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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Right, he played the way he plays. It's not like it was a secret, and it's not like the Nets thought they were getting Jordan. Being gay wasn't going to suddenly make him great.

    Yet apparently, he brings something to the team and something to the bench or he would never have played in the first place. He's a defensive player, always has been.
    I just thought it was odd that they only signed him to a 10 day contract. so what happens after 10 days?

    as for his career, I tend to agree for the most part. He's never been able to shoot, he's never been able to rebound, he was basically a "big guy" who could clog up the middle and foul people to prevent easy baskets.
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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I just thought it was odd that they only signed him to a 10 day contract. so what happens after 10 days?
    He gets released, signs another ten day contract, or he signs a longer contract.

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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    He gets released, signs another ten day contract, or he signs a longer contract.
    I haven't followed the NBA closely for a while, is this a common practice?
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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I haven't followed the NBA closely for a while, is this a common practice?
    It's reasonably common, usually with teams that can fill an injury on the free agent market.

    It's just not common for a guy to have those stats and get mentioned. Guess you have to bend over for that kind of recognition.

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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    It's reasonably common, usually with teams that can fill an injury on the free agent market.

    It's just not common for a guy to have those stats and get mentioned. Guess you have to bend over for that kind of recognition.
    the funny thing is, he's not even "the first".

    Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional sports league when he made his Major League Soccer debut in May 2013
    so Collins isn't even the first openly gay professional player. and, unlike Collins, Rogers didn't wait until his career was already over and in the dumpster before coming out....
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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    the funny thing is, he's not even "the first".



    so Collins isn't even the first openly gay professional player. and, unlike Collins, Rogers didn't wait until his career was already over and in the dumpster before coming out....
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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    No need to do that, but given your history here it's clear that hyperbole and persecution are all you've got in your arsenal.

    A lot of guys aren't all-stars. Should they all get cut?
    If they suck (easy now...suck at basketball)...then yes.

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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I haven't followed the NBA closely for a while, is this a common practice?
    I'm not really sure, but at this point in the season you will see some of it. A team might sign someone to a ten day contract to fill in a hole that they need filled until some player/s come back from injury, and while much of the time the player has no shot to earn a spot on the team, if they play well they might get picked up some other team. Much of the time this is used on players that have pretty much played their way out of the league and either has no chance to really play again in the league, or someone that if they play well could very well revive their career, but I wouldn't imagine it is clear to the player many times which one they happen to be, so it's not at all rare to see them play well in the hopes it gives them another shot. For example, Manny Harris was signed to two ten day contracts with the Lakers this year after they suffered from a horde of injuries and found themselves in need of some players to fill in some roster spots. He played well, and while he was not signed on again after his second contract was up earned himself some exposer with good performances, and at least from what I saw, showed he deserved to be on an NBA roster. How his performance when signed to those two ten day contracts plays out for him in future is unknown, but for now he is back to the D-League.

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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    No need to do that, but given your history here it's clear that hyperbole and persecution are all you've got in your arsenal.

    A lot of guys aren't all-stars. Should they all get cut?
    Whoa!!! Slow down there, cowboy! Wow, we are a bit touchy, aren't we? "Given your history" and "all you've got in your arsenal". Obviously, things are not all that clear to you. But, you go right on with your little fit.
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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    If they suck (easy now...suck at basketball)...then yes.
    The man had a long career and he never was a big scorer. For thirteen years the GMs of the Nets (twice), Celtics, Grizzlies, Wizards, Timberwolves and Hawks knew nothing about basketball?

    In 2010–11, the fifth-seeded Hawks defeated the fourth-seeded Orlando Magic as Collins slowed the Magic's dominant center, Dwight Howard. After Game 4 in the series, then-Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy called Collins' play "the best defense on [Howard] all year".[15] After two seasons and a half with the Hawks, Collins averaged 1.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per game.

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    The best defense all year, and your assessment is that he sucked?


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