Hawks Interested in Jason Collins|Hey Indy, Why Don’t We Get Him?

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Don’t let the smile fool you.

HoopsWorld.com has reported that the Atlanta Hawks are looking to sign seven-foot, 255-pound center Jason Collins. Collins was most known for his contributions with the New Jersey Nets, playing with them for close to seven years and appearing on the 2003 NBA Finals team as the starting center.

But that brings me to something, with the Hawks going for Collins, why not the Indiana Pacers? Let’s examine. Well, Indy has stole a player this off-season already from the Hawks. You all remember the Indiana Pacers getting power forward Solomon Jones. Yeah, good times, very good times indeed.

But I am going to have to say this, the Pacers may be weak this year with the big men. The starters are Roy Hibbert and Troy Murphy with Tyler Hansbrough and Jeff Foster backing them up. Then there is Josh McRoberts and Solomon Jones. But I think Jason Collins in there wouldn’t mind. Collins may be the type of player Indy might need.

Although Collins is big for his size, he isn’t that big of a guy you can count on for rebounding and blocking shots. But man, what a player he is when he gets on defense. Getting Collins in would be a great add for the team’s off-season which means two new defensive stoppers to the squad in Collins and Dahntay Jones. I’ve seen Collins guarding Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming very well.

He’s also helper when you need help at defending a guy, which brings a strong double-team takeover when Indy is facing their hateful opponents. The only trouble may be is in the category of fouls, but hopefully Jason can work it out. If Collins actually were to be part of the roster in the blue and gold, the depth chart of Indy will most probably look like this:

PG: T.J. Ford/Earl Watson/Travis Diener/A.J. Price

SG: Brandon Rush/Dahntay Jones

SF: Danny Granger/Mike Dunleavy

PF: Troy Murphy/Tyler Hansbrough/Josh McRoberts/Solomon Jones

C: Roy Hibbert/Jeff Foster/Jason Collins

Yes, the Pacers would look like an excellent team. What do you think? Comment below and give your feedback. Is Jason Collins a good choice? Let your voice be heard!

Tags: A.J. Price Atlanta Hawks Brandon Rush Cleveland Cavaliers Dahntay Jones Danny Granger Earl Watson Houston Rockets Indiana Pacers Jason Collins Jeff Foster Josh McRoberts Mike Dunleavy Minnesota Timberwolves NBA NBA Finals NBA Playoffs New Jersey Nets Roy Hibbert Shaquille O'Neal Solomon Jones T.J. Ford Travis Diener Troy Murphy Tyler Hansbrough Yao Ming

  • http://www.ebsports.net/bbs/forumdisplay.php?f=18 Matthew P.C. Holmquist

    First off, welcome to the fansided community! Hope you enjoy your time here as much as I have since starting the Wolves blog earlier this summer.

    Secondly, Collins used to be a good defender when he was on the Nets. Last year, I, much like yourself, expected him to be a capable defender with limited offensive skills. However, once I saw him on the court it was obvious he was out of shape, undetermined, and most likely done getting any sort of playing time on an NBA team.

    Regardless, I think Roy Hibbert improving over the summer can easily fill the shoes of the defensive stopper you guys need on this team. The kid is an absolute beast.

  • http://alwaysmillertime.com Josh Dhani

    Good point Matthew.

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