Monday , Feb , 04 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

New Jersey Nets Set on Dealing Jason Collins Not Jason Kidd


The Nets are expected to finalize a deal Monday that could be the first of many before the Feb. 21 trade deadline. They will be shipping away one of their Jasons. Could the other be far behind? Center Jason Collins, who has been a Net since the start of the 2001-02 season, will be dealt to Memphis on Monday for talented but underachieving Stromile Swift, the second overall pick in the 2000 draft, right behind Kenyon Martin. The Nets are trying to get more athletic in the frontcourt, which is one of the reasons Collins lost his starting job to Josh Boone in December. Collins, a defensive specialist, averaged 4.4 points and 4.5 rebounds in 6-1/2 seasons with the Nets. [Click here for more from the New York Daily News.->http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/nets/2008/02/04/2008-02-04_nets_to_trade_jason_collins_but_will_the.html]