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WT: O'Neal, Blanks Engage In Heated Confrontation 

Post#1 » by blackstar » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:35 am

Jermaine O'Neal and Phoenix Suns general manager Lance Blanks had a heated, expletive-filled confrontation in the coach's office on Monday, according to league sources.

"It was really bad," one Suns source said Tuesday afternoon.

The confrontation took place after Lindsey Hunter's first practice as interim coach of the Suns.

There has been unrest within the Suns' organization.

O'Neal won't accompany the Suns on their trip to Sacramento.


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Re: WT: O'Neal, Blanks Engage In Heated Confrontation 

Post#2 » by Sark » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:39 am

We really have nothing to offer for him. Although I would love to have him here.
Greenie: Disagree. I think Tatum is going to be better than KP. I don't know about DSjr.

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Post#3 » by blackstar » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:43 am

After what happened he'll probably be available for peanuts, pretty much. Cut Sheed if he's out for the season or trade White.
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Post#4 » by Tron Carter » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:46 am

I'd love to have Jermaine on this squad. Great size and good rebounder.
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Post#5 » by nykfan42 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:53 am

Prob wouldn't cost much but what can he really do now? I guess he'd be a solid option if we don't get K-Mart.
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Post#6 » by MeloTime » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:54 am

Trade White, call it a day.
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Post#7 » by biggyfuzz » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:56 am

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Post#9 » by ctorres » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:26 am

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Altercation? False! Argument about a coaching change or coaching hire? Even more false! That's is not my position or job to determine that!
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Post#10 » by mirrornick » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:44 am

nykfan42 wrote:Prob wouldn't cost much but what can he really do now? I guess he'd be a solid option if we don't get K-Mart.


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Post#11 » by TheToothFairy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:37 am

Would be a great pick up.

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Post#12 » by thebuzzardman » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:56 pm

Another injury prone big man who is washed up? Get on the phone Grunnie!
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Post#13 » by Starks1994 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:07 pm

Have any of you guys actually seen what O'Neal looks like on the court this year?
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Post#14 » by mirrornick » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:49 pm

Starks1994 wrote:Have any of you guys actually seen what O'Neal looks like on the court this year?


Trust me, I did. He played like he was in 2007. But that only lasted for 10-15 games. Then he started playing less minutes.

Take a look at what JO did this year.

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I don't think he was able to do this last year, or even two years ago. It's either the knee treatment in Germany, or it's the PHX suns med staff.

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Post#15 » by nykballa2k4 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:42 pm

I only want JO so he can come off the bench behind Sheed. Then we can trade Amare for ZBo.

I don't want Jermaine here. He was on the Heat, Celtics and Pacers. He also is injury prone.
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Re: WT: O'Neal, Blanks Engage In Heated Confrontation 

Post#16 » by blackstar » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:18 pm

Starks1994 wrote:Have any of you guys actually seen what O'Neal looks like on the court this year?


Yes, which is why I want him here.
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Post#17 » by mirrornick » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:18 pm

blackstar wrote:
Starks1994 wrote:Have any of you guys actually seen what O'Neal looks like on the court this year?


Yes, which is why I want him here.


I think every contender would want JO's presence. He is tough, plays good D and has veteran leadership skills.
I wouldn't mind JO on the Knicks.

Felton/ Kidd/Prigioni
Shumpert/ JR Smith
Melo/ Novak
Amare??/ Sheed
Chandler/ Oneal/ Camby?

This is a deep lineup full of former stars and current stars.

Easy a ECF team who can challenge Heat.
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Post#18 » by rj2496 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:29 pm

mirrornick wrote:
blackstar wrote:
Starks1994 wrote:Have any of you guys actually seen what O'Neal looks like on the court this year?


Yes, which is why I want him here.


I think every contender would want JO's presence. He is tough, plays good D and has veteran leadership skills.
I wouldn't mind JO on the Knicks.

Felton/ Kidd/Prigioni
Shumpert/ JR Smith
Melo/ Novak
Amare??/ Sheed
Chandler/ Oneal/ Camby?

This is a deep lineup full of former stars and current stars.

Easy a ECF team who can challenge Heat.



Are you really implying Jermaine O' Neal is the difference that would propel the Knicks?
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Post#19 » by CrazyKnicks » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:37 pm

No, don't need another old and injury prone big.
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Re: WT: O'Neal, Blanks Engage In Heated Confrontation 

Post#20 » by mirrornick » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:02 pm

rj2496 wrote:

Are you really implying Jermaine O' Neal is the difference that would propel the Knicks?


Nope. I'm saying, JO would be a good addition. Especially if he is healthy.

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