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The Phoenix Suns torpedoed their run-and-gun offense and playoff hopes in 2008 by trading for Shaquille O'Neal. They're hoping that another trade for a veteran big man named O'Neal will turn Phoenix in a new direction this time. The Suns announced Wednesday that they had signed Jermaine O'Neal, rounding out a team that is rebuilding around Michael Beasley and a crop of young players after veteran point guard Steve Nash went to Los Angeles in free agency. O'Neal, who has played 16 seasons in the NBA, most recently suited up with the Celtics. His time in Boston was marred by...

Phoenix's medical staff to be tested by Jermaine O'Neal

The Phoenix Suns medical staff is widely considered one of the best in the NBA.  They've managed to extend the careers of Steve Nash and Grant Hill, who are both actually 73 years-old.  But they've yet to face their biggest challenge:  Jermaine O'Neal. In the shadow cast by Superman's arrival in Los Angeles, the timing of Jermaine O'Neal's choice to commit...

O'Neal brings toughness, enthuiasm to Suns

When Jermaine O'Neal celebrates another birthday in October, the age line on his biography will blurt "thirty-four!" But a less-conspicuous witness -- O'Neal's body -- might argue something closer to 29. "I feel, absolutely, five years younger," O'Neal said during a Wednesday conference call shortly after he officially signed to work as back...

Phoenix Suns sign veteran center Jermaine O'Neal

The Phoenix Suns have signed 16-year NBA veteran Jermaine O'Neal. Length of the contract wasn't disclosed. The 6-foot-11 O'Neal is expected to back up center Marcin Gortat, a role previously held by Robin Lopez, who has been traded. The 33-year-old center has career averages of 13.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. O'Neal was drafted 17th overall directly out of high school...

Suns release 7-game preseason schedule

The Suns on Friday released their preseason schedule, a slate that includes one nationally televised contest, three home games at US Airways Center and one neutral-site tilt. The Suns open play Wednesday, Oct. 10, traveling to Sacramento to take on the Kings at Power Balance Pavilion. Phoenix returns home to host the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, Oct. 12, the first of three...

Lakers Rumors: Lakers Must Sign Leandro Barbosa To Complete Roster

Despite the Lakers signing star after star after star, they remain one key piece away from winning an NBA championship. Steve Nash gives the Lakers a quality starting point guard. Dwight Howard brings a defensive presence in the paint to protect the rim as well as rebound unlike anything we have seen in a very [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links...

Lakers luxury tax hit about to explode

This is not news to anyone, but the Los Angeles Lakers have one of the richest histories in the NBA. They took a big step in making sure that history continued when they traded for Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. They also made sure that the richest payroll in basketball got richer. As Larry Coon explained to ESPN, the difference between doing this trade now and doing it during the...

NBA Off-season: Winners and Losers

Howard is all smiles now that he’s out of Orlando Well, the NBA off-season dust has settled and most of the moving parts have come to rest. Although I wouldn’t exactly call this summer a power shift, I would say that the past couple months of player movements have altered the course of multiple NBA franchises. With that in mind, here’s a couple of winners and losers of this...

9 Intriguing Matchups Of The 2012-13 NBA Season

Now that Coach K – who has a breathtaking vertical leap by the way (via Bleacher Report) – and USA Basketball have completed the chase for gold, it’s time to get back to the NBA offseason. Here are a few of the leading storylines from the offseason thus far, along with nine of the most intriguing matchups to watch out for this upcoming season (all times ET). 2012 NBA Offseason...
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