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Jermaine O'Neal confident in abilities

Center is committed to helping Celtics where needed, especially on defense

Updated: October 23, 2010, 12:17 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Jermaine O'Neal readily admits he's not the offensive player he used to be. His body grinded down from 14 NBA seasons, he can't jump as high as he used to nor move as quickly in the post as he once did.

His offensive game has drifted further and further away from the basket and his scoring average has dipped more than 10 points per game since the 2004-05 season, when he averaged 24.3 points per game for the Indiana Pacers (last season he chipped in 13.6 points per game ...

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