Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 12:00 pm  |  15 responses

Jermaine O’Neal Wants to Play This Thursday

Jermaine O’Neal lives! (… We think …) And says he would like to suit up for the C’s this week, though Doc Rivers isn’t entirely convinced. From the Boston Herald: “Jermaine O’Neal, fresh off what he described as a three-week training camp with coach Tim Grover in Chicago, joined the team [yesterday] in Indianapolis. Though it might sound a little ambitious, the Celtics center said his goal is to play Thursday in San Antonio. ‘This is the best I’ve felt since last year in Miami,’ he said before [last night’s] game against the Pacers. ‘I just never felt good from the start of this season.’ Doc Rivers appreciates the intent, but doubts it will happen. ‘I guess there’s a small possibility,’ said the Celtics coach, who will get his first look at the post-knee surgery O’Neal during a Wednesday practice in San Antonio. ‘But i really don’t think so.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Cheryl

    You better use him while he “feels good” Doc. That doesn’t last very long.

  • toinefan88

    This is great, our chip is coming together.

  • Waggle

    Tim groper? Is he as good as Tim Grover?

  • Anthony

    i forgot him lol

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Yeah prove why they felt ok letting Perk go. Lol

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  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    i love that AJ’s link is to SLAMonline.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    I honestly forgot he was on the Celtics roster.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    He’s getting old, by NBA standards, funny cuz he’s the same age as me.. “There comes a time in every man’s life, that J.O. loses its magic”..

  • roman

    Want he wants and his body wants is two different things. Good luck with this- fragile

  • ClydeSays

    If he could come back, give the C’s 15 mpg and be effective, that would help. But I’m not holding my breath…

  • Towelie

    Meh, Celtics are deep enough at C and PF position.

  • ripslam

    @Towelie: At center they’ve got Krstic. At PF they have KG, Davis, and occasionally Jeff Green. That’s it. The return of Shaq and JO will be much welcomed.

  • Yesse

    Did i just hear what i think i did?

  • http://jojo.com Max

    Is he still alive?