Trade Rumor: Jermaine O'Neal for Ford/Rasho/#17
According to league sources, Toronto has had talks with the Indiana Pacers about acquiring 29-year-old Jermaine O’Neal for a package that would include T.J. Ford, Rasho Nestervoic and, perhaps, the 17th pick in this week’s draft.
The talks are not the point where any deal is imminent and a deal is certainly not assured but the source said the Raptors are aggressively trying to move Ford and O’Neal is one of their targets.
Toronto also still has serious interest in forward Boris Diaw of the Phoenix Suns and is in talks with at least three other teams for trades of a similar magnitude.
I don't think the Bulls should make an offer that trumps that one. I suppose they could throw in a future lottery-protected first with Hinrich/Hughes. But Rasho expires after this season, so the Pacers would likely ask for Gooden instead.