The "Other O'Neal" Leaning Towards Boston

With the Boston Celtics in desperate need of a big man or two to fill the void of Rasheed Wallace and Kendrick Perkins, a lot of the attention has gone to Shaquille O’Neal as a good option. According to Yahoo! Sports’ finest, Danny Ainge might think there’s another O’Neal that would be better suited for the team.

From Adrian Wojnarowski’s Twitter Account:

Jermaine O’Neal is leaning toward signing with Boston, but still considering Denver, league sources tell Y! Decision will come soon.

Earlier today, Jermaine O’Neal told that he was deciding between Boston, Dallas and Denver for this coming season. In the span of the day, the list has been weeded down to two with Boston in the lead. All signs point to him receiving a portion of the Mid-Level Exception.

I can’t say that I love this move, but I definitely don’t hate it. We certainly could do a whole lot worse than Jermaine O’Neal. I’ve been debating all day which O’Neal (Shaq or Jermaine) is a better fit for us, but who says we can’t get both? This will most likely be the first of many new faces to join the Celtics’ roster this off-season.

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  1. Hunter Thomas


    July 8, 2010 at 3:47 am

    After the reports of Celtics being interested in Kwame Brown, Jermaine O’Neal looks like Bill Russell to Boston fans. I don’t love the move either, but I like it. I think he is one of the best options out there and I would be extremely happy if they got this done!

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