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Collins losing weight, gaining momentum


07:55 AM ET 08.03 | The Hawks re-signing of free-agent center Jason Collins to a one-year contract means at least the following: Atlanta thinks Collins will be more effective in 2010-11 because he will be in better shape. Word is he's already lost a significant amount of weight. Also, Hawks owner Michael Gearon Jr. is on record as saying ... he didn't think Collins was properly utilized by Woody. So maybe Larry Drew gets Collins gets more minutes.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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August 3, 2010  09:57 AM ET

He should help Curry out maybe it will help him become more of a useful Bum, as if bums were anything but useless.

August 3, 2010  09:59 AM ET

Never was a fan of the "Twin" - Nothing more than 6 fouls to offer from this big man aside from clogging the middle a bit.

August 3, 2010  10:03 AM ET

And? I haven't heard of Jason Collins in years

August 3, 2010  10:05 AM ET


August 3, 2010  10:15 AM ET

It's nice to be a seven footer.........Make a couple of million a year to work 8 to 12 minutes a night.......

August 3, 2010  10:16 AM ET

Collins is making a living as a journeyman type player. He is not the center of a championship caliber team.....

August 3, 2010  10:30 AM ET

Collins is making a living as a journeyman type player. He is not the center of a championship caliber team.....

Exactly... losing weight has nothing to do with basketball skills... if you suck you suck!

August 3, 2010  10:58 AM ET

oh boy a post about a scrub - sweet! Another millionaire idiot - the peps in the unemployment line say thank you for the free cans of food!

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August 3, 2010  01:24 PM ET

Deep backups at best. Who gives a shi...

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August 3, 2010  01:33 PM ET

Collins was utilized just fine last year (for someone who scored less than a point a game and shot 35%)

How does a 7 footer shoot 35% ?

Often times Teams will have guys on the Roster - not so much for what they do in the game, but b/c they are good for the team in practice...

I think Jason fits into that category.

August 3, 2010  01:43 PM ET

Atlanta is grasping at straws. Collins has been in the league 10 years. If he had anything, we would have seen it by now. And the owner doesn't think he was used properly. LOL! I have a suggestion; call me.

August 3, 2010  02:11 PM ET

how do you properly use an unathletic center with no offensive game? you put him on the floor and say use your fouls big fella and that's about all there is to it

August 3, 2010  02:46 PM ET

we need a rule change here, people. if dad dropped one load and the egg split, then these guys should be a package deal. that's right, six players on the court... i said it.

'jason&jarron, you're in for zaza'.

yes, i am having a rough day.

August 3, 2010  02:57 PM ET

to think these two went to stanford lol...not that they did much their either lol

August 3, 2010  04:09 PM ET

who...? wat-eva man.

August 3, 2010  04:11 PM ET

who?? wad-eva


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