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February 24, 2014 Updates
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Rivers was coy but smiled when asked about Davis possibly joining the team as early as Monday. "I've heard of him," Rivers said when asked about Davis. "We call him Baby Baby ... Whatever happens happens soon. I have a hunch. I do have a hunch but until everything is done I have no idea." ESPN.com

With free-agent-to-be forward Glen Davis telling the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday that he intends to sign with them after he clears waivers at 5 p.m. Eastern and thereby taking the Brooklyn Nets' top free agent option off the table, Collins is - according to a person with knowledge of the situation - in the process of finalizing a 10-day deal with the Nets that would be nothing short of historic. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal is not yet done. USA Today 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. Yahoo! Sports

Jason Collins has reached agreement on a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, clearing the way for the first openly gay athlete in major professional sports history, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

Collins will become the first openly gay active player in North America's four recognized major team sports. The Nets moved quickly to sign Collins to have another big body available against the Lakers. Collins will become the first openly gay active player in North America's four recognized major team sports. ESPN.com

Yet because Collins never continued his career, the revelation was somewhat anticlimactic in terms of its possible social impact. That could change soon, as – according to a person with knowledge of the situation – the Nets were told on Sunday morning that Davis would sign with the Clippers and Collins is widely believed to be their next option. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the talks. USA Today Sports

Jason Collins may be on the verge of becoming the first openly gay NBA player to actually, well, play. With strong signs that free-agent-to-be forward Glen Davis will likely sign with the Los Angeles Clippers after he clears waivers at 5 p.m. Eastern, Collins appears to be next in line as a roster addition for the Brooklyn Nets. The 35-year-old announced his homosexuality by way of Sports Illustrated nearly 10 months ago, and thus became known as the first openly-gay NBA player. USA Today Sports

Marc J. Spears: NBA free agent forward Glen Davis is "leaning" toward signing with the Clippers, a source told Yahoo. Davis clears waivers at 5 PM EST today Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

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