The Detroit Pistons have “registered exploratory interest” in signing free agent center Jason Collins according to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. Collins became a free agent after finishing last season with the Washington Wizards but the 34-year-old has made many more headlines this summer due to his sexual orientation as opposed to anything having to do with his basketball career.

Collins famously became the first active player in any of the four major US sports to announce that he’s gay when he wrote a Sports Illustrated article back in April but there’s been very little talk about his “active” basketball career ever since. That could change soon however if the Pistons get past the exploratory stage and decide to sign the 7-footer to back up Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond in their frontcourt.