O'Neal can opt out next year. He has already said he is going to. His opt out makes him a free agent leaving Indy with SFA. Bird would do well to get something rather than nothing. If you look at the debaucle that Indy has become, they'd be better off with something.
But sources say O'Neal already has told the Pacers he wants to be traded to the Knicks and former Pacers coach and close friend Isiah Thomas. Would the Pacers take Stephon Marbury or maybe a package with Steve Francis, Jared Jeffries and Channing Frye and the Bulls' first-round pick, which the Knicks own in the swap?
Sam Smith Chicago Sports.