EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As expected, Jason Collins isn’t going anywhere.
In a move that had been anticipated for days, the Nets officially announced Wednesday that they’ve inked the 12-year veteran to a second 10-day contract. Collins has given the Nets some added frontline depth and they may need it Wednesday night when they host the Grizzlies at the Barclays Center since Kevin Garnett will sit out a third straight game with back spasms.
“It’s cool,” Collins said before the Nets’ shootaround at the PNY Center. “But I’ve still got a job to do and it starts again tonight against Memphis.”
Collins, who signed his first 10-day contract on February 23, has played in five games for the Nets, registering three points and five rebounds in 36 minutes.
“I thought 'Twin' did a great job for us in his first 10 and we look for him to continue to do the same thing he’s done,” Nets coach Jason Kidd said. “So, hopefully we can move past that 10 days and he’s with us for the rest of the season.”