Vince Carter-Jermaine O’Neal Deal Back on?
Acquiring All-Star power forward Jermaine O’Neal remains a possibility for the Nets, but could cost them their own All-Star, Vince Carter.
The Nets and Pacers, who discussed a multiplayer swap involving O’Neal in June, renewed talks recently, according to league sources familiar with the conversations.
The new proposal would send Carter, Marcus Williams and Jamaal Magloire to Indiana for O’Neal. But O’Neal has a bone bruise in his knee that will sideline him at least two weeks.
Nothing is imminent, though, as O’Neal’s health and $64 million salary through the 2009-10 season are real deterrents for the Nets. [Click here for more from the North Jersey Record.]