Saturday , Feb , 09 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jermaine O’Neal Wants to Play for New York Knicks

While most of the Knicks act and talk like they want nothing to do with Isiah Thomas, Pacers forward/center Jermaine O’Neal has made it clear that he would gladly accept a trade to New York.

"I think in this business you got to be willing to believe at some point, if your team struggles you are going to be traded," O’Neal said after the Pacers handed the Knicks their seventh straight loss on Wednesday night. "I would accept it."

O’Neal didn’t want to directly address coming to New York out of respect for the Pacers, but said Madison Square Garden was "one of the most desired atmospheres to play in in basketball." [Click here for more from the New York Daily News.]