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Report: Could Shaq fit in Boston?

Posted By WEEI On July 6, 2010 @ 1:03 am In General | 11 Comments

According to a report on ESPN.com [1], which cited league sources, the Celtics [2] have expressed interest in center Shaquille O’Neal [3]. With the C’s already over the salary cap, they could offer no more than the $5.8 million per year mid-level exception. According to the report, O’Neal would be intrigued by the idea of playing for Celtics coach Doc Rivers [4] and with forward Kevin Garnett [5].

With Kendrick Perkins [6] sidelined for part of the 2010-11 season following surgery to repair his torn ACL, the Celtics are looking for help at center. O’Neal averaged 12.0 points and 6.7 rebounds a game while playing 23 minutes a night for the Cavaliers [7] in 2009-10.

The report said that O’Neal has also encountered mutual interest with the Hawks and Mavericks, and that if LeBron James [8] returns to Cleveland, he would consider a return to the Cavs. O’Neal, 38, has played for the Magic, Lakers, Heat, Suns and Cavs in his career.

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[1] According to a report on ESPN.com: http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nba/news/story?id=5356999

[2] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[3] Shaquille O’Neal: http://media.weei.com/basketball/shaquille-oneal.htm

[4] Doc Rivers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/doc-rivers.htm

[5] Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm

[6] Kendrick Perkins: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kendrick-perkins.htm

[7] Cavaliers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/cleveland-cavaliers.htm

[8] LeBron James: http://media.weei.com/basketball/lebron-james.htm

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