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The Phoenix Suns have agreed to terms with former 6 time All-Star forward Jermaine O’Neal to a one year veteran’s minimum salary to fill their final guaranteed roster spot. He is expected to give depth to the Center position and to be a backup to starter Marcin Gortat.
O’Neal has spent the last two years in Boston, but was limited to only 49 games and had a season ending wrist surgery last March. He has been in the NBA for 16 years and has been to six All-Star games, all with Indiana from 2001-2007. O’Neal has averaged 13.7 points and 7.4 rebounds throughout his career with Portland, Indiana, Toronto, Miami and Boston.
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Jermaine O'Neal, a former NBA All-Star power forward, will hit town as a soon-to-be 34-year-old stunt double for center Marcin Gortat. Reduced to a supporting role by brittle knees and other accessories of a long career, O'Neal still could turn out...
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