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The past month has brought a dozen different non-updates on Jermaine O’Neal’s wrist injury, each of which has been more vague than the last. The latest non-update is slightly more detailed, as Danny Ainge points out that O’Neal is still rehabbing and deciding whether he can return this season. (Boston Herald)
“Not yet,” Ainge said yesterday when asked if O’Neal’s situation was any more defined. “Jermaine is weighing things and just seeing how his wrist responds to the treatment that he’s been getting and seeing if he wants to continue playing or not play. So he and Dr. McKeon are sort of evaluating that process now.” …In that O’Neal said he had to make a difficult decision following last season on whether to continue with his career or retire, it would seem that choosing surgery would point him toward hanging it up for good after 16 NBA years.“I don’t know if it ends his career or not,” Ainge said. “I mean, if he has the surgery it ends his season.
There has been talk that O’Neal wants a buyout, possibly to join the Miami Heat in their quest for a title. But Ainge said he hasn’t had any discussions about that with O’Neal or his agent.
“I never heard any of that, other than in the media,” Ainge said. “Jermaine and I have talked a few times, and I’ve talked with his agent, and that’s never even come up.”
It’s quite odd that someone who might be forced into career-ending surgery is rumored to be asking for a buyout. But I guess the situation will be resolved when it’s resolved, and until then everything will be murky.
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Boston Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal will undergo season-ending surgery on his left wrist.
O'Neal has missed 13 games with a sprained wrist this season. No date has been set for the procedure.
O'Neal, 33, was averaging 5.0 points and 5.4 rebounds in 25 games in his 16th NBA season.
O'Neal was the 17th overall pick of Portland in the 1996 draft, making the leap from high school.
Boston Celtics (23-20) at Denver Nuggets (24-20)
Saturday, March 17
9:00 PM ET
Regular Season Game #44 Road Game #20
TV: CSNNE, SNET1, ASE, LP 757-758 (DTV)
Radio: WEEI, KRWZ
Referees: Scott Foster, JT Orr, Gary Zielinski
This is the only time these two teams will meet this season. While the Celtics stood pat at the trade deadline and...
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Larry Bird is not walking through that door. Jeff Green is not walking through that door. Hell, Jermaine O'neal and Chris Wilcox are not either for the rest of this season.
Nope, not him either.
The point? There will be no saviors coming to Boston this season. (excuse the overused door references)
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