Jermaine O'Neal RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jermaine O'Neal Not Ready for NBA Return

    ESPN "Jermaine O'Neal has called off his comeback plans for now, the veteran big man announced Monday on Instagram. The Dallas Mavericks, one of several teams to express interest in O'Neal, were optimistic that they would sign the 18-year veteran soon after the All-Star break. However, O'Neal..." February 17

  • Blazers pursuing Jermaine O'Neal

    ESPN "The Portland Trail Blazers have joined the race to try to convince former All-Star center Jermaine O'Neal to play one more NBA season at age 36, according to league sources. Sources told that the Blazers, who drafted O'Neal out of high school in 1996 and employed him for his first four..." January 07

  • Free agent Jermaine O'Neal hints at NBA return

    CBS Sports "Jermaine O'Neal posted the above photo to Instagram on Monday, and it seems to indicate that he's preparing to return to the NBA. The free agent center has previously traveled to Germany for Orthokine therapy on his knees in the offseason, and he recently tweeted that his family would have "the..." January 06

  • Jermaine O’Neal says whether or not he plays this season will be ‘a pure family decision’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jermaine O’Neal played 18 NBA seasons for seven different teams, and proved he was still impactful in a reserve role last year with the Golden State Warriors. O’Neal has contemplated retirement, however, and has yet to make a decision on whether or not he’ll catch on with someone — most likely..." December 23

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    O'Neal makes home in DFW area and has long hoped to play for Mavs. But now, with Rondo there, I'm told he's highly intrigued by possibility

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    Bay Area Sports Guy @BASportsGuy

    Bob Myers said Jermaine O'Neal won't come to camp and "probably won't be with us next year." Said they're happy w/ Bogut, Ezeli & Kuzmic.

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Bob Myers talked to Jermaine O'Neal yesterday, and the big man is still trying to decide if he'll play in 2014-15.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    GS C Jermaine O'Neal is expected to take his time deciding whether to keep playing or retire. Still loves game but yearns to be with family.

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Jermaine O'Neal plans to play and get a second painkilling injection in knee.

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    The bruise is on Jermaine O'Neal's kneecap, so unless Rapture is coming, look for him to gut it out.

  • Warriors' Jermaine O'Neal: 'Dirty play' led to injury

    USA Today "Jermaine O'Neal knows this could be it, but he didn't want it to end like this. The Golden State Warriors big man, who may retire after this season, went down in a heap early in the second quarter of his team's 100-99 Game 6 victory Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers, with even-bigger..." May 02

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin is confronted by Jermaine O'Neal after game

    Los Angeles Times "Blake Griffin was talking to friends in a Staples Center hallway after the Clippers’ victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night when Jermaine O’Neal walked up and got into Griffin’s face. Griffin was posing for pictures when he was approached by the angry backup center for the..." March 13

  • Warriors Jermaine O'Neal inspires teammates

    San Francisco Chronicle "Jermaine O'Neal has a way with words. He's introspective and intelligent. By the time he's done speaking about any given subject, you know exactly how he feels and suspect that you probably should feel the same way. The latest sermon from the Warriors' backup big man caught his teammates..." February 26

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Jermaine O'Neal returned to practice after sitting out with his surgically repaired wrist.

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said Andrew Bogut and Jermaine O'Neal will miss Wednesday's game vs. Miami.

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    Monte Poole @MontePooleCSN

    PF David Lee & C Jermaine O'Neal both questionable for #Warriors tonight vs Bobcats. That's an upgrade for JO.

  • O'Neal 'unsure' when he will return to game action

    CSN Bay Area "Backup center Jermaine O'Neal on Wednesday participated in his first full practice since undergoing surgery on his right wrist last month and anticipates returning to the court soon. How soon is yet to be determined, but O'Neal almost certainly will be back in uniform before the Feb. 13-16..." January 23

  • W's GM Myers lays out timeline for return of O'Neal, Ezeli

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors general manager Bob Myers joined Jim Kozimor on Wednesday's edition of Yahoo! SportsTalk Live to discuss several topics, one of which centered around injured big men Festus Ezeli and Jermaine O'Neal. When asked if he expects both players to help the Warriors this season, Myers sounded..." January 16

  • Warriors Center Jermaine O’Neal Undergoes Successful Surgery On Right Wrist "Golden State Warriors center Jermaine O’Neal underwent successful arthroscopic surgery this morning to address a torn ligament in his right wrist, the team announced. Following the procedure, which was performed by Dr. Jeff Yao at the Stanford Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic, O’Neal..." December 13

  • Warriors' O'Neal ponders options

    CSN Bay Area "Standing in front of his cubicle in the Warriors locker room prior to their game against the Mavericks on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena, Jermaine O'Neal was candid and a bit sentimental. His right wrist is in such pain, he said, that he simply cannot continue without some kind of remedy. He..." December 12

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Jermaine O'Neal will undergo arthroscopic surgery Friday to address a torn ligament in his right wrist, according to the Warriors.

