The Pistons have decided to pass on signing veteran free agent center Jason Collins, an official in the team's front office tells Franz Lidz of Sports Illustrated. Collins recently worked out for Detroit in hopes of filling out their bench, but it doesn't seem like he'll be joining the club.
The 7-foot journeyman played in 38 games last season for the Celtics and Wizards, averaging less than two points and two boards in about 10 minutes per contest. The Pistons were looking at the veteran as an insurance policy for big men Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe.
The 34-year-old center became the first active male in one of the four major North American team sports to announce he was gay earlier this year. Now, Collins is back in L.A. working out and hoping to get another call from an NBA club looking for a tough veteran defender.