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35-Year-Old    F    Golden State Warriors

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

7.9

REB

5.5

AST

0.6

STL

0.3

BLK

0.9

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

O'Neal keeps finding employment despite declining athleticism and a predilection for injury. He's averaged just 33 games per season the last three years, but feels his knees are good after undergoing a second round of Regenokine treatment Ė a form of blood manipulation thera...

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HT: 6' 11"   WT: 242 lbs   DOB: 10/13/1978  College: Eau Claire (S.C.) HS   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #17 Overall in 1996   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year deal with the Warriors in July of 2013.

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O'Neal played 25 minutes as Golden State's starting center, providing 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 FT) and three rebounds in the win over the Clippers on Saturday.

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Jermaine O'Neal NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 44 34.8 24.3 8.8 1.9 0.6 2.0 0.0 45.2 75.4 3.0 1.9 6.9 0.1 16.7 8.8 19.4 6.7 8.9
2005-06 26 51 35.4 20.1 9.3 2.6 0.5 2.3 0.1 47.2 70.9 3.0 2.0 7.3 0.2 30.0 7.5 15.8 5.1 7.2
2006-07 27 69 35.6 19.4 9.6 2.4 0.7 2.6 0.0 43.6 76.7 2.9 2.2 7.4 0.1 0.0 7.2 16.5 5.0 6.5
2007-08 28 42 28.7 13.6 6.7 2.2 0.5 2.1 0.0 43.9 74.2 2.5 2.0 4.8 0.1 0.0 5.4 12.2 2.9 3.9
2008-09 29 68 29.8 13.3 6.4 1.8 0.4 2.0 0.0 47.4 78.8 2.1 1.9 4.5 0.0 0.0 5.4 11.3 2.6 3.3
2009-10 30 70 28.4 13.6 6.9 1.3 0.4 1.4 0.0 52.9 72.0 1.8 1.8 5.2 0.0 0.0 5.6 10.6 2.3 3.2
2010-11 31 BOS 24 18.0 5.4 3.7 0.5 0.1 1.3 0.0 45.9 67.4 1.1 1.0 2.6 0.0 0.0 2.1 4.5 1.2 1.8
2011-12 32 BOS 25 22.8 5.0 5.4 0.4 0.3 1.7 0.0 43.3 67.7 0.8 1.5 3.9 0.0 0.0 2.1 4.8 0.8 1.2
2012-13 33 PHO 55 18.7 8.3 5.3 0.8 0.3 1.4 0.0 48.2 83.5 1.3 1.5 3.8 0.0 0.0 3.3 6.7 1.7 2.1
2013-14 34 GSW 44 20.1 7.9 5.5 0.6 0.3 0.9 0.0 50.4 75.0 1.2 1.9 3.6 0.0 0.0 2.8 5.6 2.3 3.0
Rest Of Season Projections 35 GSW 4 30.9 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Jermaine O'Neal
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Jermaine O'Neal NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 20.0 8.5 3.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 61.5 100.0 1.0 2.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 4.0 6.5 0.5 0.5
Last 14 Days 5 20.6 9.0 3.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.0 51.4 100.0 1.2 1.8 1.8 0.0 0.0 3.6 7.0 1.8 1.8
Last 30 Days 11 22.2 9.4 5.7 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.0 53.9 77.8 1.2 2.1 3.6 0.0 0.0 3.7 6.9 1.9 2.5
Last 5 Games 5 20.6 9.0 3.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.0 51.4 100.0 1.2 1.8 1.8 0.0 0.0 3.6 7.0 1.8 1.8
Last 10 Games 10 21.0 9.3 5.7 1.0 0.2 0.7 0.0 56.5 75.0 1.1 2.2 3.5 0.0 0.0 3.9 6.9 1.5 2.0
Last 20 Games 20 19.1 8.4 5.3 0.8 0.3 0.8 0.0 50.8 75.4 1.0 2.1 3.3 0.0 0.0 3.1 6.0 2.3 3.1

 

Jermaine O'Neal Upcoming Games with Projected Stats – Next 14 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Sunday Los Angeles Clippers Only available to RotoWire subscribers.
Tuesday at Los Angeles Clippers Only available to RotoWire subscribers.
May 1st Los Angeles Clippers Only available to RotoWire subscribers.
May 3rd at Los Angeles Clippers Only available to RotoWire subscribers.
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Jermaine O'Neal – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Center
Also Listed As:  #5 Power Forward

XAndrew Bogut

1.  Jermaine O'Neal

2.  Ognjen Kuzmic

XFestus Ezeli

3.  Hilton Armstrong

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True Shooting Percentage

57.0%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Jermaine O'Neal had a true shooting percentage of 57.0%.

