Jermaine O'Neal was pretty good against New York (as we detailed, by the numbers). And as we wait to see if Shaquille O'Neal will even play, the question asked in this video is… will he be enough moving forward?
My answer, simply, is yes… if he does what he did against New York. New York is not Miami or Chicago. They have different players and styles. But if Jermaine can defend the hoop and alter shots… then he'll be good enough to get the job done.
That's not to say we can't use Shaq. Shaq would be a great asset to have even for 15 minutes a game.
And to address Michael Felger (watch his comments at 1:27)… who has made it his mission to tweak actual Celtics fans this postseason. His argument is "It's JERMAINE O'NEAL". Yes. We're aware of who he is. But why don't you look at what he's been doing since his return from injury instead of what you thought he might do when we came into this season.
That was almost eight months ago. I know you probably haven't watched a full Celtics game in those eight months… but things change. And right now, the way Jermaine O'Neal is playing, he'll be enough if he can keep it up.