Josh Smith and JasonCollins will miss Atlanta's weekend games against Indiana and Washington, the team announced on Thursday. They should both return for the home finale against the Miami Heat on Monday.
Standing in the Wizards' locker room for the first time after being traded to his sixth team, 34-year-old center JasonCollins was under no illusion about how he has managed to remain in the league for so long.
Twelve years of being able to foul people, Collins said jokingly. The stats aren't pretty.
It has been a decade since Collins started for the New Jersey Nets in the 2003 NBA finals. He has career averages of 3.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.9 fouls per game since being drafted 18th overall out of Stanford in 2001.
I've sort of found my niche role in the league being a low-post defender, go out there and box out, be physical and use all six of my fouls, Collins said. You can't take them home with you.
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02.02.2012 Atlanta Hawks center JasonCollins has left Thursday night's game against Memphis after he sprained his left elbow. The Hawks say he won't return, dealing another blow to Atlanta's short-handed center position. The team is ...