Hot Off the Press! Possible 4-way Deal, O’Neal to C’s
Posted by r1zzo23 on June 25, 2007
I heard of a possible 4-way deal involving KG to the Lakers with the Pacers being the third team and an unknown 4th team at the time. Well who else would it be other than the Boston Celtics? So I tried to look it up on ESPN.com and the LA Times website, but not much info was given. I figured more news would come of it later if this was legit.
So I just finished a great dinner from Mama Rizzo (she never disappoints) and caught the tail end of SportsCenter. Write before Mike “Greeny” Greenberg signs us off to the Cardinals/Mets game (where the hell was Mike & Mike this morning?!?!), they flashed a graphic of this four team trade, given to us from Chad Ford:
Los Angeles Lakers get: Kevin Garnett
Indiana Pacers get: Andrew Bynum, Lamar Odom
Boston Celtics get: Jermaine O’Neal
Minnesota Timberwolves get: #5 and #19 in Thursday night’s draft
So in this deal, the Celtics would be giving up their #5 pick and in return would be receiving Jermaine O’Neal. Doesn’t sound too bad, right? I mean at #5, you know you’re getting a good PROSPECT, but there’s no guarantee this kid’s skills come to fruition in the league, and if they do, with the Celtics. O’Neal, although often injured, is a great power forward in the East, and to pair him up with Paul Pierce and Al Jefferson would be very intriguing. When you take into consideration that we still have Theo’s contract to make a possible deal with, the Celtics could be a very good team in the East next season.
Am I getting very excited? Of course I am. But what I’m going to do now is tell myself to calm down, sit back and wait for an official deal to be done as we have had far too many rumored deals for my heart to handle over the past two weeks.