Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 at 3:07 pm  |  12 responses

Jason Collins, Celtics Agree to 1-Year Deal

After Greg Stiemsma signed with the TWolves earlier today, the Celtics moved quickly to replace him with a defensive-minded backup. ESPN Boston reports that the Cs are set to ink 7-footer Jason Collins to a one-year, veteran minimum deal: “The Boston Celtics are set to sign veteran center Jason Collins to a one-year, veteran-minimum deal, according to league sources. With restricted free-agent center Greg Stiemsma prepared to sign an offer sheet with the Minnesota Timberwolves — one the Celtics appear unable to match due to salary-cap constraints — Boston has moved quickly to add a legitimate 7-footer to their frontcourt rotation. The 33-year-old Collins, a veteran of 11 NBA seasons, gives Boston a defensive-minded big man who can give quality minutes off the bench. Collins’ offensive game is much-maligned and, for his career, he’s averaged 3.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. In 30 regular-season games with the Hawks last season, he scored a mere 39 points, but was a pest against the Celtics in the teams’ first-round series because of his defense (and occasional offensive burst).”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    the dwight howard stopper

  • Devonte

    Ainge & Doc need t get another veteran known for scoring and defending Allen Iverson for 1 yr backing up for Rondo. Iverson deserve a 2nd chance to play with a Championship contender team and thats Boston.

  • BC

    What qualities does Jason Collins posses to keep on playing in the NBA?

  • phil da windmill

    now that guy maybe worse than kwame brown glad we got rid of him lets go hawks!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    @bc 7 feet and 300+ punds

  • Heals

    Even in the worse case scenario he’s still a solid vet for Fab and Sully to lean on and learn from…

  • http://www.slamonline.com JTaylor21 Troll

    Fab and Sully dont need to learn S**t from Jason Collins.

  • http://www.nba.com Dacre

    I’m sure they would love to learn the secret to cashing free cheques over the span of an 11 year career.

  • http://slam FLIGHT 9

    They should have gotten DArko I guess.

  • clydesays

    Collins is basically 5 fouls KG doesn’t have to pick up. Other than that, I can’t see his use outside of the fact that you HAVE to have 5 players on the floor at all times…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    He defends Dwight better than most other players. And he’s a good defender. That’s why teams sign him.

  • Ernie D

    “You can’t teach size” – Doc