Report: Miami Heat & Phoenix Suns Discussing Shaquille O’Neal-Shawn Marion Trade
Wow. Nothing more needs to be said. Miami and Phoenix are contemplating a major deal, one that would alter the NBA landscape. Trading O’Neal makes sense for The MIA. A final playoff push is as realistic as Coach Riley changing his hair from oil slick to perm. It won’t happen. And dealing Kazaam for The Matrix helps the Heat’s bottom line, increases athleticism, and boosts talent …
ESPN.com is reporting the following:
The Phoenix Suns are weighing whether to complete one of the most unexpected deals in NBA history by acquiring O’Neal from the Heat, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein on Tuesday night.
Sources said that the Suns are deciding whether to go through with a deal that would send Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to the Heat for O’Neal, who, at 35, is in the midst of his least productive season for a Heat team that has cratered from a championship in 2006 to a 9-37 record this season.
My Very Quick Take: Wow. Breaking news here.
Trading O’Neal makes sense for The MIA. A final playoff push is as realistic as Coach Riley changing his hair from oil slick to perm. It won’t happen. And dealing ‘Kazaam’ for ‘The Matrix’ helps the Heat’s bottom line, increases athleticism, and boosts talent.
I’m not sure about O’Neal in
Or is this addition by subtraction? For years,
The forward can exercise an opt-out clause this summer and become an unrestricted free agent, so the Suns may have to trade him for something instead of being left with nothing come July. And that something could very well be O’Neal.
Things would become awfully interesting out west if this rumor became reality. The flaming hot Phoenix-L.A. rivalry would suddenly become even hotter. And
Come back to HoopsVibe.com for more on this story as it develops ….
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