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Suaveness
07-09-2004, 12:11 PM
http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/oneal_page_0304.html

2003-04 in Review:
Jermaine O'Neal
Height: 6-11 Weight: 242 Age: 25 (10/13/78)
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Regular Season: Earned All-NBA status for the third year in a row (second team) and finished third in NBA MVP balloting ... Also won the Magic Johnson Award from the Pro Basketball Writers Association for his combination of elite status and cooperation with the media ... Though he was a member of the U.S. Olympic team, was forced to withdraw from the 2004 games to allow his injured knee to heal ... Only player in the Eastern Conference and one of five in the NBA to average 20+ points and 10+ rebounds a game, became the only Pacers' player to ever average 10+ rebounds a game in three consecutive NBA seasons. ... One of two players (along with Reggie Miller) in the team's NBA history to ever average 20+ points in consecutive seasons ... A three-time NBA All-Star, he made his second straight start in the 2004 All-Star game in Los Angeles, 2/15, and scored 16 points with a team-high nine rebounds in 28 minutes. ... In leading the Pacers to a 9-7 record in December, averaged 21.2 ppg and 10.3 rpg in the month and was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December ... Leading the team with 348 free throws made, shot a career-best 75.7 percent from the foul line this season ... Ranked 19th in the NBA in free throws made and tied for 14th in attempts ... Recorded the fourth 20-rebound game of his career vs. Denver, 11/4 ... Added 25 points in that game vs. the Nuggets for the fourth 20-20 game of his career ... Had a career-high 44 double-doubles in 2003-04, the second most in a single season in Pacers' NBA history, three short of the club record held by Clark Kellogg. ... His 44 double-doubles was fourth highest in the NBA and was second in the Eastern Conference behind the Hornets' Jamal Magliore. ... Had 34 games with 20+ points and 10+ rebounds ... He scored 20+ points in a team-high 46 games and the Pacers were 36-10 (.783) in those games. ... Collecting 700+ rebounds for the fourth straight season, his 778 boards in 2003-04 led the team and represents the third best total in his career. ... His 585 defensive rebounds this season represents the second highest total in a single season in Pacers' NBA history. ... Had a career-high 164 assists and he led the Pacers in assists in five games, including a career-high seven assists to lead the Pacers to a 111-78 win vs. Milwaukee, 3/31. ... The only Pacers' player to reject 200 shots in a season, just missed accomplishing that feat for the second time in his four seasons with Indiana by rejecting 199 shots in 2003-04. ... The first of six blocked shots vs. Philadelphia, 11/28, gave him 613 blocks in a Pacers' uniform and moved him ahead of Darnell Hillman into fourth place on the franchise's all-time career blocked shots list. Finished the season with 771 blocks in a Pacers' uniform. ... Had a streak of 40 straight games with at least one blocked shot from 12/12 to 3/7, the second longest streak in the NBA this season behind Tim Duncan’s 41 ... Ranked 13th in the NBA and third in the Eastern Conference in efficiency rating with a mark 21.55 ... With 274 "Nestle Crunch Time" points this season, ranked fifth in the NBA ... Missed a total of four games (all Indiana wins) due to injury…he sat out the game vs. the Clippers, 11/19, with tendinitis in his right knee…he did not dress for the game vs. the Lakers, 2/2, with a strained neck…he missed games vs. Dallas, 3/24, and at Orlando, 3/26, with a bone bruise on his right knee.
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Playoffs: Led team in scoring (19.2), rebounding (9.1) and blocks (2.25) in the playoffs ... In the conference finals, averaged 17.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks ... Had at least one blocked shot in all 16 playoff games, extending his postseason streak to 27 ... In the second round against Miami, averaged 20.8 ppg and scored a playoff career-high 37 points in Game 4 ... That was was the most points scored by any Eastern Conference player in the 2004 postseason. ... He scored 20+ points in Games 3, 4 and 5. ... In scoring 29 points in Game 3, he shot 11-16 FTS ... The attempts tied playoff career-high
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Plus-Minus: Ranked fourth during the regular season at +5.7 per game ... Was first in the postseason at +5.0 per game
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Contract Status: Signed through the 2009-10 season
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Analysis: Continued his evolution into one of the game's elite big men. Felt the loss of Brad Miller more than anyone else on the team but still produced a 20-10 season. A player who likes to add, or refine, an element every year, he showed a much-improved mid-range shot and made major improvement as a passer out of the post. Re-discovered his jump hook late in the season and used it very effectively in the playoffs. Now that he's broken through the postseason wall by leading the team to the conference finals, has two remaining goals: an NBA title and a league MVP trophy. Both are within reach next season if he continues to improve.

Snickers
07-09-2004, 12:13 PM
Jermaine needs to spend more time in the post, especially if we pick up a good shooter.

Unclebuck
07-09-2004, 12:17 PM
Did J.O ever have surgery on his knee after the season.



I hope we see a ton more of his jump hooks.

Hicks
07-09-2004, 12:39 PM
It's easy to forget all the work he puts in, but good God are we lucky to have this guy on our team. He improves every year, he's a good person on and off the court, and he does his damned best to show up for the big moments. I love this guy.

I can't wait to see what he improved on this summer, becase you know he will. :)

Hicks
07-09-2004, 12:40 PM
We need a Jermaine O'Neal supporter banner!

3Ball
07-09-2004, 06:03 PM
How many of you think Jermaine actually has a shot at being MVP?

MagicRat
07-09-2004, 06:14 PM
We need a Jermaine O'Neal supporter banner!

Here you go....

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sweabs
07-10-2004, 12:14 AM
I was most impressed with Jermaine's defense this year. Just spectacular - his left hand blocking is amazing.

Unclebuck
07-10-2004, 12:17 AM
We need a Jermaine O'Neal supporter banner!

Here you go....

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bapspacers4life
07-10-2004, 12:17 AM
JO is da man in indy he da best :D:dance::dance::cheers::guitar::champagne:

Anthem
07-10-2004, 02:09 AM
Man, I was playing in the gym today, and two kids were there shooting around. We're in Vegas, everybody loves the Lakers, and they were talking about Jermaine O'Neal.

I couldn't believe it.