Jason Collins doin’ work

Here we are in the playoffs, and once again Jason Collins is somehow making valuable contributions to the Atlanta Hawks. Collins had an understated but important role in Atlanta’s Game 1 victory.

In his honor, I proudly present “50 Seconds of Thunder: The Jason Collins Mixtape.”

Actual basketball info: Watch for the final clip, where Collins intelligently screens the rotating Boston defender, allowing Kirk Hinrich to slip easily to the rim (where he blows the layup). It’s these kind of cagey plays that make Collins a useful player, even when he’s not producing big (or any) stats.

When he gives you a few timely buckets to go with his stalwart “D?” Well, that’s just gravy.

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