Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  11 responses

Jermaine O’Neal May End Up in Dallas

According to the Dallas Morning News, there’s a chance the Mavs will sign Jermaine O’Neal this summer: “The Mavericks have been linked to an O’Neal as a possible addition to their center rotation, but it’s the wrong one. While speculation swirled about a possible union with Shaquille O’Neal, an NBA source said it’s Miami’s Jermaine O’Neal who is on the Mavericks’ radar. That doesn’t mean O’Neal, 31, is on the verge of coming to Dallas, but he does have some intrigue. And it probably would be as a straight free-agent signing, not a sign-and-trade, the source said. The idea would be to sign O’Neal, who averaged 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in 70 games and 28.6 minutes per game last season, for the mid-level exception or perhaps less. The Mavericks are not interested in any sign-and-trade with the Heat for O’Neal and Michael Beasley.”

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  • Fat Lever

    I think the fact that we’re almost at 2 hours with this story and I’m the only commenter tells you all you need to know about JO’s relevance in the NBA now.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    There have been rumors about JO being involved in a sign n trade for Haywood, but the Mavs have absolutely no interest in that course of action. Picking up JO as a free agent would be different. The Mavs have been throwing around a lot of PF/C names recently. Al Jefferson is another one.

  • ccantrell

    there is no way the mavs are trading haywood for someone like oneal especially after how well he played after being traded to dallas

  • MikeC.

    JO would be a nice pickup for the Mavs, but not at the expense of losing Haywood. JO’s durability is an issue, but not an overwhelming issue if he’s not the main big.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    at the right price, a nice move. he can’t be any worse than dampier.

  • http://twitter.com/darrellma dma

    i thought florida is where old people went to die, not dallas.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I wouldnt want him…. Sure, he had a couple good years (with Pacers) but he seems to be injury prone, and a trouble-maker..

  • Dyce

    HELL NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

  • Clay

    Dallas: Where centers go to die.

  • booyah

    It really depends on how much they have to spend on him to get him. He is not nearly what he used to be. but he still is a solid center who can contribute solid numbers grab some boards and block some shots. Dallas isnt looking at him to be a number 1,2,3, or probably even 4 option on offense so it would be ridiculous to expect him to put up amazing numbers. solid add if they can get him.

  • slawson

    No worries Mavs fans… he just agreed to terms with Boston.