Hoops Word posted this in reference to the rumors flying around Jermaine O'Neal being packaged in a deal sending him along with Joey Graham to Toronto for T.J. Ford, Nesterovic, and the 17th overall pick.
Jermaine O'Neal and the Raptors
So the rumored deal between the Raptors and Pacers lives on, but the Raptors are trying to get a really clear picture of just how ready Jermaine O'Neal is to resume playing basketball. His recent history of injuries has them worried, but not so worried that talks are dead. The word is that this will probably go down, meaning TJ Ford, Rasho Nesterovic, Joey Graham and the 17th pick in Thursday's draft head to Indiana for Jermaine O'Neal and maybe one more player.
Everything is hinging upon O'Neal's health, and perhaps the Raptors wanting a little sweeter deal. More on this story as it develops.
Want some stats and videos on T.J. Ford to ease you worries? Continue on to dig into our prospected new court general, enjoy!
2007-08 Statistical Graphs Compiled by the Basketball Scouting Database of
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T.J. Ford's Stat Production in the NBA
T.J. Ford's Synergy Sports Play Type DNA in the NBA
A comparison of T.J. Ford's Play Type DNA to Jordan Farmar of the Lakers, Rajon Rondo of the Celtics, the "on sale" Jamaal Tinsley, Mike Conley of the Grizzlies, Derrick Rose of Memphis, Jerryd Bayless of Arizona, and D.J. Augustin of Texas.
YouTube Videos Showcasing T.J. Ford in the NBA:
1. Ford breaks Jared Jeffries ankle, lets stop worrying about his neck, this guy looks like he is quicker than Iverson!
2. Ford shows to his teammates and fans that he has heart, when he was called for a foul he disagreed with, he wouldn't let it stay at just that. Lets not start thinkin' Artest here, this is just like to me when Dunleavy freaked out in Golden State (when he took his jersey off, all it shows is some FIRE!)
3. Inside look at T.J. Ford when he was with the Bucks.
4. T.J. Ford breaks another ankle, this time his victim is Mike James.
5. The Life of T.J. Ford, great mini documentary on our potential future PG!
6. T.J. Ford's last interview with the Raptors after cleaning out his locker.
7. Last but not least a "Mix" as they call it on YouTube of T.J. Ford, pretty much a highlight reel from his last season with the Raptors w/ some hip-hop in the background!