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Jermaine O'Neal agrees to terms with Celtics

Jul 8, 2010, 1:39 PM EDT

nba_oneal.jpgWe warned you this was coming last night, and now it has… you really need to learn to trust us.

Jermaine O’Neal has agreed to terms with the Boston Celtics, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. The deal is reportedly two years of the full mid-level exception, or nearly $12 million total.

O’Neal had a good season last year in Miami, a career high shooting percentage of nearly 53 percent and giving the Heat 13.6 points per game. His all around offensive game was better, as evidenced by a PER of 17.9, the best number he has had since his peak years early in the last decade.

This gives Boston some frontline help that they need with Kendrick Perkins out until a couple months into the season. He also gives the Celtics some depth so Kevin Garnett can have his minutes scaled back and keep his knees fresh for the playoffs.

Simply put — this made the Celtics a better team next season. And they are going for it all again, next season.

  1. hnirobert - Jul 8, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Good luck with that. I hope they have a peg leg for him.

  2. tai - Jul 8, 2010 at 2:34 PM

    now onwards to a backup shooting guard and another big talk of kwame signing for the vets minimum i like tht it won’t really hurt as anyway the guy for me hu compliments allen perfectly would be rudy fernandez sign for us rudy i want you on our team i hope they do good back-up for ray and hes affordable 1.5 million he makes sign him whilst you still can i like david lee maybe he could be lured with a double sign and trade of sheeds deal and scals deal we still have some cap space we haven’t gone over it yet

  3. Brandon McCrackin - Jul 8, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    I am so glad to have this loser off Miami’s Roster. He does nothing but soak up money and set on the bench.

  4. Drew - Jul 8, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    I’m still concerned about the age of the Celtics. They need some young legs.

  5. Anonymous - Jul 9, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    go boston……………..

  6. Patrick - Jul 9, 2010 at 11:42 PM

    its funny everyone keeps saying the celtics are so old. when they won games it was because they had experience, but when they lost they were old. its called they were hurt most of the season. and lets not forget they were six mins away from winning banner 18. oh yeah game 7 foul shot difference was 22 to 6. was there any game this whole season that one team only took 6 foul shots.
    Go Celtics
    lebron who we are still the best in the east

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