HoopsHype Jason Collins rumors
If the doubt crept in, Lawrence said, Collins didn't show it. "If he did (question whether he'd play again), I don't think he let it on," Lawrence continued. "I think his attitude and just his outlook on it has been positive, and working to make sure that when the chance came that he was ready to go, and understanding that once we got past training camp and into the season, it was going to be like something like what happened today, where it kind of happened quickly and that he had to be ready to go. Certainly with the contract that he has now, he has 10 days to prove himself." USA Today Sports
Mike Mazzeo: Collins will continue to wear No. 98 in honor of Matthew Shepard, who was murdered in anti-gay hate crime in 1998 #Nets @Ramona Shelburne Twitter @MazzESPN
NBA Communications: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement today regarding Jason Collins’ signing of a contract with the Nets today: "Jason told us that his goal was to earn another contract with an NBA team. Today, I want to commend him on achieving his goal. I know everyone in the NBA family is excited for him and proud that our league fosters an inclusive and respectful environment." Twitter
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
Davis, set to officially become an unrestricted free agent Sunday at 5 p.m. ET if, as expected, he is not claimed off waivers by another team, already informed teams of his decision to join the Clippers, according to sources. ESPN.com
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
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