Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at 2:26 pm  |  29 responses

Collins Close to Sign with Hawks

The Hawks are close to completing a deal to add veteran center Jason Collins. Collins was in town for a workout with the Hawks two weeks ago and made a favorable impression. A 7-foot, 255-pound eight-year veteran, Collins would also sign a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum, as Smith did.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com James the balla

    Not bad I guess. He is pretty bad though.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    They need a center, but…

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    I was trying so hard to think of a wity, entertaining one-liner, but couldn’t. I mean, I HAD a few, but anything funny immediately gets wiped away by the fact it’s about Jason Collins.

  • http://sprint.com/sero dma

    i’m sure Lang is just jumping for joy.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Sean Marks, Adonal Foyle, and Jason Collins have all been signed before David Lee.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    being a Nets fan, whatever you think of Collins: the guy can play some D, set some screens, not bad to have as a back-up center.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    The analysts always say that he’s one of the best low post defenders in the NBA. I dunno, he was always whack to me.

  • http://www.pablasso.com pablasso

    @BETCATS: well, if he could be signed by the same amount of those guys (even combined) he would be gone a long time ago.

  • http://astrokidz.blogspot.com T.J.

    Another good signing for the Hawks!

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    they oughta sign his clone too….

  • LeoneL

    The missing piece! Watch out for the Hawks!!! LOL

  • whooo!

    Z, i really think the analysts just come up with crap when they say that about Collins. in reality, they should just be saying “this guy is garbage, but he’s good for 6 fouls a game… you should see his lesser brother though…”

  • VA

    best move yet.i have just jumped on the hawks bandwagon. Prediction: Hawks win 4 straight championships, Collins wins MVP, and Collins gets 10 yr $300 million extension. u heard it here first, mark my words.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    I’m just glad we’re going after Collins the Greater as opposed to Collins the Lesser.

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  • onions baby onions

    while VA is clearly high, I can’t knock Collins as a backup. If he ever has to play significant minutes because of injuries or w/e then you have a problem Hawks fans.

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  • T Money

    Don’t hate. Those extra 0.73 points and 2 rebounds will come in handy during the NBA Finals.

  • carl

    ok for a third stringer. atl has had horrible depth for a few years so to me an inside rotation of Smith & Horfod backed up by Joe Smith, Pachulia and COllins seems like an upgrade

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    not that the Hawks will get the Finals anyway, T Money.

  • Dirtybird

    Might as well get Garret Siler instead.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    i think sarcasm died about 50 times in this post.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Finals???? Really??? There are 3 teams better then Atl. in the SW division alone

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    s E… my bad

  • no id

    Its funny how ppl are knocking this..I mean the Hawks have made some quiet improvements this off season with Crawford, Teague, Joe Smith, and now Collins. They might not be the big name free agents but they add depth to an already strong starting five. Something that Atlanta lacked deeply. If anything it will help them but it won’t make them worse.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Im not trying to knock them.. I think no id is right, and they do have a better team then they did a year ago, should once again make playoffs and lose to Bos,Orl or Cle.

  • http://sevendeu2u.wordpress.com/ Seven Duece

    This means that Randolph Morris really does suck. And that no matter how bad you are, 6’11″ gets you a W-4 in the L.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Man, you guys suck… sarcasm, jebus.