Tim Povtak of NBA Fanhouse writes that former Cleveland Cavalier center Shaquille O’Neal is still looking for a new home in the NBA and that he’s interested in the Celtics.
Although O’Neal was unavailable for comment Friday, two sources close to him confirmed his continued interest in the Celtics, even though they currently have no room, or exceptions, under the salary cap to pay him beyond the NBA veteran’s minimum of $1.35 million.
The Celtics could pay him more, but only if his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, helped with a sign-and-trade deal.
“He only wants to go to a team with a chance to win it all,‘’ one source said. "That’s a short list. Even for the money, he’s not going to a non-contender.’’
Howard Beck of the New York Times also tied O’Neal to the Celtics but hints that perhaps Jermaine O’Neal took his spot.
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