O'Neal officially signs with Celtics

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Boston, MA - The Boston Celtics have signed center/forward Jermaine ONeal.

As per team policy, no terms of the deal were announced.

However, according to a report in last weeks Boston Globe, ONeal agreed to the mid-level exception of $5.7 million for the 2010-11 campaign.

ONeal spent last season with the Miami Heat and averaged 13.6 points with 6.9 rebounds in 70 games, all starts. He joined the Heat in a February 2009 trade with Toronto.

When the opportunity arose for me to join an organization like the Celtics, I could not refuse, ONeal said. I cannot wait to get to Boston and start to practice with the rest of the team in pursuit of a championship.

The 31-year-old veteran is a six-time All-Star who entered the NBA straight out of high school in 1996 and spent his first four seasons with Portland. He then played eight years for Indiana and owns career averages of 14.2 points and 7.5 rebounds in 863 games over 14 seasons.


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