The Nets did not acquire a big man at the trade deadline despite making a play for Los Angeles Lakers‘ power forward Jordan Hill, among others.
Another option for the Nets is free agent big man Jason Collins, who the Nets are considering signing after recently working him out.
Although the Nets would be fine with signing Collins, who recently announced he was gay, they admit it would be a distraction.
“I think it’s definitely going to be a media circus just because of the situation,” Williams told Roderick Boone of Newsday. “It’d be a historic day and so we definitely have to deal with that. But I think with the type of team that we have, veterans who have played with him before and know him, it shouldn’t be a problem.”
However, Williams wouldn’t blame Collins for any distractions.
“It’s not him being a distraction,” Williams said. “It’s just the media coming along with it, because every city you go to, it’s not just like you answer a question once and then it’s over with. It’s a recurring thing. But like I said, I don’t think it would be a problem for us.”