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Jermaine O'Neal

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Background

NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Was selected by Portland as an early entry candidate in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft (17th overall)... Traded by Portland along with Joe Kleine to Indiana for Dale Davis on August 31, 2000... Traded by Indiana along with Nathan Jawai to Toronto for Maceo Baston, T.J. Ford, Roy Hibbert and Rasho Nesterovic on July 9, 2008... Traded by Toronto along with Jamario Moon, a 2010 second round draft pick and a trade exception to Miami for Marcus Banks, Shawn Marion and cash considerations on February 13, 2009... Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Boston on July 10, 2010...Waived by Boston on April 19, 2012... Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Phoenix on August 15, 2012... Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Golden State on July 23, 2013... Enters 2013-14 owning career averages of 13.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.84 blocks in 27.4 minutes in 967 games (684 starts) over 17 seasons for Portland, Indiana, Toronto, Miami, Boston and Phoenix... Has made 13 playoff appearances, posting career averages of 12.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.82 blocks in 27.7 minutes in 90 playoff games (69 starts)... Selected to six All-Star games (all consecutive) with Indiana and was voted to start in three (2003, 2004, 2006 - didn't play due to injury)... Became the first Pacer to be selected to six All-Star Games, surpassing Reggie Miller (five)... Named NBA's Most Improved Player for the 2001-02 season... Averaged at least 19.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.00 blocks in six consecutive seasons (2001-07), including four consecutive seasons in which he averaged better than 20 points (2002-06)... Has 264 career 20-point games, 42 career 30-point games and one career game of 40-plus points, a career-high 55 points on January 4, 2005 vs. Milwaukee... Has 276 career double-doubles (all point-rebound), 155 career 20-point/10-rebound games, 25 career 30-point/10-rebound games, one 40-point/10-rebound game and one 50-point/10-rebound game... Four career 20-rebound games, all 20-point/20-rebound games, and one 30-point/20-rebound game on April 18, 2006 at Cleveland... Posted only triple-double of his career with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks on January 22, 2003 vs. Toronto... Enters 2013-14 season ranked 39th among active players in career scoring (12,960), fifth among active players in blocks (1,780) and one of only four active players (Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Elton Brand) with at least 12,000 points, 7,000 rebounds and 1,700 blocks in their career... Three-time Eastern Conference Player of the Month (January 2003, April 2003 and December 2003)... Earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors twice, for games played December 17-23, 2001, and January 6-12, 2003.

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
In 44 games (13 starts), averaged 7.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 20.1 minutes, the second-oldest player ever to average seven points and five rebounds in a season for the Warriors (behind-only 37-year-old Terry Cummings) ... In 13 starts, averaged 10.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.08 blocks in 25.0 minutes ... Had double-digit rebounds five times, including two double-doubles ... Scored in double figures 13 times (the Warriors were 11-2 in those games). ..Totaled 20 points on 9-of-12 (.750) from the field on 4/1 at Dallas for his second 20-point effort of the season ... Played in his 1,000th career game on 3/14 vs. Cleveland, the 16th active player to reach the milestone and the first player ever to appear in his 1,000th career game as a member of the Warriors ... Totaled 16 points, 10 rebounds on 2/24 at Detroit, just the second time he’s posted a double-double in consecutive games since 2010... At age 35, he became the oldest Warrior to post consecutive point-rebound double-doubles in team history ... Finished with season-highs in points (23) and rebounds (13) while shooting 10-of-13 (.769) on 2/22 vs. Brooklyn for his first double-double and 20-point/10-rebound game with the Warriors…At the age of 35, he became the oldest Warrior to post a 20-point/10-rebound game since 37-year-old Terry Cummings did so on 2/7/99 vs. Dallas ... On 2/20 vs. Houston, blocked a go-ahead shot attempt by Chandler Parsons with 23.8 seconds remaining in overtime to help secure the victory ... Posted then-seasons highs of 18 points, eight rebounds and 26 minutes on 11/26 at New Orleans, his first start for the Warriors ... At 35 years old, was the oldest player to start a game for the Warriors since a 38-year-old Clifford Robinson in January 2005 ... Surpassed 13,000 points for his career on 11/14 vs. Oklahoma City, becoming the seventh active player with at least 13,000 points, 7,000 rebounds and 1,000 blocks ... Made his Warriors debut on 10/30 vs. the Lakers, totaling seven points and two blocks in 20 minutes ... Missed one game with a right foot contusion (11/2) and four games with a bruised right knee/right groin strain (11/18-23)... Missed one game with a right wrist sprain (12/11) ... Underwent arthroscopic surgery on 12/13 to address a torn ligament in his right wrist and missed 25 games (inactive 18 times) before returning to action on 2/4 vs.Charlotte... Missed two games (2/10-12) with right wrist inflammation... Missed three games (3/18-20, 4/16) for rest... Missed one game (4/11) with a left knee injury... Was not with team on 3/2.

