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Citing unnamed sources, two writers reported that the Pistons have expressed interest in backup journeyman center Jason Collins. Collins made national news in April for becoming the first openly gay athlete to come out in one of the four major U.S. sports leagues. Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars doesn’t comment on potential free-agent targets until after they sign with the Pistons, but Dumars said last week that the Pistons do have a roster spot open and could be looking for a big man. The story stressed that talks are just in an exploratory stage with no offer being made to the 7-footer. – Detroit Free Press