The Celtics' situation with Jermaine O'Neal should come to a close by early next week, reports A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com (via Twitter). O'Neal has been sidelined with a wrist injury, and could decide to undergo season-ending surgery, while a contract buyout also seems possible.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports suggested yesterday that O'Neal had been angling for a buyout and is interested in rejoining the Heat. The injured Celtic took to his Twitter account to seemingly refute that report, tweeting "You can't always believe what you see and hear on tv!"
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said yesterday that he didn't expect to see O'Neal back on the court for Boston this season, referring to the 33-year-old's wrist injury.