Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Jermaine O'Neal heading out of the country
The Raptors and Pacers sealed the deal on their much rumored swap of Jermaine O'Neal and TJ Ford earlier tonight. Indiana will also get Rasho Nesterovic, Toronto's 1st-round pick (17th overall) and another player to balance out the salaries. The deal won't be official until July 9th, when base-year compensation players like Ford can be traded. If O'Neal can stay healthy - he missed 40 games last year due to injury - the Raptors will have a strong frontline combo in he and Chris Bosh. It looks like this is only the beginning of many moves to come for Indiana, especially now with Jamal Tinsley being pushed aside for Ford.