(NEW YORK) — The Brooklyn Nets are expected to sign center Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract on Wednesday, according to ESPN.
The 35-year-old Collins became the first openly gay athlete to play in one of North America’s four major professional sports leagues, when he saw 11 minutes of action in Brooklyn’s 108-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 23.
Entering Monday, Collins has played in four games with the Nets, averaging 0.8 points, 1.0 rebounds and 8.5 minutes per game.
At the end of his second 10-day contract, the Nets will have to either sign Collins for the rest of the season, or part ways with him.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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