Re: O'Neals already upset with limited minutes!
posted at 11/3/2010 8:10 AM EDT
I'm sure this is the story the OP is talking about, but again, he is not complaining about minutes. He is disappointed in his play and that he hasn't been able to stay healthy.
"Jermaine O’Neal performed with the second unit.
“I think it’s because Doc didn’t know if I was going to practice,’’ he said.
O’Neal said his role so far isn’t what he’s used to. “I’m not asked to play the scorer, I have to get used to just running to the boards, trying to block shots, playing defense, that’s my job,’’ he said. “And getting used to that, mentally locking in, is something I’m ready to do.
“But I can’t do my job if I’m not on the court. Fifteen years in the league, and there’s going to be things that happen, not only to myself, but to Shaq and the older guys, and we’re just going to have to figure out a way to get better, stay healthy, so we can have a good team.
“I felt pretty good. My confidence level is probably at an all-time low. It’s been rough, to be honest. I’m not going to lie. I’m disappointed, very much so."