Shaq to Boston..

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Shaquille O’Neal has decided to join the Boston Celtics, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. He is expected to tell the team of his intentions this morning.The length of the contract is not known, but O’Neal, who has been seeking a two-year deal, will play for the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million annually.Celtics coach Doc Rivers began pursuing O’Neal last month when the two met in Orlando. Boston and the Atlanta Hawks were the two clubs most interested in O’Neal, and sources say O’Neal chose the Celtics because he believes they have a better chance of winning what would be his fifth NBA championship.O’Neal, 38, averaged 12 points and 6.7 rebounds last season for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the Cavs’ six-game loss to Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinals, he averaged 13.5 points and 5 rebounds in 23 minutes a game.

2 responses to “Shaq to Boston..

  1. With Shaq joining the all star crew of the Celtics. I wonder how other teams will cope up with this overwhelming roster. Though his injury really made an impact in his career, you still can’t deny the fact that he is a someone to be feared inside the paint.

  2. This I think is a low risk signing for the Celtics considering their window of opportunity right now is very small. This might be the last chance they have, although I guess we thought this last year. But the fact of the matter is that they need a big man now that Kendrick Perkins is going to be out for so long and there aren’t very many quality ones out there. Shaq can be good but at this point in his career he just can’t get too many touches. All in all I think it is a shrewd signing but I guess we’ll find out this season. In didn’t work in Cleveland but who knows. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I really would love to hear your thoughts. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/shaq-to-the-celtics-sure-why-not/

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