Jason Collins has been an effective defensive seven footer in the league for quite awhile and he will continue that next season with the Boston Celtics. The Celtics have agreed to a deal with the center, who should be able to serve as a mentor to the young guys while also being a Dwight Howard stopper if needed.
The Celtics have done a very good job this offseason of adding depth to their roster. They struggled against teams last year when they were unable to provide enough good players off of the bench. With all of the additions that they have had this summer, they might just be one deepest teams in the league.
The Celtics surprised a lot of people last year by almost sneaking into the Finals. A lot of people have dismissed that as a fluke, but the Celtics do not feel that way. They still think they have a two or three year window to win a title before the old guard retires and the new guard steps in. They have done a very good job of setting themselves up for the present and the future.
This deal might fly under the radar but it is a move that can always help. Veteran size will always help a team and a guy like Jason Collins is effective at what he does. He uses fouls effectively and can play a decent amount of minutes if necessary. There is nothing to dislike about this move and it shows the Celtics are having one heck of an offseason.