Today is
Bodog Sportsbook
Added July 8th, 2010 by Ryan

Boston Celtics sign Jermaine O’Neal to two-year deal

The Boston Celtics are still licking their wounds after losing game seven of the NBA Finals to their archrivals in the Los Angeles Lakers, but even though the loss to the Lakers was a hard thing to swallow, they must move on and they have done just that by already making some key moves for next season.

The three biggest priorities for the Boston Celtics heading into the offseason was re-signing Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and convincing head coach Doc Rivers to come back for at least one more year.

Fortunately for the Celtics, all three of these priorities have been taken care of as Paul Pierce agreed to a new deal of four years and $61 million dollars, Ray Allen decided to come back for $20 million over two years and Doc Rivers has agreed to return next season.

Even though these three moves were huge for Boston, the one thing the team needs to upgrade right now is the frontcourt as the Celtics will be without Rasheed Wallace (retirement) and Kendrick Perkins (knee injury, six months) next season.

With these huge holes in the paint, the Boston Celtics needed to make a move in the offseason and that they have by signing former All-Star Jermaine O’Neal.

Much like all the veterans the Boston Celtics have signed over the years, O’Neal is on the downside of his career and no longer the dominant force he used to be, but still a player with great value and a perfect addition to this team.

Last season Jermaine O’Neal averaged 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Miami Heat in 70 games. Even though those are decent numbers throughout the regular season, O’Neal struggled in the postseason against the Celtics with just 4.2 points per game. With the heat possibly getting both Wade and Bosh to sign, there’s a good chance the sports betting sites will have the heat as favorites.

Related News

 
Bookmark and Share

This entry was filed under NBA. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

*
  • TOP Online Sportsbooks
    3 DSI $500 bonus
    1 Bookmaker $500 Free
    2 Bodog 10% Unlimited Bonus
  •  

    Comments
    • FILMA: Francinet filma:I THINK LEBRON JAMES WILL WIN THE MVP
    • Ken: You did not see Kentucky beat Ohio St and UNC. Man nothing like picking the underdog. It was not a last minute...
    • bob: derrick rose will win the mvp
    • sunny James: I believe that Ben is the better quarter back & will prove that this sunday when the steelers win.
    • Dennis Farnik: FREE PARKING: Okay Packers and Steelers fans……$900.00 per parking space IS embarassing and...
    • Syntrax Nectar: Hi, interesting article. Seriously the Packers-Bears game is gonna be huge! Nothing beats a rivalry...
    • James: Ya, they had a pretty good season this year as their offense showed some really good signs for Raiders fans. I...
    • Kade Myers: i think Al needs to just let the coachs coach. It takes more than one year. Just because we didnt have a...