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Jermaine O'Neal - PF/C, 6'11, 255
Retired - Retired after 2014 season
       Date of birth: 10/13/1978
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 17th pick, 1996
     Out of: Eau Claire High School
  NBA Experience: 18 years
  Hand: Right

1996 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 17th overall by Portland.
4th September, 1996 NBA Signed three year, $2,852,040 rookie scale contract with Portland.
2nd August, 1999 NBA Re-signed by Portland to a four year, $24 million contract.
31st August, 2000 NBA Traded by Portland, along with Joe Kleine, to Indiana in exchange for Dale Davis.
16th July, 2003 NBA Re-signed by Indiana to a seven year, $126,588,000 contract. Included early termination option after 2007/08 season and player option for 2009/10.
5th June, 2008 NBA Declined to exercise early termination option.
9th July, 2008 NBA Traded by Indiana, along with the draft rights to Nathan Jawai (#41, 2008), to Toronto in exchange for T.J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovic, Maceo Baston, and the draft rights to Roy Hibbert (#17, 2008).
13th February, 2009 NBA Traded by Toronto, along with Jamario Moon, a 2010 second round pick (#42, Da'Sean Butler) and a future protected first round pick (Jonas Valanciunas) to Miami in exchange for Shawn Marion, Marcus Banks and cash.
9th June, 2009 NBA Exercised 2009/10 player option.
14th July, 2010 NBA Signed a two year, $11,991,200 contract with Boston.
20th April, 2012 NBA Waived by Boston.
13th August, 2012 NBA Signed a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
23rd July, 2013 NBA Signed a one year, $2 million contract with Golden State.
When: Where:
June 1996 - August 2000 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
August 2000 - July 2008 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
July 2008 - February 2009 Toronto Raptors (NBA)
February 2009 - July 2010 Miami Heat (NBA)
July 2010 - April 2012 Boston Celtics (NBA)
August 2012 - June 2013 Phoenix Suns (NBA)
July 2013 - June 2014 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
From blog:

   Creative Financing in the NBA, 2010

After the Jones buyout came their renouncements. With the team option on Mario Chalmers exercised, the team promptly renounced everyone other than Dwyane Wade [sic] and Joel Anthony. This meant that 10 free agents from the previous season were renounced; Jermaine O'Neal, Quentin Richardson, Udonis Haslem, Dorell Wright, Yakhouba Diawara, Rafer Alston, Carlos Arroyo, Jamaal Magloire, Shavlik Randolph and Kenny Hasbrouck. Some free agents from previous seasons were also still clogging up cap space; namely, Alonzo Mourning, Steve Smith, John Wallace, Wang Zhi Zhi, Gary Payton, Bimbo Coles, Christian Laettner, and Shandon Anderson. In total, before these renouncements took place, Miami's free agent cap holds amounted to a total of $88,184,132, $24,166,800 alone was for Jermaine O'Neal.

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   Tax Payers, Trade Kickers, And Other Deadline Day Bookkeeping

Not so long ago, the Celtics had five centres; Perkins, Shaquille O'Neal, Jermaine O'Neal, Rasheed Wallace and Semih Erden. They had more centres than they had roster spots for them, and had done it this way on purpose. But Rasheed followed through on his retirement plans, Shaq has struggled to stay healthy, and Jermaine lost that same struggle four years ago. Not even Erden exists any more; like Daniels, he and the Skillz Train were pawned off to the Cavaliers in exchange for a second round draft pick, simultaneously opening roster spots and saving money. Without him on the bench, the Celtics become even shallower. The team that has to go through Dwight Howard now has to do so while relying on Nenad Krstic and Big Baby at centre.

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   Chicago's Meticulously Crafted 2011 Offseason Plan That Relies An Awful Lot Upon Guesswork

[T]he amnesty clause (that we're having to pretend will exist here, but which almost certainly will exist in some form) will further expand the range of available talents. A lot of decent players are going to become available, not because they can't play the game, but because they can't justify their contract. A lot of the candidates are obvious and inevitable, some perhaps less so. Here's a potential list:

- Boston: Jermaine O'Neal - Boston is where former all-star big men go to die. Unfortunately, Jermaine was already dead when he got there. With his knees now into their second decade of continued deterioration, O'Neal can no longer rebound, post, or play 500 minutes a season. If it's not a 12 footer or a weakside shot block, he can no longer do it, and yet he's on the books for $6,226,200 next season.

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