  • Warriors' O'Neal playing with wrist injury

    San Jose Mercury News "Jermaine O'Neal has been playing with a sprained right wrist, which is technically a tear of the ligaments, but there are no plans for the Warriors backup center to have surgery. The severity of the injury is unknown, as the Warriors aren't saying. O'Neal, according to team sources, has had the..." December 05

  • O'Neal comes up big in Warriors' 102-101 win over Pelicans

    San Francisco Chronicle "With Andrew Bogut cheering and tweeting from a nearby hotel, his understudy made many of the big plays in the Warriors' 102-101 victory Tuesday night over the Pelicans. Bogut was serving a one-game suspension for his part in Saturday's altercation with Portland, so the Warriors turned to..." November 27

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    Marcus Thompson @gswscribe

    Jermaine O'Neal is listed in the starting lineup

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Jermaine O'Neal has a bruised right knee and minor strained right groin, according to Warriors. He's out tonight vs. Utah and then day 2 day

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    With the injury to Jermaine O'Neal, Golden State plans to sign center Dewayne Dedmon of Santa Cruz in D-League, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Warriors O'Neal sustains knee sprain, groin strain

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors backup center Jermaine O'Neal slipped to the floor early in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's 102-88 win over Utah and sustained a right knee sprain and right groin strain. O'Neal's status will not be determined until he undergoes additional tests on Sunday. The 18th-year..." November 17

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    Rusty Simmons @Rusty_SFChron

    Jermaine O'Neal (right foot confusion) will be available tonight vs. Philadelphia, according to Mark Jackson.

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  • Phoenix Suns' Jermaine O’Neal will be careful with return to court

    Arizona Republic "Suns center Jermaine O’Neal was surprised to hear that he’s been sick the last couple days. The 34-year-old hasn’t practiced since injuring his calf Wednesday against the Wizards, but had also been dealing with flu-like symptoms, according to interim coach Lindsey Hunter. In reality,..." March 25

  • Jermaine O’Neal set to return

    Arizona Republic "O’Neal practiced Tuesday and is set to return Wednesday night against Houston. Hunter said he’d likely tinker with the starting lineup as a result — probably relieving Markieff and Marcus Morris of spot duty at center. O’Neal scored in double digits in the three games prior to his absence,..." March 13

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    Craig Grialou @

    Suns O'Neal rejoined team for this morning's shootaround; he wont play night but he said he "will play" Wednesday at Houston

  • Jermaine O'Neal expects to miss three games while tending to daughter

    Arizona Republic "When Jermaine O’Neal went from perennial All-Star to banged-up veteran, there were many times when his daughter, Asjia, saddled up next to his ailing body on the couch just as she does when he is healthy. Whether it was the persistent knee or wrist problems, Jermaine was comforted by Asjia. She..." March 05

  • Jermaine O'Neal will finish season with Suns

    USA Today "Veteran big man Jermaine O'Neal, one of the NBA's all-time good guys, will finish a season that has been stressful professionally and personally with the Phoenix Suns. Briefly considering trying to reach a buyout with the Suns so he could join a contender in the dusk of 17-year-career, O'Neal..." February 22

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    Chris Broussard @

    Knicks showing strong interest in Phx's Jermaine O'Neal...

