NBA: 14 Players That Teams Wish They Never Traded
- Listing out some NBA players that teams wish they never traded.
#13 Portland Trail Blazers traded Jermaine O'Neal
Jermaine O'Neal was the 17th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in 1996 NBA Draft. Jermaine couldn't keep his game up to the team's expectations and was traded to the Indiana Pacers in the year 2000, in exchange for Dale Davis.
As being in the Indiana Pacers, Jermaine nourished his skills and became one of the best Power Forward of his time. During the 8 year span in Indiana, Jermaine became 6x NBA All-Star, earned the Most Improved Player Award in 2002, took his team 6 times in the playoffs.
Dale Davis while being on Portland's roster averaged 7.1 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, and 1.2 assists per game through 4 seasons. While Jermaine in Indiana averaged 18.6 points per game, 2.0 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game through 8 seasons.
Jermaine had much better seasons than Dale regarding their trade. While Dale a solid defensive player for Portland, Jermaine became an All-Star and earned several NBA honors.Published 08 Dec 2017, 11:33 IST