ATLANTA (AP) -With a trade to Memphis possibly near completion, center Jason Collins started what could be his final game with the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night.
Collins, who has spent all of his six-year NBA career with New Jersey, will reportedly be dealt to the Grizzlies by Monday for forward Stromile Swift.
``He's meant so much to this franchise,'' Nets coach Lawrence Frank said. ``And I don't want to write him off because, again, there are a lot of different things that could happen. So I really don't want to talk about him not being a Net until he's not a Net. But just dealing with all the speculation, I think is a true credit to him as a person.''
Frank indicated that the Grizzlies let New Jersey, which had Malik Allen out with the flu, keep Collins another game. Collins averaged just 1.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in playing approximately 16 minutes of his first 42 games.
The Nets also wanted to keep Nenad Krstic, who returned after missing two months to rehab his knee, to a 15-minute limit.

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