The Golden State Warriors are going to void of big man Jermaine O’Neal for the foreseeable future and possibly for the remainder of the season, this assuming the veteran big man opts to undergo a season ending surgery on his injured wrist.
Per the AP:
O’Neal is deciding whether to have surgery, which will likely end his season, or wait to see if his wrist heals enough for him to play
O’Neal has been dealing with nagging injuries all season it seems, though, that’s to be expected for a player at his age.
The former high school draft pick has yet to make a decision on the surgery, though, one may question why he wouldn’t opt to have the procedure done in the offseason as the Warriors are likely to make a playoff run. That may allow O’Neal to rest enough where he can get back on the court towards season end.
Either way, surgery or not, it appears O’Neal will be out a considerable amount of time, which lead to the Warriors signing free agent center, Hilton Armstrong.
O’Neal had a mild resurgence last season in Phoenix, a resurgence that continued north to Oakland as he’s played very solid minutes off the bench for the Warriors this year.