Wednesday , Feb , 13 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Vince Carter an Indiana Pacer?

The Pacers and New Jersey Nets couldn’t work out a deal for O’Neal last summer. That rumor is still being talked eight months later. The latest trade rumor has O’Neal going to the Nets for Vince Carter. It appears to have died down, though, because the Nets are worried about O’Neal’s health, according to the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger. The problem the Nets and other teams have is the uncertainty of when the six-time All-Star will be healthy again. O’Neal hasn’t played since Jan. 16 because of a chronic left knee problem. He has said that the worst case scenario is he sits out the rest of the season to make sure his knee gets the proper treatment. O’Neal said Tuesday that he hopes to start doing some conditioning in the pool after the Al-Star break next week. Click here for more from the Indianapolis Star