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Will Suns let PF/C Jermaine O'Neal go and if they did would he still be the same without Phoenix's extraordinary
training staff that has clearly rejuvenated him? No one thought he had something left for an 18th season, but clearly he does. A source says that his dispute with GM Lance Blanks was over the fact the Suns plan to diminish his role, something O'Neal did not want to see happen. With the array of teams that could use even the limited minutes O'Neal could provide as a rim protector and finisher -- including his previous team, the Celtics, along with the Heat and Sixers -- Jermaine assuredly would be snapped up if the Suns let him go. But looking at the phenomenal job the Suns' staff does in getting old bones to function like much younger ones -- is it an accident Grant Hill and Steve Nash left and instantly got hurt? -- it has to be a question whether O'Neal will remain spry somewhere else.