Wednesday July 9, 2008
TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto has added Jermaine O'Neal to its lineup.
The six-time NBA All-Star is part of a multiplayer deal with
Indiana. The Raptors send guard T.J. Ford and center Rasho
Nesterovic to the Pacers.
The Raptors also acquired the draft rights to forward Nathan
Jawai while the Pacers get forward Maceo Baston and
the draft rights to center Roy Hibbert. O'Neal averaged 18.6 points and 9.6 rebounds over eight seasons with Indiana. Ford averaged 13.2 points and 7.2 assists in two seasons in Toronto. The teams agreed to the deal in principle before last month's draft, but it couldn't be officially announced until today.
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