Celts Announce They’ve Signed Shaq to a Contract
By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Celtics have signed Shaquille O'Neal.
The team announced Wednesday that it had signed the 15-time NBA
All-Star, who had been a free agent after spending last season with
the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With center Kendrick Perkins sidelined after knee surgery,
possibly until February, the Celtics went after the 18-year veteran
who was the top pick in the NBA draft in 1992. O'Neal joins other
star veterans Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen on the team
that lost the NBA finals in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers.
O'Neal averaged 12.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 53
games for Cleveland last season.
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