It isn't a secret that the Detroit Pistons are planning on using their 15th roster spot to get a veteran big man, someone who could play a few minutes a game at center when Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe need a rest.
It wasn't expected to be a big deal -- we're talking about someone who will fill Slava Kravtsov's roster spot -- but the Pistons might have one more interesting roster addition after all.
ESPN has reported that the Pistons have opened discussion with Jason Collins, who played 38 games last season for the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. Collins, who will turn 35 in early December, is a 12-year veteran who's used to playing a limited role. The last time he averaged more than 16 minutes a game was in 2007-08 with New Jersey.
Normally, a team signing a veteran who's averaged 3.6 points and 3.8 rebounds in his career would barely rate a line deep in the transactions page of the newspaper; however, this wouldn't be that kind of signing.
Collins, of course, made wor...