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PHOENIX:
Appeared in 55 games (four starts), averaging 8.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.42 blocks in 18.7 minutes... In 23 games when playing 20-or-more minutes, averaged 11.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.91 blocks. Scored 10-plus points 21 times and 20-plus once, scoring a season-high 22 points to go with 13 rebounds on 57.1 (8-of-14) percent shooting from the field on 2/27 at San Antonio... Grabbed 10-plus rebounds six times and had five double-doubles, including one 20-point/10-rebound game on 2/27 at San Antonio.

2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS WITH BOSTON:
Appeared in 25 games (24 starts), averaging 5.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.72 blocks in 22.8 minutes... Scored 10-plus points three times, including a season-high 11 points on 1/16 vs. Oklahoma City... Recorded 10-plus rebounds three times, including one double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds on 1/16 vs. Oklahoma City.

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS WITH BOSTON:
Appeared in 24 games (10 starts), averaging 5.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.25 blocks in 18.0 minutes... Appeared in nine playoff games (all starts), averaging 5.9 pints, 4.2 rebounds and 1.78 blocks in 21.8 minutes per contest.

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MIAMI:
Appeared in 70 games (all starts), averaging 13.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.36 blocks in 28.4 minutes... In five playoff games, averaged 4.2 points, 5.6 rebounds1.0 assist and 2.00 blocks in 23.4 minutes.

2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS WITH TORONTO & MIAMI:
Appeared in 68 games (61 starts), averaging 13.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.00 blocks in 29.8 minutes for the Raptors and Heat... Appeared in 41 games (34 starts) for Toronto, averaging 13.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.00 blocks in 28.4 minutes. Appeared in 27 games (all starts) for Miami, averaging 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.00 blocks in 30.0 minutes... Appeared in six playoff games, averaging 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds1.5 assist and 1.50 blocks in 27.0 minutes.

2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:
Appeared in 42 games (34 starts), averaging 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.07 blocks in 28.7 minutes... Scored 10-plus points 31 times and 20-plus points eight times, including a season-high 30 points on 12/4 vs. Phoenix... Grabbed 10-plus rebounds seven times, all resulting in double-doubles, four 20-point/10-rebound games and one 30-point/10-rebound game on 12/4 vs. Phoenix, the 25th of his career.

2006-07 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:
Appeared in 69 games (all starts), averaging 19.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.64 blocks in 35.6 minutes...Was the only player in the NBA to average at least 19.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.50 blocks...Finished tied for third (Emeka Okafor) in blocks per game, behind Marcus Camby and Josh Smith...Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team, totaling eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes in Las Vegas...Scored 20-plus points 38 times and 30-plus points four times including a season-high 34 points on 12/23 at Cleveland...Registered 10-plus rebounds 20 times, including 34 double-doubles, 21 20-point/10-rebound games and two 30-point/10-rebound.

2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:
Appeared in 51 games (47 starts), averaging 20.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.64 blocks in 35.6 minutes...Was the only player in the NBA to average at least 24.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.00 blocks (minimum 40 games)...Finished tied for seventh in blocks per game...Was voted a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, but didn't play due to injury...Scored 20-plus points 28 times and 30-plus points four times, including a season-high 39 points on 3/25 vs. Chicago...Recorded10-plus rebounds 38 times, including 19 double-doubles, 15 20-point/10-rebound games and two 30-point/10-rebound...Appeared in six playoff games (all starts), averaging 21.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.33 blocks in 36.0 minutes...