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Jermaine O'Neal NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 44 36.0 25.1 9.1 1.9 0.6 2.1 0.0 45.2 75.4 3.1 2.0 7.1 0.1 16.7 9.1 20.1 6.9 9.2
2005-06 26 51 36.0 20.4 9.5 2.7 0.5 2.3 0.1 47.2 70.9 3.0 2.0 7.5 0.2 30.0 7.6 16.1 5.2 7.3
2006-07 27 69 36.0 19.6 9.7 2.4 0.7 2.7 0.0 43.6 76.7 3.0 2.2 7.4 0.1 0.0 7.3 16.7 5.0 6.5
2007-08 28 42 36.0 17.0 8.4 2.8 0.6 2.6 0.0 43.9 74.2 3.2 2.4 6.0 0.1 0.0 6.7 15.3 3.6 4.9
2008-09 29 68 36.0 16.1 7.7 2.2 0.5 2.4 0.0 47.4 78.8 2.6 2.2 5.4 0.0 0.0 6.5 13.7 3.1 3.9
2009-10 30 70 36.0 17.2 8.8 1.7 0.5 1.7 0.0 52.9 72.0 2.3 2.2 6.5 0.0 0.0 7.1 13.5 2.9 4.1
2010-11 31 BOS 24 36.0 10.8 7.4 1.0 0.2 2.5 0.0 45.9 67.4 2.3 2.1 5.3 0.1 0.0 4.2 9.1 2.4 3.6
2011-12 32 BOS 25 36.0 7.9 8.5 0.6 0.5 2.7 0.0 43.3 67.7 1.3 2.3 6.2 0.0 0.0 3.3 7.6 1.3 2.0
2012-13 33 PHO 55 36.0 15.9 10.3 1.5 0.7 2.7 0.0 48.2 83.5 2.6 2.9 7.4 0.0 0.0 6.3 13.0 3.4 4.0
2013-14 34 GSW 44 36.0 14.2 9.9 1.0 0.6 1.6 0.0 50.4 75.0 2.1 3.5 6.4 0.0 0.0 5.1 10.1 4.0 5.4
Rest Of Season Projections 35 GSW 4 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Jermaine O'Neal
Preseason Projections 35 GSW 65 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Jermaine O'Neal

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Jermaine O'Neal NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 44 1530 1068 388 82 25 88 1 45.2 75.4 131 85 303 6 16.7 386 854 295 391
2005-06 26 51 1803 1024 476 133 27 117 3 47.2 70.9 151 102 374 10 30.0 380 805 261 368
2006-07 27 69 2459 1339 661 167 50 182 0 43.6 76.7 203 153 508 7 0.0 498 1141 343 447
2007-08 28 42 1206 571 283 93 20 87 0 43.9 74.2 106 82 201 5 0.0 225 512 121 163
2008-09 29 68 2028 905 433 122 29 136 0 47.4 78.8 144 126 307 1 0.0 365 770 175 222
2009-10 30 70 1990 950 486 92 25 95 0 52.9 72.0 125 124 362 2 0.0 394 745 162 225
2010-11 31 BOS 24 431 129 88 12 2 30 0 45.9 67.4 27 25 63 1 0.0 50 109 29 43
2011-12 32 BOS 25 570 125 135 10 8 43 0 43.3 67.7 21 37 98 0 0.0 52 120 21 31
2012-13 33 PHO 55 1029 454 293 42 19 78 0 48.2 83.5 73 82 211 0 0.0 179 371 96 115
2013-14 34 GSW 44 883 349 242 25 14 40 0 50.4 75.0 52 85 157 0 0.0 125 248 99 132
Rest Of Season Projections 35 GSW 4 124 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Jermaine O'Neal
Preseason Projections 35 GSW 65 1172 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Jermaine O'Neal

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jermaine O'Neal NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 25 44 34.8 52.0 45.3 6.6 10.6 0.6 21.7
2005-06 26 51 35.4 53.0 47.4 10.6 12.1 0.9 21.5
2006-07 27 69 35.6 50.0 43.6 9.8 11.9 0.8 21.0
2007-08 28 42 28.7 48.9 43.9 11.9 13.5 0.9 14.7
2008-09 29 68 29.8 52.2 47.4 10.8 12.7 0.8 15.1
2009-10 30 70 28.4 56.3 52.9 8.7 11.8 0.7 15.8
2010-11 31 BOS 24 18.0 50.4 45.9 7.2 16.2 0.4 6.7
2011-12 32 BOS 25 22.8 46.8 43.3 6.1 12.8 0.5 8.9
2012-13 33 PHO 55 18.7 53.8 48.2 7.8 13.6 0.6 10.9
2013-14 34 GSW 44 20.1 57.0 50.4 6.5 13.6 0.5 10.5
Rest Of Season Projections 35 GSW 4 30.9 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 rest of season projections for Jermaine O'Neal
Preseason Projections 35 GSW 65 18.0 Subscribe now to see our 2013-14 projections for Jermaine O'Neal

