Jermaine O'Neal staying in Phoenix
After the passing of the NBA trade deadline Thursday and a post-deadline meeting with team officials, Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O'Neal told ESPN that he is staying with the Suns as opposed to seeking a buyout of his contract.
The New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and other playoff-bound teams, according to NBA front-office sources, were hoping to sign O'Neal next week if he could extricate himself from his Phoenix contract.
But O'Neal said he feels too close a bond to the Suns ...
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