HoopsHype Jermaine O'Neal rumors

September 25, 2014 Updates

The Warriors won’t look to re-sign center Jermaine O’Neal to fill their open roster spot, according to general manager Bob Myers, who two days earlier had left the door open to such a move. “He’s not going to come to (training) camp,” Myers, who is O’Neal’s former agent, said Thursday. “We’re going to go with our guys, our three centers we have — (Andrew) Bogut, (Festus) Ezeli, (Ognjen) Kuzmic. I think he’s still processing what he wants to do, still in the process of figuring it out. But for our purposes, he’s not going to be with us…He probably won’t be with us next year. The reason is nothing detrimental in regards to him, but we just have three guys that we have at the position, so he’d (have been) the fourth center, so that’s more why. Nothing negative. He was fantastic for us last year.” Contra Costa Times

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Fitness apparel maker Athos has raised $12.2 million in funding, with Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob and player Jermaine O'Neal joining in the round. The Redwood City company founded by Dhananja Jayalath, Christopher Wiebe and Chamath Palihapitiya said the Series B round was led by DCM and included True Ventures as a new investor. Existing investor Social + Capital Partnership also participated. Business News

July 14, 2014 Updates

Myers, who said he would like to sign two more players, is also interested in bringing back center Jermaine O’Neal. “We like those two guys because we know ‘em a little bit,” Myers said. “We’ve had them in the organization. It’s nice to bring back players that you know and have been around. Both those guys are great guys.” Contra Costa Times

“That was a difficult for him as you know to leave Dallas and his family,” Myers said of playing last season instead of retiring to his offseason residence. “But I’ve talked to him a couple of times. We keep in touch. He’s still deliberating what he wants to do, and I told him we’d stay in touch as to what we want to do.” Contra Costa Times

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Marc J. Spears: GS C Jermaine O'Neal is expected to take his time deciding whether to keep playing or retire. Still loves game but yearns to be with family. Jermaine O'Neal, 35, showed he can still be effective with averages of 7.9 pts & 5.5 rbs with good spot starts.JO loved playing for Warriors Twitter

May 4, 2014 Updates

Marc J. Spears: GS C Jermaine O'Neal is expected to take his time deciding whether to keep playing or retire. Still loves game but yearns to be with family. Jermaine O'Neal, 35, showed he can still be effective with averages of 7.9 pts & 5.5 rbs with good spot starts.JO loved playing for Warriors Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

May 3, 2014 Updates

Warriors center Jermaine O'Neal said he planned to play Saturday in Game 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers after an MRI exam revealed a bone bruise in his right kneecap. O'Neal said he had yet to run since getting injured in Thursday's 100-99 win in Game 6 on a collision with the Clippers' Glen Davis. But after taking medication and receiving a painkilling injection, he said he would probably wear a knee brace and play through pain he currently felt. Contra Costa Times

May 2, 2014 Updates
May 1, 2014 Updates

Doc Rivers alternated between big compliments and little jabs about Jermaine O’Neal. Just moments before Game 2 of the Los Angeles Clippers–Golden State Warriors first-round matchup, Rivers considered recent Boston history. “I don’t know if you remember the series the year before we signed J.O. — he was with Miami and we played them in the playoffs,” Rivers said. “He went oh-fer in the series. Literally, I don’t think he made a basket.1 He was struggling with his knees when we got him. [Initially] he wanted to do what we asked him to do, [but] then toward the end, he wanted to score more, obviously. That’s human nature. Then I guess he went to Germany with Kobe, and [now] he’s feeling a lot better. “He’s been amazing [with the Warriors]. He’s played great,” Rivers continued. “I thought he was probably one of the, if not the, most important players in Game 1.” Grantland

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