The Portland Trail Blazers have announced the signing of reserve center Jarron Collins to a second 10-day contract. Portland's roster stands at 14 players.
Collins has played in three games for the Blazers, averaging 0 points and 2 rebounds in roughly 4 minutes per game.
This contract carries Collins through games against the Charlotte Bobcats (March 11), Atlanta Hawks (March 12), Dallas Mavericks (March 15), Cleveland Cavaliers (March 17), Philadelphia 76ers (March 19) and Los Angeles Lakers (March 20).
After that stretch, the Blazers would need to decide whether to keep Collins for the remainder of the season or part ways. He is the only healthy true center on the roster aside from starter Marcus Camby, however power forward LaMarcus Aldridge has seen a bunch of time in the middle.
Here's the team's release...
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed center Jarron Collins to a second 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Rich Cho.
Portland signed Collins to a 10-day contract on March 1. He has appeared in three games for the Trail Blazers, totaling six rebounds and one assists.
Collins, 32, holds career averages of 3.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 15.8 minutes in 540 games (216 starts) with Utah, Phoenix, L.A. Clippers and Portland.
A 10-year NBA veteran who played collegiately at Stanford, Collins (6-11, 249) also spent the 2009 preseason with the Trail Blazers, averaging 3.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 14.0 minutes in four games.
The Blazers signed Collins to his first 10-day contract on March 1, shortly after a three-for-one trade for forward Gerald Wallace opened up two roster spots.
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