O'Neal's faves: Mavs, Nuggets, Celtics

Updated: July 8, 2010, 2:44 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Free-agent center Jermaine O'Neal said early Wednesday that he expects to sign with one of the three following teams in coming days: Dallas, Denver or Boston.

"Those are my favorites," O'Neal told ESPN.com "Those are teams that are going to compete [for a championship] next year."

Later in the day, his decision might have become more clear, with a source close to the situation telling ESPNDallas.com that O'Neal will likely sign with the Celtics.

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