Shaquille O’Neal: Wanted Man in Free Agency

ESPN and FanHouse report that, even at the age of 38, a number of teams still want Shaq on their roster: “Boston, Dallas and Atlanta have all expressed interest in O’Neal, according to league sources. The discussions have been in the preliminary stages and no financial terms have been broached. But with each team being over the salary cap, they can offer O’Neal no more than the mid-level exception of $5.8 million per season. O’Neal, who played with the Cleveland Cavaliers last season, would like to play two or three more seasons, according to sources close to the future Hall of Fame center. An AOL Fanhouse report on Monday said O’Neal has been offered a two-year deal starting at the mid-level exception by Atlanta and that O’Neal is seriously considering it. However, his agent, Perry Rogers, denied that an offer had been made. ‘We have had no offers from the Hawks,’ Rogers said. O’Neal would be interested in playing for each of the three teams, sources close to him said.”