Wednesday , Feb , 06 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Shaquille O’Neal Heading to Phoenix?

Shaquille O’Neal is prepared for the Miami Heat to trade him, a confidant of the 14-time All-Star center told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. O’Neal’s associate, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to reveal anything publicly, indicated a move could be imminent. ‘Shaq thinks something will happen,’ the associate said.

The Miami Herald reported earlier Tuesday that the Heat are in ‘serious and ongoing’ trade negotiations with the Phoenix Suns, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said the deal could occur ‘within 48 hours.’ A Heat spokesman said the team had no comment, and several Suns officials didn’t immediately return phone calls from the AP. Click here for more from Sports Illustrated.