The Scoop:O'Neal currently resides in the Dallas area, and is familiar with Rick Carlisle's system as he played for him during his time with the Pacers. The Warriors and Cavaliers also remain in the running to acquire O'Neal's services, but the Mavericks have the edge for now. O'Neal will be a reserve wherever he lands, and won't be worth owning in standard leagues.
The Scoop:The Mavs currently do not have a true backup center to help out Tyson Chandler, and O'Neal played for head coach Rick Carlisle with the Pacers, so there's something here. However, while O'Neal would help out the Mavericks in the depth department, he wouldn't be worth owning in most leagues. He averaged 7.9 points and 5.5 rebounds with the Warriors last season.
The Scoop:There was talk of him making a decision back in October, so he's still weighing his options. O'Neal surprisingly played 20.1 minutes per game last season and may have a little left in the tank, but he's had a slew of injuries over the past decade.
The Scoop:He said he might not be able to adapt to being a fan, but there's no reason to get too excited about this news. O'Neal has dealt with a lot of injuries and it's probably time for him to hang 'em up.