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SI.com: After all the rumors and denials, it looks like Jermaine O’Neal will remain with the Indiana Pacers.

The All-Star forward was one of the players most discussed about in trade rumors this summer, with talk he might end up in New York, Los Angeles or New Jersey.

Pacers CEO Donnie Walsh said Friday that Indiana’s roster was virtually locked. When asked whether it was safe to say O’Neal would be a Pacer at the start of the season, Walsh said: “Yes, it is. That’s the way we’re thinking of it.”

Walsh didn’t rule out a trade completely, but he never does.

“Trades can always come up, but in our minds, Jermaine is here and our team’s intact,” Walsh told The Associated Press.

He even offered that the Pacers aren’t receiving calls about O’Neal any more.

“That’s done,” Walsh said.

O’Neal averaged 19.4 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 2006-07, one of the best seasons of his 11-year career. But the Pacers went 35-47 and missed the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.

In the weeks after the season ended, O’Neal said he respected the Pacers but wasn’t interested in being part of a rebuilding project.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/regg66 rpouncy14

    Damn!! somebody wants him!!

  • foxxy

    they are asking way too much for jermaine….larry uglyface wants to gut a team for him….he’s good but damn…he aint worth all that…SORRY!!!!!! I THINK HE WILL EVENTUALLY BE TRADED…THIS IS WHAT HE TRUELY WANTS…TO BALL WITH KOBE!!!!WE ALL HEARD IT WITH OUR OWN EARS!!!!!

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    Good news guys, Lakers.com is reporting that Chris Mihm is 100% healthy and is ready for training camp. Personally, I think Mihm is the best Center that we have, and he is the 5th best CENTER in the NBA.

  • http://www.myspace.com/regg66 rpouncy14

    Come 2 L.A Jermain O’Neal.

  • LA_LAKER FAN

    [quote comment="12689"]Good news guys, Lakers.com is reporting that Chris Mihm is 100% healthy and is ready for training camp. Personally, I think Mihm is the best Center that we have, and he is the 5th best CENTER in the NBA.[/quote]

    thats a lot to say to a guy who hasnt played the game for two years

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    [quote comment="12707"][quote comment="12689"]Good news guys, Lakers.com is reporting that Chris Mihm is 100% healthy and is ready for training camp. Personally, I think Mihm is the best Center that we have, and he is the 5th best CENTER in the NBA.[/quote]

    thats a lot to say to a guy who hasnt played the game for two years[/quote]

    I believe in Mihm, and I gaurantee everyone here at thelakersnation.com that Mihm will have the best season of his life. He WILL average 15 and 11 with 2.5 bpg. Mark it down right now. If I’m wrong I will never comment on this site again. Trust me, I have a GREAT feeling about Mihm this year.

  • kobe24mvp

    [quote comment="12709"][quote comment="12707"][quote comment="12689"]Good news guys, Lakers.com is reporting that Chris Mihm is 100% healthy and is ready for training camp. Personally, I think Mihm is the best Center that we have, and he is the 5th best CENTER in the NBA.[/quote]

    thats a lot to say to a guy who hasnt played the game for two years[/quote]

    I believe in Mihm, and I gaurantee everyone here at thelakersnation.com that Mihm will have the best season of his life. He WILL average 15 and 11 with 2.5 bpg. Mark it down right now. If I’m wrong I will never comment on this site again. Trust me, I have a GREAT feeling about Mihm this year.[/quote]
    me 2 he was top 10 center when he was healthy i think tho more like 12ppg,8-9reb,1.5-2blks…that is more realistic,unless he is really improved and is super determined 15,11,2. woud be great!!!i hope we can get C.webb tho then i think we could be solid if we try plan d,yi and simmons for kwame and farmar and pick and cook hell ya,just not mo evans give em sasha