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Jason Collins - PF/C, 7'0, 255
Retired - Retired after 2014 season
       Date of birth: 12/02/1978
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 18th pick, 2001
     Out of: Stanford
  NBA Experience: 13 years
  Hand: Right

2001 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 18th overall by Houston.
2001 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Houston, along with the draft rights to Brandon Armstrong (#23) and Richard Jefferson (#13), to New Jersey in exchange for the draft rights to Eddie Griffin (#7)
13th July, 2001 NBA Signed four year, $5,330,184 rookie scale contract with New Jersey. Included team option for 2004/05.
27th October, 2003 NBA New Jersey exercised 2004/05 team option.
30th October, 2004 NBA Signed a four year, $23.6 million extension with New Jersey.
4th February, 2008 NBA Traded by New Jersey, along with cash, to Memphis in exchange for Stromile Swift.
2008 NBA Draft NBA Traded by Memphis, along with Brian Cardinal, Mike Miller and the draft rights to Kevin Love (#5), to Minnesota in exchange for Marko Jaric, Greg Buckner, Antoine Walker and the draft rights to O.J. Mayo (#3).
2nd September, 2009 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Atlanta.
28th July, 2010 NBA Re-signed by Atlanta to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
9th December, 2011 NBA Re-signed by Atlanta to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
26th July, 2012 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Boston.
21st February, 2013 NBA Traded by Boston, along with Leandro Barbosa, to Washington in exchange for Jordan Crawford.
23rd February, 2014 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Brooklyn.
5th March, 2014 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Brooklyn.
15th March, 2014 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Brooklyn.
When: Where:
1997 - 2001 Stanford (NCAA)
June 2001 - February 2008 New Jersey Nets (NBA)
February 2008 - June 2008 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
June 2008 - July 2009 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
September 2009 - June 2012 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
July 2012 - February 2013 Boston Celtics (NBA)
February 2013 - June 2013 Washington Wizards (NBA)
February 2014 - June 2014 Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
From blog:

   The best of what's left after what was the best of what's left has gone and is no longer left

Jason Collins re-signed with Atlanta.

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   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010

The other type of no-trade clause - the one made famous by Devean George - involves players on one year contracts who will have early or full Bird rights at the season's end are given the right to veto any trades that they may be in, so that they aren't powerless to prevent having their Bird rights taken away from them (which is what happens when such players are traded, for reasons I am not aware of.) The players who qualify for that criteria and thus yield that power are as follows;

1) Jason Collins (Atlanta)
2) Marquis Daniels (Boston)
3) Anthony Carter (Denver)
4) Rasual Butler and Craig Smith (L.A. Clippers)
5) Shannon Brown (L.A. Lakers; this can be avoided if he invokes his player option for next season concurrent to the trade.)
6) Jamaal Magloire and Carlos Arroyo (Miami)
7) Aaron Gray (New Orleans; same as Brown.)
8) Josh Howard (Washington)

Just because they have this power, it doesn't mean they will use it. Devean George did, but that was the exception; players last year who could have done but didn't include Nate Robinson and Royal Ivey. Nor did Aaron Gray, who has achieved the unusual feat of having the right to veto a trade in back to back seasons. It is, however, something to note.

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   The best of what's left

Jason and Jarron Collins - The two are listed together for the simple reason that they're identical in every way. Jason used to be considerably better, but he's not now - not since Kiefer Sutherland and Eddie Izzard have two different people been so identical in every way. Both are little things players, big and versatile defenders, charge-takers and heartbreakers; neither can score or rebound. Both put up absolutely dreadful numbers when measured by any conventional metrics. Coaches continue to love them anyway for their "intangibles." Jason is said to have agreed to re-sign in Atlanta, but hasn't done so yet. For this reason, they are candidates for your team, regardless of whether you want them to be.

EDIT: Jason's re-signing with Atlanta is now official. This, by default, makes Jarron hotter property. Buy early to avoid disappointment.

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   These unsigned big men are ready to help (or hurt) your team

Jason Collins - Collins is unsigned not because of who he is, but because of what he can't do as a player. In an era of stretch bigs, his one plus NBA skill is mitigated, and his huge weaknesses magnified.

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