Warriors Officially Sign O’Neal
The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent center Jermaine O’Neal to a contract, the team announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
O’Neal, 34, appeared in 55 games (four starts) for the Phoenix Suns last season, averaging 8.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.42 blocks in 18.7 minutes per contest, marking his highest scoring and rebounding averages since 2009-10. The 6’11″ center recorded multiple blocked shots 24 times, including a season-high seven blocks on April 10 at Dallas, and his 1.42 blocks per game average would have ranked 15th in the NBA had he played in enough games to qualify. In 23 games when playing 20-or-more minutes last season, O’Neal averaged 11.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.91 blocks.