NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Brooklyn Nets apparently aren’t alone in considering free-agent center Jason Collins.
According to the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Clippers also have interest in Collins, who hasn’t played a game since announcing last April that he is gay.
Collins was a member of the Washington Wizards when he made the announcement in Sports Illustrated. The 7-footer was linked to the Nets and Detroit Pistons during the offseason but remains unsigned.
The undersized Nets worked out Collins during the All-Star break, general manager Billy King confirmed on Thursday. Collins would become the NBA’s first openly gay active player if he’s signed.
The Nets could use a presence in the paint with center Brook Lopez out for the year with another foot injury and forward Reggie Evans shipped off to Sacramento.
“I think he’s a possibility,” coach Jason Kidd told WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Friday. “But we also have to look at other candidates too. I can’t say that he’s not a candidate, but we’re looking.”