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jermaine O'Neal 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 21 at LAC 15 4 3 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
Apr 19 at LAC 25 13 3 1 1 0 1 6 9 1 1 0 0 3 0 4
Apr 16 at DEN                                
Apr 14 MIN 21 10 4 0 1 0 0 3 9 4 4 0 0 4 0 3
Apr 13 at POR 20 6 3 1 0 0 1 2 5 2 2 0 0 0 3 1
Apr 11 at LAL                                
Apr 10 DEN 22 12 5 1 0 1 3 5 8 2 2 0 0 0 5 2
Apr 6 UTA 18 7 10 2 0 1 0 3 7 1 1 0 0 3 7 4
Apr 4 SAC 23 13 9 3 0 1 2 6 8 1 4 0 0 0 9 3
Apr 2 at SAS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Apr 1 at DAL 33 20 8 0 0 1 1 9 12 2 4 0 0 4 4 1
Mar 30 NYK 29 8 12 2 0 2 1 3 7 2 2 0 0 6 6 2
Mar 28 MEM 34 10 6 1 1 0 2 2 7 6 7 0 0 1 5 2
Mar 22 SAS 18 9 7 1 0 2 0 3 6 3 4 0 0 3 4 3
Mar 20 MIL                                
Mar 18 ORL                                
Mar 16 at POR 7 8 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 3 0 0 2 2 1
Mar 14 CLE 13 4 2 0 0 2 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Mar 12 at LAC 16 5 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 3 4 0 0 3 2 1
Mar 11 DAL 15 6 7 0 0 0 1 1 5 4 4 0 0 2 5 1
Mar 9 PHO 8 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 2
Mar 7 ATL 19 17 8 0 0 1 1 5 8 7 9 0 0 3 5 1
Mar 5 at BOS 12 7 4 0 1 1 0 3 6 1 1 0 0 0 4 1
Mar 4 at IND 30 7 4 1 0 2 1 2 6 3 6 0 0 4 0 3
Mar 2 at TOR                                
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Feb 28 at NYK 20 15 6 0 0 1 2 6 8 3 5 0 0 2 4 4
Feb 26 at CHI 16 9 5 0 0 1 0 4 5 1 2 0 0 2 3 4
Feb 24 at DET 27 16 10 2 0 3 0 6 8 4 6 0 0 2 8 4
Feb 22 BKN 34 23 13 0 0 0 3 10 13 3 3 0 0 5 8 0
Feb 20 HOU 37 2 10 0 0 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 5 5 4
Feb 19 at SAC 16 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 1 3 2
Feb 12 MIA                                
Feb 10 PHI                                
Feb 8 at PHO 31 11 4 1 1 1 2 4 11 3 3 0 0 3 1 3
Feb 6 CHI 26 4 5 2 1 3 2 1 4 2 2 0 0 3 2 3
Feb 4 CHA 17 9 8 0 0 1 1 2 5 5 7 0 0 3 5 2
Jan 31 at UTA                                
Jan 30 LAC                                
Jan 28 WAS                                
Jan 26 POR                                
Jan 24 MIN                                
Jan 20 IND                                
Jan 18 at NOP                                
Jan 17 at OKC                                
Jan 15 DEN                                
Jan 10 BOS                                
Jan 8 at BKN                                
Jan 7 at MIL                                
Jan 5 at WAS                                
Jan 3 at ATL                                
Jan 2 at MIA                                
Dec 31 at ORL                                
Dec 29 at CLE                                
Dec 27 PHO                                
Dec 25 LAC                                
Dec 23 at DEN                                
Dec 21 LAL                                
Dec 19 SAS                                
Dec 17 NOP                                
Dec 15 at PHO                                
Dec 13 HOU                                
Dec 11 DAL                                
Dec 9 at CHA 16 4 5 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 2 3 4
Dec 7 at MEM 17 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
Dec 6 at HOU 17 5 5 0 0 0 1 2 5 1 4 0 0 2 3 2
Dec 3 TOR 23 11 8 1 0 1 1 4 7 3 3 0 0 4 4 1
Dec 1 at SAC 21 8 3 0 1 0 2 3 4 2 3 0 0 2 1 2
Nov 29 at OKC 23 5 5 0 0 0 1 2 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 3
Nov 27 at DAL 17 6 7 0 0 3 1 2 4 2 3 0 0 1 6 2
Nov 26 at NOP 26 18 8 0 0 0 2 9 12 0 0 0 0 2 6 3
Nov 23 POR                                
Nov 22 at LAL                                
Nov 20 MEM                                
Nov 18 at UTA                                
Nov 16 UTA 12 6 4 0 0 1 3 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 3 3
Nov 14 OKC 17 4 2 0 3 1 0 0 2 4 4 0 0 0 2 1
Nov 12 DET 23 17 6 0 0 0 4 7 8 3 5 0 0 2 4 5
Nov 9 at MEM 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nov 8 at SAS 16 2 7 1 0 1 2 0 4 2 2 0 0 1 6 2
Nov 6 at MIN 25 5 6 1 1 3 1 1 4 3 4 0 0 1 5 2
Nov 4 at PHI 12 0 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Nov 2 SAC                                
Oct 31 at LAC 16 4 3 0 0 1 1 1 6 2 2 0 0 2 1 3
Oct 30 LAL 20 7 1 1 1 2 1 2 5 3 4 0 0 0 1 1

