Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams: Signing Jason Collins would be a ‘media circus’

Feb 19, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) dribbles the ball during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 19, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams (8) dribbles the ball during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Although they could strike a deal with Glen “Big Baby” Davis, who was bought out by the Orlando Magic, the Los Angeles Clippers could be his landing spot.

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.”

Collins averaged just 1.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in 38 games for the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards last season.

Topics: Brooklyn Nets, Deron Williams, Glen Davis, Jason Collins

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