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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 at 2:34 pm  |  15 responses

Jermaine O’Neal, Suns Agree To 1-Year Contract


O’Neal, who went to Germany this March to receive the knee procedure Kobe Bryant and Grant Hill had in the past, has agreed to terms to join the Suns, according to the Arizona Republic. JO was hoping to land with the Lakers, but Friday’s Dwight Howard trade put an end to that: “In the shadow cast by Superman’s arrival in Los Angeles, the timing of Jermaine O’Neal’s choice to commit to the Suns on Friday was unfortunate as an unrelated move. Given the caliber of remaining NBA free-agent centers, O’Neal’s commitment to sign a one-year, $1.35 million contract with Phoenix could be fortuitous if — and it’s a huge if — O’Neal can be healthier than he has been for the later half of his 16-year career. The Suns had only a backup center role and a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract to offer with a franchise that is in transition.”

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  • Vikturus

    That’s great for Jermaine, hope that the medical staff can work their magic on him.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    I remember when he was relevant…

  • RS

    HE NEEDS TO RETIRE HE IS THE BIGGEST CRY BABY EVER AFTER EVERY CALL HE FUSES WITH REFS

  • spurs4life

    If he woulda sign with my Spurs the year he was suppose to become a FA while with the Pacers, he woulda had a HOF caliber career.

  • http://www.slamonline.com AT

    lol he hasnt been relevant for like 6 years. But he can still produce on a small level

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    There goes the Suns again…taking on another rehabilitation project.

  • rob stewart

    the new Juwan Howard

  • http://slamonline house

    lol fuses with refs, sounds sick, like a medical procedure lol.

  • Bananas

    hot tub time machine

  • The Mauve Avenger

    The Suns have the strangest roster I swear.

  • thor

    ^^ No man, Suns just hasn’t changed in a while.

  • Ernie D

    I like him, but he’s done. The wrist, both knees… and that’s just the recent stuff. If they want someone who won’t take charges, wants to be a significant part of the offense, probably won’t give you much for rebounding. Basically set picks and clog the lane when smaller guys try to drive to the hoop. I recall a game against Miami when Lebron drove on him. JO clearly had position, but knew he was gonna have to take a charge., or get the foul called on him anyway. Instead of falling on his already injured wrists, he threw a shoulder at Lebron, which ticked off Lebron off enough to throw the ball at JO (JO gave that stone cold face to him… which was pretty aweseome). IN retrospect… I know exactly why he did it. He was tired of getting hurt. Can’t blame him, but is that worth 1.35 Mil?? If you are big, I guess it does.

  • phil da windmill

    in the words of kevin durant ” I really don’t care.”

  • dma

    JO is still alive?

  • http://www.slamonline.com nbk Troll

    Andrew Bynum is the new Jermaine O’Neal.

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