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Jermaine O'Neal: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

O'Neal will start at center Saturday with Andrew Bogut (ribs) sidelined, FoxNews reports.

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O'Neal or Draymond Green will get the nod for Andrew Bogut (ribs) in Saturday's series opener at the Clippers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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O'Neal (rest) didn't travel with the team to Denver, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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O'Neal scored 10 points (3-9 FG, 4-4 FT) and grabbed four rebounds in 21 minutes Monday.

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O'Neal should start the Warriors' final two games of the season, as Andrew Bogut (ribs) has been ruled out and is questionable for the start of the playoffs, Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports.

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O'Neal (knee) returned to the court Sunday after a one-game absence. He came off the bench and finished with six points, three rebounds and one assist in 20 minutes of action.

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O'Neal (knee) won't play Friday at the Lakers, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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O'Neal moved back to a reserve role as Andrew Bogut (pelvis) returned to action for Sunday's game against Utah. He finished with seven points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot in 18 minutes in a win.

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O'Neal played just four minutes in Wednesday night's loss to the Spurs.

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O'Neal will have his minutes monitored in Wednesday's back-to-back situation, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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O'neal started in place of Andrew Bogut (pelvis) and had 20 points (9-12 FG, 2-4 FT), eight rebounds and a block in 33 minutes in Tuesday's overtime victory over the Mavericks.

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O'Neal started at center in place of the injured Andrew Bogut (pelvis) in Sunday's loss to the Knicks. He finished with eight points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots in 29 minutes.

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2012-13

O'Neal is 33, but it is an old 33. JO has gone through numerous ailments over the years, and after coming to the NBA straight out of High School, O'Neal's legs are not like the average 33 year olds legs. He has value as a defensive player for a team when healthy, but will not provide anything offensively, and should not be drafted in fantasy leagues this year.

2011-12

O'Neal has noted that heading into this season, he's as healthy as he's been in years. Pardon us if we're not buying it. At this point, even when healthy, he's a fantasy non-factor. He ranked 56th among centers last season in ESPN formats, and his averages of 5.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 46% shooting from the field were downright abysmal. The only thing he may bring to the table is blocks, as he swatted 1.3 shots per game when healthy, and 1.8 per game in the playoffs.

2010-11

No longer an elite player, O'Neal averaged 13.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks last season. He managed to play in 70 games for the first time since 2003-04, as there are few bigger injury risks in the league. O'Neal signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Celtics during the offseason, and with Kendrick Perkins rehabbing from a serious knee injury, O'Neal enters 2010-11 as Boston's starting center. However, that will still make him no better than the fifth option on a loaded offense, and Shaquille O'Neal was also brought in to come off the bench. Perkins will be back mid-season as well, so O'Neal will be looking at limited minutes and is nothing more than an injury-prone role player at this stage of his career.

