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Jason Collins Signing: Boston Celtics Land Veteran Center Collins

Jason Collins, an 11-year veteran center, has reportedly signed a one-year contract with the Boston Celtics, according to sources of Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston. The deal is for the veteran minimum of $1.35 million.

The Boston Celtics are set to sign veteran center Jason Collins to a one-year, veteran-minimum deal, according to league sources. (via ESPN Boston)

The move comes on the same day that the Celtics lost free agent center Greg Stiemsma, who made the team as a training camp invitee as a rookie last season and carved out a role as a shot-blocking and defensive specialist, to the Minnesota Timberwolves on an offer sheet that the team could not afford to match.

Collins has played for four teams -- the New Jersey Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks -- and spent the last three seasons in Atlanta. Last season, Collins averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game in 30 games played. Collins' best season came in 2004-05 with the Nets, when he averaged 6.4 points and 6.1 boards in 80 games, all of which he started.

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