Jason Collins Wants To Return To Celtics

Jason Collins enjoyed his time in Boston and Celtics coach Doc Rivers never wanted to let him go, but his tenure with the C's came to an end this season when the club had to acquire backcourt help in the wake of injuries to Rajon Rondo and Leandro Barbosa.  He declined to comment when asked if he wanted a buyout of his deal in order to finish his career with a contender, but said he told Michael Lee of the Washington Post that he would "definitely" consider signing with Boston next season.

"[I] might put a no-trade clause in there," joked Collins, who was traded to Washington after Chris Wilcox refused to forfeit his Bird rights to facilitate the deal. "What an honor it was to play for a great organization that has so much history. Great group of guys in that locker room. The leadership with Doc, [Kevin Garnett] and [Paul] Pierce. Nothing but good memories."

For his career, Collins has averaged 3.6 PPG and 3.8 RPG while providing tough, physical defense off the bench.  The big man will be a free agent this summer after earning the veteran's minimum for 2012/13.

Though he's far from a star player, Collins is accustomed to winning in his NBA career after time with Boston and the Jason Kidd-led Nets.  For his part, Rivers says that he wouldn't mind having Collins back in green and white.

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