What do people think of this rumor?
I don't know the details of O'Neal's contract. If it's a lot shorter, it might make some sense because we could dump him sooner and free up contract space to get some younger guys and prospects. But if it's a similar contract, I see no reason to get older and bring in a guy that's constantly injured.
I'm sick of all the Bird don't like Isiah so he won't make a trade nonsense. If Bird saw a trade that would benefit his team he'd make it. Not sure if this would help the Pacers out, but it'd deffinately help us out.
O'neil is a better defender and his contract expires in 2 years (same year as Marbury, James, and Malik)
I Love It. Oneal Has A Year Left On His Contract And Zach Has 3. Oneal Also Get 6 Million More A Year Than Zach. If They Are Willing To Take Jefferies Off Our Hands Also. I Would Condsider Giving Them David Lee To Make This Deal Work.
After Next Season We Would Lose Another 20 Million In Salary..
Well JO has one less year on his contract than Zach. So that is a plus. He can defend, another plus. But Indy would probably want Lee, Balk, or Nate, that would be the deal breaker to me. But Jermaine Oneal has been on winning teams. Jermaine is more of an team player than Zach. And Jermaine is a leader. With all that said, this is probably why Bird will want some picks or an actual good player. This is probably just a rumor anyways
Maybe Isiah can give them Malik for Tinsley in the deal as well? But then we would have Isiah team that made the playoffs, and that would be reason enough for Dolan to not fire Isiah this summer! Like I said before, we are in a Lose, Lose situation this year however you look at it
O yeah I forgot to mention that Bird hates Isiah, so this makes the possibility less likely!
this is FAR from just a rumor. in fact look for something significant to come out within the next week. not saying the trade WILL infact go down within the week but it is a great possibility. there a few trades that seem to be lingering around the knicks (artest, oneal and wallace) and to be completely 100 percent honest with you all three seem very possible to happen before deadline.
i am in favor of this trade though. and big ups to getrealistic to pointing out one of my HUGE pet peeves. these are businessmen and Larry Bird and Isiah will get this trade done if they both know they will benefit. The trade will probably involve Zach Randolph and Malik Rose along with Renaldo Balkman going to Indy for Jermaine and maybe a less player think Rush or one of their SG.
this would cross out the deal for Walalce that would have malik q an jones going to Chi. unless they can somehow slip in one of the JJs in the Oneal deal.
Jermaine has 1 year less than Zach and will at that point take 20 mill off the books for us. back to back years with 20 mill coming off the books. As a player and not just a contract Jermaine is a big man who defends, plays team ball and is a LEADER. somehting we lack in all 3 of those categories.
I wouldn't mind the trade. However, I think Isiah should also trade Curry and Crawford, if he decides to trade Randolph. I still think the Knicks should keep Randolph, cause he's one of the few guys on the team that isn't 1 dimensional, but if Isiah trades Randolph and then trades Crawford and Curry, it would be a good move.We should've made an offer for Gasol or Artest, but now we will have to settle for O' Neal, who most likely won't play for the Knicks cause A) he's injured B) the Knicks suck C)he's injured and D) you're not allowed to trade an injured player, unless they pass a physical.
But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. I mean Jermaine wants to be a Knick, Zach would embrace being a Pacer. I mean if Zach can go to a team where he is the low post focal point, then he can put up 20 and 10 easily. Now neither team becomes The Celtics or The Lakers with this possible move, other players need to be added to make these teams winners.
Would Isiah go after Ron after that move? Like I said before, I'd like to see Tinsley a Knick, is he apart of the trade? Would this trade prolonge Isiah getting fired? I'd see if Sac would take Curry in a deal for Ron if we were to land Oneil'. Maybe play Oneil at center, Lee at PF, and Ron at SF. Ok so I'm once again gettin way ahead, but this could atleast provide some ray of hope for us.....or just another bad trade, is it worth the risk?
Tinsley is terrible.
As much as I want to get shorter contracts and get Jeffries the hell outta here you gotta wonder about a guy that is as in love with Isiah as O'Neal is. I can't take having Eddy Curry on this team anymore. More then Crawford, Marbury, Isiah, Dolan etc he has got to get out of New York.