2009-10

After spending eight seasons with the Pacers, OíNeal spent a 41-game stint with the Raptors before being shipped to Miami prior to last seasonís trade deadline. OíNeal appeared in 27 games for the Heat, averaging 13 points, 5.4 rebounds and two blocks per game. OíNealís value used to be directly tied to his health, but at 31, heís no longer the franchise centerpiece he was in Indiana. Instead, OíNeal plays third or fourth fiddle on most nights, deferring to All-Star Dwyane Wade or up-and-comer Michael Beasley. Make no mistake, though, OíNealís health still factors into the equation. Last season was the fourth straight campaign he played in less than 70 games. The good news on the injury front is that OíNeal didnít have any problems with his knees last season, which have long plagued him. Despite the injury concerns and diminished role, OíNealís one of the better defensive big men in the league, recording two or more blocks per game each of the past nine seasons. By all accounts, OíNeal will be at full health when the season tips off, and while his offensive and rebounding production are no longer All-Star worthy, heís still the Heatís best option on the block and offers solid production in those categories.

2008-09

OíNealís value is tied almost entirely into his health these days. He missed 40 games last season, the third time in the last four years that he has missed at least 30 games. OíNeal still has borderline elite fantasy talent, but with a balky knee and a desire to be traded out of Indiana he produced one of his worst fantasy lines of the new millenium last year (13.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg). He enters this season presumably healthier and a lot happier now that heís been traded to Toronto to play next to Chris Bosh. The OíNeal/Bosh twin towers should help take the pressure off of each other, which could lead to better health and less wearing down. Donít put too much trust in OíNeal, but if he is healthy and motivated heís going to help you significantly in points, rebounds, blocks and field-goal percentage.

2007-08

O'Neal suffered a tumultuous offseason, hearing his name bandied about in numerous trade rumors, only end the summer still with the Pacers. If the Pacers get off to a slow start, expect to hear the rumors of him going to the Lakers resurface. As a putative fantasy owner, that shouldn't be your biggest concern. Instead, worry more about O'Neal's left knee, upon which he had surgery in April to repair torn cartilage. He's on schedule to be ready for training camp, but his playing time trends are pretty ugly - he's played 44, 51 and 69 games respectively the last three seasons. Because he's a marquee name, you'll still have to pay sticker price in your draft to get him, however. Statistically, most of his trends remain steady, except for his shooting percentages. His FG% dipped significantly last year to 43.6%, but his FT% improved to 76.7%. One final note - watch his position-eligibility closely. He is listed as a forward-center in many services so far, but he only started four games at center last season, so it's possible he'll only be useable at forward in your league. Check your league's rules accordingly.

2006-07

OíNeal started 19 games at center last season, so heíll qualify in most fantasy leagues. After suffering a second-half groin tear, OíNeal returned as a dominant force, averaging 20.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.1 blocks in April. He has apparently survived Indianaís dysfunction last season and rumored lineup shakeups. A gifted scorer, who is devastating in one-on-one matchups, OíNeal will be the first option in an offense that needs to replace Peja Stojakovicís 15 shots per game.

2005-06

Last year was a season largely lost to injuries and suspension for O'Neal, though he was dominant in the 44 games he played, averaging 24.3 points and close to nine rebounds per game. O'Neal returned to the Pacers' lineup in March with a shoulder that wasn't completely healed, and while he wasn't as effective as he had been early in the season, he showed a willingness to play through pain to help his team make an improbable run to the conference semis. A healthy O'Neal will give you 20 and 10 just about every night, with two or more blocks and passable free throw shooting for a big man. The Pacers could be very good, adding Danny Granger and Sarunas Jasikevicius to an already powerful roster, and O'Neal's numbers should benefit from the defense's inability to collapse on him.

2004-05

Is Jermaine O'Neal a superstar who doesn't get enough credit because he plays in Indianapolis? Or is he a reasonably competent big man who has made a reputation playing in a conference that's very short on reasonably competent big men? Time will tell. Of course, to the roto player, it doesn't really matter if he's an elite player, or if he's overrated and unlikely to lead a team to a championship. You can still more or less bank on 20-and-10 from him every night. One important note Ė in many fantasy leagues, OíNeal no longer qualifies at center, having started only one game at center last season. OíNeal worked hard on his free throw shooting over the last two seasons, improving to 75.7% from the line last year, topping the 70% threshold for the second consecutive season. His improvement from the line preserved his scoring average, as he slumped badly from the field last year, dropping from 48 percent to 43 percent. He played hurt for much of the season, which might explain the drop.

2003-04

O'Neal improved in many aspects of his game in 2002-03, yet again. He averaged 20.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game, and improved his shooting both from the field and from the line. He even made seven three-pointers, as a bonus to his fantasy owners. In his three years with the Pacers his FT% has improved from 60.1%, to 68.8%, to 73.1% last year. Our only concern about O'Neal is how he responds to the firing of Isiah Thomas - O'Neal flourished under Thomas and was irate when Thomas was canned. There's a possibility he might chafe under new coach Rick Carlisle's system.