NBA Free Agency: Golden State Warriors Sign Jermaine O’Neal, Toney Douglas

Jermaine O’Neal (Photo: USA TODAY Sports Archive), and Toney Douglas (Photo: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are adding some much-needed depth to their bench.

According to ESPN, both Jermaine O’Neal and Toney Douglas have agreed to sign with the Warriors.

O’Neal’s contract will be for one year, while the terms of Douglas’ deal were not announced.

O’Neal, a 17-year veteran, is averaging 13.4 points and 7.3 rebounds throughout his career. His glory days were with the Indiana Pacers from 2000-2008, when he made six All-Star teams during that span. He also won the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award in 2002, and made All-NBA Teams from 2002-2004.

However, he has bounced around since departing from Indiana, playing for four teams in five years. He spent last season with the Phoenix Suns, when he averaged 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 55 games.

O’Neal has also been injury-prone over the past few seasons, suffering from nearly everything — injured wrists, knees, irregular heartbeat, you name it. He played in 24 and 25 games in his two seasons with Boston from 2010-2012, respectively.

Douglas is entering his fifth year in the league, spending his first three seasons with the New York Knicks and last year with the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. He averaged 7.5 points and 2.1 assists in 71 games in 2012-2013.

The Warriors are attempting to compensate for the losses of Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry by signing other free agents. In addition to O’Neal and Douglas, they signed forward Marreese Speights on Monday.

Topics: Golden State Warriors, Jermaine O'Neal, NBA Free Agency, Toney Douglas

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