View Full Version : Atlanta Hawks Sign Jason Collins

09-02-2009, 09:19 PM

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks have added more depth and size to their frontcourt by signing center Jason Collins, who spent last season with Minnesota.

The move comes about a week after the Hawks signed 6-foot-10 forward Joe Smith.

Hawks general manager Rick Sund said the 7-foot Collins, an eight-year veteran, will add size "and a good interior defensive presence," to the Hawks.

Sund said Collins, who played with the New Jersey Nets in the 2002 and 2003 NBA finals, also brings postseason experience.

Collins played in 31 games with Minnesota last season and averaged 1.8 points and 2.3 rebounds.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

Ripper Gein
09-02-2009, 09:26 PM
FTW 2009-2010 NBA Champs Atlanta Hawks!!!

09-02-2009, 09:29 PM
Can you say Number 1 seed!!

09-02-2009, 09:47 PM
You all joke, but watch out for them. Everyone is already kicking Atlanta out of the 4th spot, when no one knows how these summer transactions for other teams will go. Atlanta improved this summer too. Added Crawford, Joe Smith, and Jeff Teague to the bench. Also another year of playoff experience. Josh Smith, Marvin, and Horford a year older.

09-02-2009, 09:48 PM
collins for mvp

09-02-2009, 09:48 PM
This is better than the Moore signing !!