Lakers’ front office better act fast if the Nets’ superstar can sway management to bring J. O’Neal to Jersey.

NorthJersey.com: One of the kids at Vince Carter’s basketball camp informed him that Jermaine O’Neal said he wants to be a Net. Carter hopes management can make it happen.”That’s great news,” he said Wednesday morning. “He’s an All-Star. He’s accomplished a lot. If we can work that, of course that just makes us even better.”

The Nets re-signed Carter last month, representing their biggest off-season move. But they could rekindle talks with Indiana for O’Neal, who also likes the idea of being a Laker.

One source said the Nets will wait for Indiana to call. They don’t want to give up Richard Jefferson, Nenad Krstic and Marcus Williams for O’Neal, as the Pacers asked for in their last conversation.

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  • kb24lalaland

    damn this sucks, but did u guys see the site call getjo.com, pretty wierd. just wanted to let u know.

  • keep24

    Something Kobe could have done last night, but instead he talked about his domestic chores.

  • keep24

    [quote comment="11448"]damn this sucks, but did u guys see the site call getjo.com, pretty wierd. just wanted to let u know.[/quote]

    that didn’t take long!

    Fear not, this site is better …

  • Rpoc

    If only Carter signed elsewhere this off season there would be no competition for JO. Fraking Carter!!

    Mitch and his magic wand needs all the help he can get.

  • Agor711

    guys come on!!! we know Indiana is not going to do a trade with the nets because they’re in the same conference!!! Larry bird can’t be that dumb to trade oneal to the same conference and if he does he’s just plain dumb so i would laugh if that happened

  • Sako32

    he doesn’t need o’neal, he has kidd & jefferson, kobe has no one

  • as1084

    trust me….bird will take less from the lakers rather then send oneal to another team in the pacers own conference and division…dont worry

  • sincebirth1

    Why should Kobe speak anymore… the imfamous FO has yet to make any worth while moves… Beside JO said him and spoke regarding basketball and wanting show the world he’s ready to play… and play with a winner… The problem is ole Larry is trying to KY us… and Mitchell along with Jimbo are lost instruction manuel left by Jerry West … that show them how to make good trades

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    The fact of the matter is the Lakers are the only team that Indiana can trade with, so all the Lakers have to do is wait until the price goes down for JO. I gaurantee you that the Lakers will make the playoffs this season as the 5th seed or better. Before the trade deadline in Feb. the Lakers WILL have Jermaine O’Neal and Lamar Odom and Kobe on the same team and that will make everyone happy.

  • sincebirth1

    [quote comment="11459"]Why should Kobe speak anymore… the imfamous FO has yet to make any worth while moves… Beside JO said him and spoke kobe regarding basketball and wanting show the world he’s ready to play… and play with a winner… The problem is ole Larry is trying to KY us… and Mitchell along with Jimbo haslost the instruction manuel left by Jerry West … that show them how to make good trades[/quote]

    sorry guys some typos… should read before post… but you get the point

  • foxxy

    KOBE APPEARED ON AN ENTERTAINMENT SHOW LAST NIGHT….NOT A SPORTS TALK SHOW….HE LOOKED WELL AND VERY RELAXED!!!! WHY SPOIL THE INTERVIEW WITH LAKER S#$%%!!!!! HE WILL ADDRESS THAT ISSUE AT A LATER DATE!!! DONT BLAME HIM FOR THE MESS THE LAKER ORG. HAS MADE!!!!!1 KOBE HAS GIVEN US THE FANS ALL OF HIMSELF EACH AND EVERY NIGHT….NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE HIS BACK THRU THIS UGLY MESS!!!!WE NEED TO SUPPORT HIM!!!

  • sincebirth1

    [quote comment="11463"]KOBE APPEARED ON AN ENTERTAINMENT SHOW LAST NIGHT….NOT A SPORTS TALK SHOW….HE LOOKED WELL AND VERY RELAXED!!!! WHY SPOIL THE INTERVIEW WITH LAKER S#$%%!!!!! HE WILL ADDRESS THAT ISSUE AT A LATER DATE!!! DONT BLAME HIM FOR THE MESS THE LAKER ORG. HAS MADE!!!!!1 KOBE HAS GIVEN US THE FANS ALL OF HIMSELF EACH AND EVERY NIGHT….NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE HIS BACK THRU THIS UGLY MESS!!!!WE NEED TO SUPPORT HIM!!![/quote]

    Totally agree… Kobe points are valid regarding this FO… track record speaks for itself…

  • nba analyst

    Ed…your statement about “the fact of the matter is that the Pacers have to deal with the Lakers” is abosolute hogwash!! The Pacers don’t have to deal with anybody. This website had several fans saying that the Wolves had to deal wtih the Lakers…and we saw how all that turned out. The Pacers can deal with 28 other NBA teams and not the Lakers. And in case you missed it…..Bird has already said that he is just as happy to keep JO. This is Bird’s choice, not O’Neal’s…

    It seems to be a delusion among fans here that NBA teams MUST trade with the Lakers as a sort of divine right to Laker fans…if somehow Kupchak would get off of his tail. Look, Mitch has screwed himself with too many bad contracts and mediocre players. The only guys anyone wants are Odom and Bynum…and if JO costs the Lakers both of them, then it just isn’t worth doing a deal…whether Kobe likes it or not.

    But please….the panic about this whole thing is not with Bird…it is with the Laker fan base. Mitch is more likely to make a bad deal than Larry Bird.