The Most Tepid of Good News

Jerry Brown of the East Valley Tribune:

The important news to Suns fans is that O'Neal has been, according to a Suns insider, "fairly diligent" with his off-season conditioning, and as of late August was only 8-10 pounds heavier that what the team would like to see him at by the Oct. 30 season opener in San Antonio.

I would bet that the starting center on whichever team is going to win the title this year has been more than a little bit diligent, and hasn't been ten pounds heavy all summer.