NBA player Jason Collins

The Brooklyn Nets are targeting free-agent center Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in NBA history, to return to the franchise, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

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NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out, Twitter Erupts
NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out, Twitter Erupts
NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out, Twitter Erupts
�ÐMEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 1: Jason Collins #34 of the Memphis Grizzlies poses with twin brother Jarron Collins #31 of the Utah Jazz at the FedExForum March 1, 2008 in Memphis, Tennessee. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
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ÐMEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 1: Jason Collins #34 of the Memphis Grizzlies poses with twin brother Jarron Collins #31 of the Utah Jazz at the FedExForum March 1, 2008 in Memphis, Tennessee. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, right, puts up a shot as Washington Wizards center Jason Collins defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Wizards rally for 103-100 win over Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, right, puts up a shot as Washington Wizards center Jason Collins defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Austin Rivers (25) drives to the hoop between Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) and center Jason Collins (98) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Hornets win matchup of Doc, Austin Rivers 90-78
New Orleans Hornets shooting guard Austin Rivers (25) drives to the hoop between Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) and center Jason Collins (98) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 17: Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls tries to recapture the ball under pressure from Jason Collins #98 (L) and Garrett Temple #17 of the Washington Wizards at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. 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 Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Washington Wizards v Chicago Bulls
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 17: Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls tries to recapture the ball under pressure from Jason Collins #98 (L) and Garrett Temple #17 of the Washington Wizards at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. 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 Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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