O’Neal wouldn’t object a trade… now. The question is, do the Lakers make a move for him now that they are all semi-healthy (Odom’s finger, Farmar’s rolled ankle)? Here’s what JO had to say:
RealGM: Jeremaine O’Neal said he’s not bothered that his name has been mentioned in trade rumors since the offseason, including ones involving the Nets, Lakers, and Celtics.
Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird said they aren’t talking trade anymore, but O’Neal, who is making $19.7 million this season, has no problems with being moved.
“If that situation presents itself, then that’s what it is,” O’Neal said. “I told those guys this summer that if you feel like you need a situation that you can better this team, I’m all for it because they’ve given me the opportunity to really achieve some of the things that I wanted to achieve and also establish my name. It would be no hard feelings whatsoever.”