Sam Smith reports that Jermaine O'Neal has demanded a trade to the Knicks which seems a little dramatic if you ask me.
Smith's speculation doesn't have anything of interest coming back to Indy. Just what the Pacers need, more big contracts for dicey players. The Knick faithful aren't so sure they want anything to do with J.O. either. That's the problem with trading J.O., he's probably not going to bring as much in return as most people expect. Considering he has problems playing more than 70 games and is coming off a knee injury it shouldn't be a surprise. But he does have an option to leave after next year, so letting J.O. play it out and take that option after next year would be better than dealing him now and locking the team into more long term contracts that overpay talent.
At least the rumor mill is grinding away. It should be an interesting few weeks leading up to the draft.