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    A couple questions on Jermaine O'Neal: I love his game but he's also a frustrating player to watch sometimes, like an SF in a center's body. He's got a great shooting touch and blocks like crazy, but seems to hate all the shoving in the post. What's with that? You beat on him some earlier this week for complaining about his team, which was a tacky thing for him to do. But O'Neal does work with some certifiable knuckleheads while he's been quite classy as he's literally grown up in the spotlight. How much of this "disgruntled player" stuff is manufactured by bored reporters with inches to fill and not much to say about a .500 team during the regular season? --Chris R., Chicago

    With all the talk about Garnett, he may be the one to be traded because it seems clear the Pacers are close to breaking up their team. The big problem with O'Neal is the way you opened: He should be a power post player, but he doesn't like the contact. He prefers to wander outside and shoot jumpers. You don't need an $18 million power forward to do that. It's probably the big reason why the Pacers never have gone far in the playoffs with him despite that great talent. So they get rid of another of the knuckleheads in Stephen Jackson and I heard O'Neal was fine with letting Harrington go because Harrington was clogging things up for him in his 15-foot range and then O'Neal complains about the team being close and now having to start over. He's a guy who always seems to be upset with something, though he is not a major distraction. It's frustrating for a team and I wouldn't be surprised if the Pacers quietly begin taking bids on him.

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    Default Re: Ask Sam Smith (mentions O'Neal)

    When it comes to the Pacers, I think that Sam Smith shares notes with
    Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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    Default Re: Ask Sam Smith (mentions O'Neal)

    Sam Smith loves him some Jermaine O'Neal. He writes about Jermaine more then he does about the Bulls.

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    Default Re: Ask Sam Smith (mentions O'Neal)

    I bet neither Sam or the person asking the question have watched Jermaine more then 5 or 6 times this season, if not less.

    Its amazing how many people have no clue.

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    Default Re: Ask Sam Smith (mentions O'Neal)

    sam smith is a comedian, nothing more.

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    Sam wants to drive the price down... he really wants Jermaine on the Bulls.

    It's been documented many times.
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    Default Re: Ask Sam Smith (mentions O'Neal)

    Never gone far in the playoffs with JO. How about the ECF? That is not far in the playoffs? And where does he get that the Pacers are looking to blow-up the team? They just made a trade for veterans. Veterans that were acquired to complement JO, not replace him. That sure does not look like a team looking to completly rebuild. How he get to write a column in a major paper is beyond me.

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    Sam Smith loves him some Jermaine O'Neal. He writes about Jermaine more then he does about the Bulls.
    He wants him so bad in Chicago it's killing him. He'd kick Ben Wallace out of a moving car to get JO on the team in his place right now.

    His articles are about breaking down JO's market value and to stir up dissent within TPTB for the Pacers regarding JO.

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    Sam wants to drive the price down... he really wants Jermaine on the Bulls.

    It's been documented many times.
    Yep.

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    Sam Smith is a hater. So easy talk negative. JO has been having a great year. And as for the past playoff failures, I don't think you can blame JO for that. Remember the brawl? Why don't stick to the BULLS.

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    It's probably the big reason why the Pacers never have gone far in the playoffs with him despite that great talent.
    The 2004 ECF called. They'd like their results back.

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    I mean technically that was still Reggie's team.
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    I mean technically that was still Reggie's team.
    Hardly.
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    Default Re: Ask Sam Smith (mentions O'Neal)

    I love how they say they are close to breaking up this team. Haven't they been breaking it apart since last year? How many new players do we have since this time last year?

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    I mean technically that was still Reggie's team.
    Reggie was the 4th option on that team, that was Jermaines team. Reggie and Jermaine will tell you that.

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    Default Re: Ask Sam Smith (mentions O'Neal)

    What Sam Smith doesn't realize is that we've already quietly broken up our team and put it back together again -- hardly missing a beat. He needs to understand that not every team needs to spend 3-4 years out of playoff contention to rebuild.

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    Our current roster:

    Darrell Armstrong
    Maceo Baston
    Marquis Daniels
    Ike Diogu
    Mike Dunleavy
    Jeff Foster
    Danny Granger
    Orien Greene
    David Harrison
    Rawle Marshall
    Keith McLeod
    Troy Murphy
    Jermaine O'Neal
    Jamaal Tinsley

    Shawne Williams

    5 players remain from last year, and only 2 of last year's starters are still starting.

    And I wouldn't be surprised if we move another 2 players before the deadline.
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    Hardly.
    No, he's right, it was Reggie's team. That's why Reggie took it upon himself to blow the end of game 2.


    (ps - I don't really blame Reggie on that and loved everything about his efforts, even the final year when he shot like crap)

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    Our current roster:

    Darrell Armstrong
    Maceo Baston
    Marquis Daniels
    Ike Diogu
    Mike Dunleavy
    Jeff Foster
    Danny Granger
    Orien Greene
    David Harrison
    Rawle Marshall
    Keith McLeod
    Troy Murphy
    Jermaine O'Neal
    Jamaal Tinsley

    Shawne Williams

    5 players remain from last year, and only 2 of last year's starters are still starting.

    And I wouldn't be surprised if we move another 2 players before the deadline.
    Yep, and only four players remain from the brawl.
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