Andrea Bargnani is definitely on fire these days and that could be bad for Jermaine O’Neal, if he really likes Toronto. But, who doesn’t want to live in a city without Sneaky Dee’s anyway? Anyway, “Il Mago”Â Â has averagedÂ 22.3 points a game, 7.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks, while shooting 55.7 per cent from the floor and a sizzling 57.8 per cent from three-point land while O’Neal has been injured and the Raptors brass might want to “make room” like theÂ AlkoholicsÂ track forÂ development ofÂ Bargarni Â to continue. According to theÂ Globe and MailÂ , O’Neal sounds pretty cool about whatever happens, though.
“If I was to get traded, God bless ’em,” Jermaine O’Neal said after practice yesterday. “I have a really good agentÂ in Arn Tellum and he keeps me aware of what teams are trying to acquire me. … And [Raptors president] Bryan Colangelo? He’s my man. We have a very friendly relationship and I respect his view.”Â
If the Raptors can pick up a slash and havoc guard or small forward, they need to do a deal now! Otherwise, patience is the key because there is always room for a quality big man on any NBA roster and JayÂ Triano will find a way to get what he needs out of the former all-star Jermaine O’Neal when he’sÂ health.