collins, 35, is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets today and will be available to play with the team when they meet the Los Angeles Lakers tonight in the Staples Center, reports Yahoo Sports.
"Jason told us that his goal was to earn another contract with an NBA team. [Sunday], I want to commend him on achieving his goal," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in an issued statement. "I know everyone in the NBA family is excited for him and proud that our league fosters an inclusive and respectful environment."
After Glen "Big Baby" Davis decided to sign with the LA Clippers on Sunday, the Nets moved onto Plan B – bringing Collins back into the NBA, sources told Yahoo Sports.
After agreeing to a buyout with the Orlando Magic, Davis is expected to clear waivers at 5 p.m. on Sunday and will sign a deal for the rest of the season with his former Celtics coach, Doc Rivers, and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Collins revealed his sexuality in the spring, and had gone throughout the NBA preseason and regular season without a job offer. Once the Nets missed out on free agent Davis on Sunday, they moved to complete the process of signing Collins as a backup big man.
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