The Celtics introduced Shaquille O'Neal as a free agent acquisition last August. Shaq signed a two-year deal at the veteran's minimum to try and win a championship with the Celtics.
"This was a good team with or without me," O'Neal said at the time. "I don't mind playing a role. I know where I am at this point in my career. It's about coming to a team that is one or two pieces from a championship."