Found April 29, 2013 on RealGM:
Jermaine O'Neal openly talked about returning to the Portland Trail Blazers this offseason as a free agent. O'Neal was a first round pick by the Blazers in the 1996 NBA Draft straight out of high school. “I'm very open to Portland. They're definitely a team I'm looking forward to having talks with this summer,” O'Neal said. “LaMarcus [Aldridge] and Damian [Lillard] along with [Nicolas] Batum are some great pieces to build around. All they need to do is shore up the bench and add a paint presence on defense and they'll be right there. It's hard to put that type of stress on your starting five and I know I can help ease some of that stress.” O'Neal played for the Phoenix Suns this past season. “Portland is a team I have to look at this summer. That city has always been in my heart because one: Mr. [Paul] Allen gave me my opportunity, and two: that city took me in as their second child,” he explained. “I didn't play for two or three years but you...
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