Jermaine O’Neal Wants to Play This Thursday

by March 29, 2011

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.'”