Jarron Collins Signs Second 10-Day Contract, Hopes For More Points Than Fouls

Patrick ParsonsAnalyst IJanuary 17, 2011

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 29:  Brandon Roy #7 of the Portland Trail Blazers is swarmed by Jason Richardson #23 (L) and Jarron Collins #20 of the Phoenix Suns during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2010 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. The Suns defeated the Blazers  99-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Jarron Collins was re-signed by the Los Angeles Clippers for his second 10-day contract of the season in a move ignored by most of the league on Saturday.

The move is a win-win for both parties, as the Clippers have somebody for Blake Griffin to dunk on in practice and Collins is allowed to call himself an NBA player for the next 10 days in hopes of seducing a woman at the club or receiving a discount on NBA.com apparel!

Collins, a 10-year veteran, has totals of 17 points, 17 rebounds and 24 fouls in 22 games for the Clippers so far this season. You'd have to believe that he intends on evening out those ratios and perhaps bettering his season-high of four points before this contract expires.

Although that will be easier said than done.

Initially, the Clippers' early-season plan was to pair Collins with Brian Cook in late-game attempts to overpower opponents with size rather than skill. However, Cook went down with an ankle injury on December 17 and Collins has been non-existent since, averaging only 0.5 PPG since Cook's injury, an astronomical drop from the 1.0 he was averaging before Cook went down.

I'm sure that Clippers fans around the country (if they exist) will be watching eagerly to see if Collins is able to regain his 2008 form (40 points to ONLY 35 fouls) when Cook is once again healthy.