Jermaine O'Neal has agreed to sign with the Boston Celtics, a league source tells Y! Sports.
Previous reports have the two sides talking about a deal for less than the full MLE. If that's the case, consider me somebody who is very happy with this deal. J.O. has legitimate size, is a strong shot-blocker in the middle, and he can score and rebound. Even though he's aging, he's still "only" 31, younger than both Shaq and Brad Miller. Last season, he put up 14/7 in limited minutes, and statistically, his production compared favorably to KG, believe it or not.
J.O. isn't a perfect player, but he should be an adequate fill-in for Perk, and an excellent big off our bench when Perkins comes back.
UPDATE: The Herald has the first report of financial figures:
According to sources, O’Neal will sign a two-year contract with the club for the mid-level exception. He will be paid $5.765 million for the upcoming season.