Here’s an article with some updates on how Bird feels about J.O.:
IndyStar: Bird did not say O’Neal would definitely return to the team next season. But he reiterated what he said last month — Bird hopes the six-time All-Star will be wearing a Pacers uniform next season.
“I’ve said it all along — I hope so. I look forward to having him back in the mix. When he gets double-teamed, we’re going to have players out there that can hit the shot now,” Bird said.