The Nets could be the perfect landing spot. Their new head coach, Jason Kidd, was Collins' teammate for seven seasons with the Nets, from 2001-2008. He played with the Nets' latest acquisitions -- Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry -- just last season with the Boston Celtics. Joe Johnson played with Collins for three seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. Center Brook Lopez played for Collins' alma mater, Stanford, so there's a connection there.
source says "very doubtful'' Nets sign Jason Collins— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 28, 2013
It will be fascinating to watch. A New York team, and one he's played for before, could be a great spot for him. I'd speculated on Twitter that the Los Angeles Clippers could also be a great fit, given Doc Rivers is the new coach and Collins lives in Los Angeles.