2004-05 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:
Appeared in 44 games (41 starts), averaging 24.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.00 blocks in 34.8 minutes...Was one of only two players (Elton Brand) in the NBA to average at least 20.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.00 blocks (min. 40 games)...Ranked 10th in the NBA in scoring and tied for 10th in blocks (minimum 40 games)...Was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team, totaling 15 points and five rebounds in 19 minutes in Denver...Scored 20-plus points 31 times, 30-plus points 11 times and 40-plus points once, including a career-high 55 points to go with 11 rebounds on 1/4 vs. Milwaukee, his first career 50-point/10-rebound game...Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 17 times, all resulting in double-doubles, including 15 20-point/10-rebound games, five 30-point/10-rebound games, one 40-point/10-rebound game and one 50-point/10-rebound game...Finished ninth in the NBA in 30-point/10-rebound games...One of only three players (LeBron James and Amar'e Stoudemire) in the NBA to record a 50-point/10-rebound game...Appeared in 13 playoff games (all starts), averaging 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.62 blocks in 36.6 minutes and advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals...

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:
Appeared in 78 games (all starts), averaging 20.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.56 blocks in 35.7 minutes...Was one of only two players (Tim Duncan) in the NBA to average at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.50 blocks...Finished tied for fifth in blocks per game...Was voted a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, totaling 16 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes in Los Angeles...Earned Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors for December...Scored 20-plus points 47 times and 30-plus points seven times, including a season-high 34 points on 2/24 vs. Golden State...Registered 10-plus rebounds 44 times, all resulting in double-doubles, including 34 20-point/10-rebound games and four 30-point/10-rebound games...Posted one 20-point/20-rebound game, totaling 25 points and 20 rebounds on 11/4 vs. Denver...Finished third in the NBA behind Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan in 20-point/10-rebound games...Appeared in 16 playoff games (all starts), averaging 19.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.25 blocks in 37.8 minutes and helping Indiana advance to the Eastern Conference Finals...

2002-03 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:
Appeared in 77 games (76 starts), averaging 20.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.31 blocks in 37.2 minutes...Was one of three players (Tim Duncan and Shaquille O'Neal) in the NBA to average at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.00 blocks...Finished seventh in the NBA in blocks per game...Was voted a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the first time in his career, totaling a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go with four blocks in 33 minutes in Atlanta...Earned Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors for January and April...Earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for games played from January 6-12...Recorded his first career triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocks on 1/22 vs. Toronto...Scored 20-plus points 44 times and 30-plus points eight times, including a season-high 38 points twice...Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 44 times, including 43 double-doubles, 28 20-point/10-rebound games and eight 30-point/10-rebound...Posted two 20-point/20-rebound games on 11/26 at Washington (26 points and 21 rebounds) and on 2/4 vs. the Lakers (25 points and 20 rebounds)...One of only four players (Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Elton Brand) with multiple 20-point/20-rebound games...Finished sixth in the NBA in 20-point/10-rebound games and 30-point/10-rebound games...Appeared in six playoff games (all starts), averaging 22.8 points, 17.5 rebounds and 3.00 blocks in 45.3 minutes...

2001-02 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:
Appeared in 72 games (all starts), averaging 19.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.31 blocks in 37.6 minutes, earning NBA Most Improved Player honors...Was one of three players (Tim Duncan and Shaquille O'Neal) in the NBA to average at least 19.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.00 blocks...Finished tied for sixth in the NBA in blocks per game...Was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the first time in his career, totaling seven points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes in Philadelphia...Earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for games played December 17-23...Scored 20-plus points 32 times and 30-plus points four times, including a season-high 38 points on 12/22 at Cleveland...Tallied 10-plus rebounds 42 times, including 39 double-doubles, 21 20-point/10-rebound games and two 30-point/10-rebound games...Appeared in five playoff games (all starts), averaging 17.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.60 blocks in 38.4 minutes...

