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.”