Free agent center Jermaine O’Neal is officially off the market, signing a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday that’s worth a reported $2 million dollars. The six-time NBA All-Star reached an agreement with the team on the new contract two weeks ago, but everything has now been finalized and the ink is dry.
O’Neal is likely to be used as a backup to Andrew Bogut while Festus Ezeli is out rehabbing his right knee after undergoing surgery on it. O’Neal played in 55 games with four starts last season for the Phoenix Suns, averaging 8.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 18.7 minutes. The 6-foot-11 center is entering his 18th season in the NBA.