2000-01 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:
Appeared in 81 games (80 starts), averaging 12.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and a career-high 2.81 blocks in 32.6 minutes...Finished tied for second in the NBA behind only Theo Ratliff in blocks per game...Scored 10-plus points 57 times, 20-plus points 13 times and 30-plus twice, including a season-high 30 points twice...Recorded 10-plus rebounds 45 times, including 40 double-doubles, 11 20-point/10-rebound games, his first career 30-point/10-rebound game and his only career 30-point/20-rebound game on 4/18 at Cleveland...Appeared in four playoff games (all starts), averaging 9.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.50 blocks in 39.3 minutes...

1999-00 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PORTLAND:
Appeared in 70 games (eight starts), averaging 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 12.3 minutes...Scored 10-plus points six times, including a season-high 17 points on 11/13 vs. Atlanta...Grabbed 10-plus rebounds three times, including two double-doubles...Appeared in eight playoff games, averaging 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds in 4.8 minutes...Registered his first career double-double and 20-point/10-rebound game with 24 points and 12 rebounds on 11/8 vs. Milwaukee...

1998-99 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PORTLAND:
Appeared in 36 games (one start), averaging 2.5 points and 2.7 rebounds in 8.6 minutes...Appeared in nine playoff games, averaging 1.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in 6.1 minutes...

1997-98 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PORTLAND:
Appeared in 60 games (nine starts), averaging 4.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 13.5 minutes...Scored 10-plus points twice, including a season-high 18 points on 2/17 vs. Golden State...Appeared in one playoff game on 4/30 vs. the Lakers, blocking two shots...

1996-97 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PORTLAND:
Appeared in 45 games (nine starts), averaging 4.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 10.2 minutes...Appeared in two playoff games, grabbing one rebound and blocking one shot in four minutes...Made his NBA debut at the age of 18 years, one month and 22 days (the youngest ever in NBA history at the time) and had two points in three minutes on 12/5 at Denver...

HIGH SCHOOL:
In four years at Eau Claire High School (South Carolina), posted a 97-16 record and won three state AAA titles with one runner-up finish...Scored 1,372 points and grabbed 833 rebounds during his prep career...Set school records for blocks in a single game (16), season (170) and career (397)...Named to USA Today?s 1996 All-USA Basketball Team as a senior...Named South Carolina's Mr. Basketball and First-Team All-State by the Associated Press as a senior...Averaged 22.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 5.2 blocks his senior year while shooting 68.2 percent from the floor...As a junior, averaged 18.2 points, 12.8 rebounds and 7.1 blocks...Helped the 1996 U.S. 20-and-under team win the World Championship Tournament in Germany...Was named a McDonald?s All-American in 1996...

PERSONAL:
Full name is Jermaine Lee O'Neal...Answers to the nicknames, "J.O." (his initials) and "Six" (given to him because of his football background)...Son of Angela Jones...He and his wife, Mesha O'Neal, have a son (Jermaine O'Neal, Jr.) and a daughter (Asjia O'Neal)...Considers his two children to be his most prized possessions...Has one brother, Clifford O'Neal...Established the Jermaine O'Neal Foundation in 2003 in order to improve the quality of life for children who need it most...Drafted into the NBA out of high school...Away from the court he enjoys spending time with his family...Would like to continue to be a successful businessman when his career is over...Favorite sport other than basketball is football and his favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys...Lists Martin and First 48 as his favorite television shows...Favorite food is chicken...Says the best place he has visited is Atlantis in the Bahamas because it is where he married his wife...Pregame ritual involves eating, taking a nap and getting dressed at the same time before each game...Has several tattoos and his favorite is an image of praying hands with the words "For the love of God"...Is on Twitter at @jermaineoneal.
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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 255 lbs./ 115.7 kg
Born: October 13, 1978
From: Eau Claire HS (SC)
Draft: 1st Round (17th pick) 1996 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 1996
Years Pro: 18
Previous Teams:
  Phoenix Suns 2013 - 2013
  Golden State Warriors 2013 - 2013
  Phoenix Suns 2012 - 2012
  Boston Celtics 2011 - 2011
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Prior to NBA/Country: Eau Claire HS (SC)/USA

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