  • Family life gives O’Neal perspective for trade, future plans

    Arizona Republic "When Jermaine O’Neal became a free agent this summer, he talked about only wanting to be part of a championship contender if he was going to return for a 17th NBA season. Meetings with the Suns and talks with Grant Hill about the Suns athletic training staff changed his perspective and O’Neal..." February 18

  • Jermaine O’Neal open to trade but has other things on his mind

    Bright Side Of The Sun ""I have a tough situation coming up with my daughter," O’Neal said. "She’s having heart surgery in Boston on March 5. She has a leaky valve that has to be corrected because her body is having to work too hard. She is having chest pains. "For me, it’s one thing after another. I haven’t even had a..." February 18

  • Jermaine O'Neal Looking Forward To A Healthy Season More Than Anything Else

    Bright Side Of The Sun "The Phoenix Suns signed 16-year NBA veteran Jermaine O'Neal to a one year, $1.35 million deal yesterday (the veteran minimum for a player of his service years). O'Neal becomes the Suns' longest-tenured NBA veteran, doubling the service years of the next guy on the list - Sebastian Telfair, 8..." August 16

  • O'Neal never a good fit

    Boston Globe "Hoping his body does not betray him yet again, Jermaine O'Neal spins to the right on a post move and releases his picturesque but methodical jumper. The ball swishes and those in attendance, including Lakers coach Mike Brown and general manager Mitch Kupchak, watch with keen interest. The..." July 18

  • Jermaine O'Neal thankful for chance in Hub

    Boston Herald "Eyebrows were raised when the Celtics signed Jermaine O'Neal two summers ago. The C's got the better of O'Neal in two playoff series — one with Indiana, one with the Heat — so people wondered why they believed he was part of the inside answer. Celtics players actually pushed to bring him in,..." March 22

  • O'Neal misses practice; could play Sunday

    Boston Globe "Celtics' center Jermaine O'Neal missed practice Saturday to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging on his right knee. According to coach Doc Rivers, the MRI had been scheduled before the Celtics' 91-89 win over New York Friday. Rivers said O'Neal will likely be available for Sunday's game against..." February 05

  • Jermaine O'Neal on defensive

    Boston Herald "Jermaine O'Neal followed up an 0-for-6 performance in Indianapolis on Saturday night with a more representative 12-point, 11-rebound double-double last night. But the Celtics center said he's tired of talking about offense. Contrary to public perception, O'Neal said, scoring isn't why he's..." January 17

  • Bigger impact means better days

    Boston Globe "Technically, First Night is tonight, but you can't blame the Celtics if they thought they rang in a new year last night. The return of NBA basketball to Boston felt like a brand-new start, separate from those three deflating losses in New York, Miami, and New Orleans. It was the first night..." December 31

  • O'Neal answers critics

    Boston Herald "Jermaine O'Neal doesn't read the paper or listen to sports radio, so he claimed to be unaware of his status as the Celtics whipping boy as the team limped to an 0-3 start. But the 16-year veteran has been around long enough to understand that negativity is a staple of the NBA. He knew that..." December 31

  • O'Neal ready for anything

    Boston Herald "Jermaine O'Neal is too old to let trade rumors rattle him, even if the Celtics' on-again, off-again role in a sign-and-trade deal for New Orleans forward David West continued to bob above the surface of the NBA market. O'Neal, who has discussed the possibility of being traded with president..." December 11

  • Jermaine O'Neal healthy, hungry to help

    Boston Herald "Jermaine O'Neal worked out in a number of cities during this prolonged offseason, and it seems appropriate that Las Vegas was among them. It seems the 33-year-old Celtics center has very much grasped the concept of all-in. O'Neal considered retiring after last season. He was coming back from..." December 09

  • Shaq can loom large as TV analyst on TNT

    Orlando Sentinel "Dear consumer: Please go to best Buy or Costco or some other place that sells electronics and compare prices on the biggest flat-screen, high-def TVs for sale. You're going to need a humongous one once the NBA opens its doors again. Your TV is going to have to make room for two giants of..." July 16

  • Surgery not Jermaine to this wrist injury

    Boston Herald "Few players deliberate more over the pros and cons of surgery than Jermaine O'Neal, who after undergoing knee surgery last January has decided to take a more holistic approach with the torn ligament in his left wrist. O'Neal, who went through the playoffs with the wrist injury, has decided to..." June 23

  • Shaq expects Dwight Howard to win "three or four championships"

    Orlando Sentinel "Shaquille O'Neal has some pretty high expectations for Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic. At his retirement press conference in Windermere, O'Neal said Howard is the only dominant center in the NBA and the Magic are "one or two pieces" away from winning a championship. "There's only really..." June 04

  • O'Neal needs surgery

    Boston Globe "Jermaine O'Neal played much of the playoffs with a fractured left wrist that will require surgery, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said yesterday. O'Neal tore cartilage in the wrist in a preseason game against the Raptors, then wore a brace when he was on the floor. He aggravated..." May 14