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Old 09-26-2008, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CNNSI: Burning Questions In The East

For Raptors fans sake, I hope Aschburner is wrong.

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Key question: How much does Jermaine O'Neal have left in his tank -- and how sound are his other assorted parts?

O'Neal has always talked a better game than he has played, which generally has been a testament to him as an interview subject, because he was a pretty terrific player through his first NBA decade, mostly with Indiana. But O'Neal is 30 now and he missed 40 games last year with a bum left knee (and a combined 44 the two previous seasons), so when he talks about his fresh start and fine health and excitement in joining the Raptors, it all sounds pleasantly ... hollow. Which it will remain until the six-time All-Star proves he can adapt to playing alongside Chris Bosh, stay healthy and find a dozen other ways to make sure he doesn't go missing north of the border.
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