Found August 11, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Marcin Gortat
TEAMS: Phoenix Suns
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. Check out other great articles at Sports Media 101.

O'Neal signing gives Suns frontcourt depth

On the risk-reward meter, the Phoenix Suns' latest reported acquisition does not represent a significant roll of the dice. 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...

Suns sign veteran C O'Neal

The Phoenix Suns signed veteran center Jermaine O'Neal to a one-year, $1.35 million contract, the Arizona Republic reported Saturday. O'Neal, who has had injury problems the past few years, was signed to be a backup. The 33-year-old has played in just 61 percent of his teams' games the past eight seasons because of chronic knee injuries. He appeared in 49 games combined...

Suns Agree to Terms with Jermaine O'Neal

I know you've all been waiting on pins and needles to find out where last season's training camp MVP would land. He worked out for LA but was narrowly edged out by Dwight Howard for their center position. It was a tough choice, I'm sure. AZ Central is now reporting that JO and the Suns have agreed to terms. This sentence cracked me up: The Suns have filled their...

Suns Win 10-7 to Capture FCSL Championship

From the FCSL ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- In a winner-take-all Championship game between the DeLand Suns and the Leesburg Lightning at Tropicana Field, the Suns came up big offensively. The Suns battled back from multiple deficits to win 10-7, giving them their first Florida Collegiate Summer League Championship in their four years of existence. “I am extremely happy for the...

Suns sign Jermaine O'Neal In the shadow cast by Superman's arrival in Los Angeles, the timing of Jermaine O'Neal's choice to commit to the Suns on Friday was unfortunate as an unrelated move. Given the caliber of remaining NBA free-agent centers, O'Neal's commitment to sign a one-year, $1.35 million contract with Phoenix could be fortuitous if -- and it's a huge if...
Suns News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.