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Jermaine O'Neal | Center | #7

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/13/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'11" / 262
College: None
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (17) / POR

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According to Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News, veteran center Jermaine O'Neal is "game" for a potential return to the Warriors.
Don't worry, we had to check what year it was, too. There will likely be a number of veterans coming out of the woodworks to scrap for a chance to join a loaded Golden State team that will now feature Kevin Durant, but we wouldn't take any of these reports too seriously at this juncture. Mon, Jul 4, 2016 01:07:00 PM

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Jermaine O'Neal said he's not ready to return to the NBA at the moment.

O'Neal had been training in the Dallas suburbs for a possible comeback attempt with the Mavericks, but informed the team on Monday that he wasn't able to get physically prepared for NBA game action. While the Mavs are going to keep communication open with the 36-year-old, O'Neal posted his thoughts on Instagram. "I don't feel like I'm at that position now with just seven weeks of training, and I'm not comfortable making that commitment at this point
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 09:51:00 AM

The Mavs will not be signing Jermaine O'Neal at this time, according to Marc Stein of

The Mavs are very likely going to sign Amare Stoudemire, but there are some reports of the team brining on both veterans. O'Neal was a vocal leader for the Warriors in 2013-14, but he won't be playing much more than double-digit minutes this season.
Mon, Feb 16, 2015 04:49:00 PM

The Mavericks are reportedly close to signing Jermaine O'Neal.

O'Neal has been linked to Dallas throughout the season, and it appears things are on the verge of becoming official. However, he'll have a minimal role with the Mavs, and owners in standard leagues can feel free to leave the 18-year-veteran no the waiver wire.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 05:43:00 PM

The Mavericks are reportedly "confident" that they'll eventually sign 36-year-old free agent Jermaine O'Neal.

Dallas hopes to sign O'Neal by the All-Star break, according to, and the team is "inching closer to [an] eventual signing." J.O. has suddenly become a coveted asset, as he's also drawn interest from the Cavaliers, Warriors, Blazers and Clippers. His ailing knees won't allow him to play heavy minutes and his eventual whereabouts aren't likely to cause more than a ripple in fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 12:21:00 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers have joined the race to sign Jermaine O'Neal.

O'Neal just recently received treatments on his knee in Germany which ramped up the rumors about his return to the NBA. Other teams known to be interested include the Warriors, Mavericks, Clippers and the Cavaliers. However, at this point in his career, he will likely have a limited role off the bench wherever he lands, so owners in standard leagues can monitor him from the waiver wire. We will continue to track O'Neal's status closely.
Wed, Jan 7, 2015 09:00:00 AM

Jermaine O'Neal recently traveled to Germany to get treatments on his knee.

O'Neal posted the photo on Instagram and said "if you know me then you know what this means!" It's hard to imagine O'Neal going through the process if he wasn't getting prepared to play basketball this season, and the Mavericks are known to have been sniffing around his services since the Rajon Rondo trade. Stay tuned.
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 11:03:00 AM

Jermaine O'Neal is reportedly "highly intrigued" with the possibility of joining the Mavericks in pursuit of a title.

O'Neal currently resides in the Dallas area, and is familiar with Rick Carlisle's system as he played for him during his time with the Pacers. The Warriors and Cavaliers also remain in the running to acquire O'Neal's services, but the Mavericks have the edge for now. O'Neal will be a reserve wherever he lands, and won't be worth owning in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:13:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 06:55:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 05:06:00 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.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 07:10:00 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.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 05:32:00 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.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 07:15:00 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.
Mon, Jul 14, 2014 01:21:00 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.
Sun, May 4, 2014 10:19:00 PM

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