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Jermaine O'Neal | Center

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/13/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 262
College: None
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The Mavs are now reportedly going after free agent Jermaine O'Neal in an effort to replace Brandan Wright.
The Mavs currently do not have a true backup center to help out Tyson Chandler, and O'Neal played for head coach Rick Carlisle with the Pacers, so there's something here. However, while O'Neal would help out the Mavericks in the depth department, he wouldn't be worth owning in most leagues. He averaged 7.9 points and 5.5 rebounds with the Warriors last season. Dec 18 - 6:55 PM

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Jermaine O'Neal said he plans to make a decision about whether he'll play in January.

There was talk of him making a decision back in October, so he's still weighing his options. O'Neal surprisingly played 20.1 minutes per game last season and may have a little left in the tank, but he's had a slew of injuries over the past decade.
Dec 12 - 5:06 PM

Jermaine O'Neal said he would think about returning to the NBA.

He said he might not be able to adapt to being a fan, but there's no reason to get too excited about this news. O'Neal has dealt with a lot of injuries and it's probably time for him to hang 'em up.
Oct 30 - 7:10 PM

Warriors' general manager Bob Myers named Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli, and Ognjen Kuzmić as the centers for Golden State heading into training camp.

Noticeably absent from that list is veteran Jermaine O'Neal, who has been mulling retirement this past offseason. This does not necessarily mean he is not returning to the Warriors, Myers could be simply counting the bodies he knows are already in the fold. Still, it is concerning that O'Neal is yet to commit to playing next season. Either way, O'Neal's days of fantasy relevance are long over.
Sep 25 - 5:32 PM

Jermaine O'Neal is still deciding whether to play next season, according to Warriors GM Bob Myers.

J.O. only played in 44 games last year, but when he was on the court he was effective, averaging 7.9 points on 50.4 percent shooting, with 5.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in just 20 minutes per game. The Warriors have been in communication with him all summer, so there's a good chance he'll return to the Bay Area if he doesn't retire.
Sep 23 - 7:15 PM

Unrestricted free agent Jermaine O'Neal is contemplating retirement after 18-years in the league.

The Warriors are remaining in touch with O'Neal in case he decides to suit up for his 19th NBA season. O'Neal could sign a one-year deal with the Warriors for the veteran's minimum, but this would be a situation in which he offers much more to the Warriors organization than a fantasy squad. O'Neal averaged 7.9 points, and 5.5 rebounds with the Dubs last season, missing 28 games due to injury.
Jul 14 - 1:21 PM

Jermaine O'Neal hasn't decided whether to retire this summer after 18 seasons in the NBA.

J.O. is only 35 years old but he was drafted straight out of high school in 1996 and has taken a beating throughout the course of his impressive career, which includes six straight All-Star appearances from 2002-2007. His defense, rebounding, pick-setting and leadership were essential for the Warriors all season, particularly with Andrew Bogut injured in the playoffs, and if he does retire his veteran presence will be sorely missed.
May 4 - 10:19 PM

Jermaine O'Neal confirmed that he plans to have a pain-killing shot before playing in Game 7 vs. the Clippers on Saturday.

The Warriors will not have Andrew Bogut (ribs) or Festus Ezeli (knee), so J.O.'s availability is crucial even if he only logs around 15 minutes. The Warriors vs. Clippers will play in the third and final Game 7 in a historic Saturday of NBA action, which is followed by two more decisive Game 7s on Sunday.
May 3 - 1:13 PM

Jermaine O'Neal (knee) suggested that Glen Davis intentionally tried to "dive toward [O'Neal's] legs" during Game 6, leading to a bruised right kneecap for J.O.

The Warriors' veteran center intends to play around 15 minutes in Game 7 and said that nothing will keep him off the court "short of God coming back [or] the rapture." He's averaging 7.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in under 14 minutes per game during the postseason, giving Golden State some much-needed minutes at center with Andrew Bogut (ribs) watching from the sidelines.
Source: News 10
May 3 - 12:13 PM

Jermaine O'Neal reportedly suffered a bone bruise on his right kneecap in Thursday's game, but experienced no ligament damage and will play in Game 7 on Saturday against the Clippers.

O'Neal was giving vintage quotes in the locker room following Thursday's win, calling out Big Baby and letting reporters know in no uncertain terms that he intends to play and exact some revenge. He added to our own Aaron Bruski that he's looking to play about 15 minutes, and given the Warriors' depth issues down low that's going to be very important.
May 2 - 8:42 PM

Jermaine O'Neal (knee) will have an MRI on his knee on Friday.

He said after the game that he is hopeful to play in Game 7 on Saturday and he doesn't think he tore his ACL or MCL. "Short of God returning for the Rapture, I'm going to play on Saturday," O'Neal said. His knee went backwards and not sideways, so there's a good chance he didn't tear either of those aforementioned ligaments. Still, the MRI will go a long way in determining his status for Saturday.
May 2 - 2:41 AM

Jermaine O'Neal went to the locker room in the first half of Thursday's game due to a right knee injury and will not return.

His knee buckled and he walked back to the locker room very gingerly. His knee was hyperextended and chances are the 35-year-old big man could miss future games. If O'Neal is out, Draymond Green and Marreese Speights should get some more run. X-rays were negative on his right knee.
May 1 - 11:30 PM

Coach Mark Jackson said on Friday he could be making a change to his starting lineup for Game 4 vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

"We've got to find a way to provide some resistance," Jackson said. He added the change won't be to the perimeter. The most likely player to be put into the second unit figures to be Jermaine O'Neal, who played just 16 minutes on Thursday. Draymond Green was superb with a double-double and four blocks in 33 minutes, so maybe he slides into the starting lineup. Green will likely see minutes around 30 regardless while O'Neal figures to be in the teens no matter where he gets his minutes.
Apr 25 - 3:01 PM

Jermaine O'Neal received a double technical with Doc Rivers after their verbal altercation during Monday's loss to the Clippers.

The verbal sparring happened during the second quarter of the Clippers' Game 2 blowout of the Warriors on Monday and was essentially limited to O'Neal and Rivers jawing at each other before receiving matching technical fouls. "It's very intense right now," O'Neal said. "Everyone wants to win. Everybody is looking for that blood. This league is about trying to smell what the weakness is. I don't care if it's the scorekeeper – there are going to be scenarios where you are trying to find an edge and keep yourself going." There is no love lost between this two teams, but let's hope O'Neal limits his frustrations to the court for the scorekeeper's sake.
Apr 22 - 9:45 AM

Coach Mark Jackson said he's still debating whether to start Jermaine O'Neal or Draymond Green for Game 1 vs. the Clippers on Saturday.

Both players are likely going to see a ton of minutes next to David Lee, but Jackson just needs to figure out how he's going to get production out of his second unit. Green has really picked up his skills on offense, so he might be better suited off the bench and turn in a higher usage rate there.
Apr 17 - 5:49 PM

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All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Justin Holiday
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David Lee
3Marreese Speights
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic