36. Jason Collins

36. Jason Collins
Jason Collins did not do a lot of the things that would get you noticed in a box score.  Playing over 500 Games with the Nets, Collins would only average 4.3 Points and 4.4 Rebounds per Game but what he did do incredibly well was screen, defend the post and was praised for his leadership and high basketball I.Q.  Collins played with New Jersey from the 2001/02 season when he arrived as a draft day trade from Houston until he was traded to Memphis in February until 2008 but he would return at the end of his career (2014) for 24 Games.  It was notable as he had come out as gay only a month prior making him the first openly gay player in the Big Four of American Sports.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Traded from the Houston Rockets with Brandon Armstrong and Richard Jefferson for Eddie Griffin 6/27/01.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for Stromile Swift 2/4/08.

    Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 2/23/14.

    Departed (2): Retired after the 2013/14 Season.
  • Games Played: 532
  • Per Game Averages: 23.8 MP
    .413 eFG%
    .658 FT%
    4.3 PTS
    4.4 RB
    1.1 AST
    0.6 STL
    0.6 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 7.6 PER
    .477 TS%
    1.5 VORP
    19.1 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: None

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