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PACERS FORWARD JERMAINE O'NEAL
Right now I don't deserve to be a starter because I haven?t been there, the guys have a routine Cro and Scott had to play the big positions and I have to work my way in there, I truly believe if you have been out for awhile you have to find your way back, I don't deserve to be a starter right now and it is better for me physically not to be thrown back into it because even right now with 24 minutes I'm having some problems with my foot so but that's the plan, I'm gonna keep coming off the bench until I work my way back up there and my foot physically feels better.It sounds to me like he is trying to send Reggie a message. Will Reggie listen?(Re Coming off the bench) It was something we talked about, Scott and Cro deserve to be starter right now, they worked hard and I have been out and haven't been practicing so I don't think it's a good idea to throw a guy back in there and mess up the rhythm of the starting five, I'm about winning so if I come off the bench for the next couple months or the rest of the year I'm with it, I know when I get in there I'm gonna make things happen and all I care about is winning.