Reports from Portland: Jarron Collins to the Suns

According to reports out of Portland, Jarron Collins coming to the Suns to fill in from Robin Lopez at center.

If true, he would give Phoenix a record number of brothers on any one roster. I am totally making that up but I challenge anyone to find another team that has three players on the one team who all have brothers who are also on NBA rosters. And two of them have twin brothers in the league!

How could that not be some kind of record? Just call us the Phoenix Sunsbros

At least in this case you can't argue that we got the "lesser" brother in Jarron vs Jason because frankly, they are about the same over their careers.

[Note by Phoenix Stan, 10/21/09 5:24 PM MST ]

Here's what Basketball John from SLC Dunk had to say about Jarron. And with a name like "Basketball John" how could he be wrong?

Off the court, you'd be hard pressed to find a better guy.  He's intelligent, well spoken, and is an awesome chaperone.  He's a model citizen.

 On the court his repertoire includes flopping and taking charges and flopping.  On offense, you're not going to get anything from him.  He has a high basketball IQ for what it's worth.   And he'll be a good locker room guy.

He's not going to be much of a factor for you, but you probably knew that already.

Here's Jarron's career stats:

Year Team G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
01-02 UTA 70 68 20.6 0.461 0.000 0.740 2.0 2.3 4.2 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.80 3.30 6.4
02-03 UTA 22 7 19.1 0.442 0.000 0.710 1.5 1.3 2.7 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.86 3.20 5.5
03-04 UTA 81 31 21.4 0.498 0.000 0.718 1.4 2.5 3.9 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.98 3.10 6.0
04-05 UTA 50 38 19.2 0.414 0.000 0.697 1.1 2.1 3.3 1.2 0.2 0.1 0.68 2.90 4.3
05-06 UTA 79 41 21.9 0.461 0.000 0.717 1.7 2.5 4.2 1.2 0.5 0.3 0.77 3.20 5.3
06-07 UTA 82 9 11.1 0.441 0.000 0.651 0.9 1.2 2.1 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.45 1.80 2.5
07-08 UTA 70 9 10.0 0.439 0.000 0.622 0.6 1.1 1.7 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.31 1.50 1.7
08-09 UTA 26 3 7.7 0.457 0.000 0.727 0.8 0.7 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.35 1.30 1.5
Career -- 480 206 16.9 0.459 0.000 0.706 1.3 1.8 3.1 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.66 2.60 4.3

 

and here's Jason's:

Season Team G GS MPG FG% 3p% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
-- -- 0 0 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Career   572 429 23.4 0.410 0.207 0.648 1.5 2.8 4.3 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.94 3.10 4.

 

Looks pretty darn close to me.

The Suns have been saying that they would only replace Robin Lopez (who will be out until early December) with a guy that is ready to come and play. No projects allowed.

Collins with 8 years in Utah should fit that bill. A defensive big that can take up space, defend and grab some boards.

This isn't an official done deal yet so stay tuned as the story develops.

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