Jermaine O’Neal is open to joining the Warriors.
With Golden State landing the big free agent fish Kevin Durant, a lot of players will be looking to take lesser salaries to join the Warriors. The same thing happened with the Miami Heat back in 2010 when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh decided to join forces.
Not only will current players be throbbing at the chance to join the Western Conference champs, but even retired players will surely give Golden State a look with their new formidable big four formed with Kevin Durant .
According to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group, idle center Jermaine O’Neal is “game” for a potential return to the Warriors. O’Neal previously played 44 games for Golden State during the 2013-2014 season and started 13 of them.
Let the long the list of players interested in joining the Warriors begin. O’Neal is just the first player and definitely not the last that will be intrigued at the chance of joining the new and improved Golden State Warriors. Golden State is now the “it” team for washed up veterans looking for an opportunity to win a championship ring.
O’ Neal has not played a NBA game in more than two years and was immediately interested in joining the Warriors after Durant made his big decision. At least O’Neal can “claim” that he previously played in Golden State as compared to others who will be seemingly jumping on the bandwagon.
Next we’ll be hearing retired guys like Brendan Haywood are intrigued in joining Golden State or maybe even the great Shaquille O’Neal will come out of retirement for a chance to “chase” a fifth ring and tie Kobe Bryant in the amount of championships in the trophy case.