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

Many Teams Interested in Shaquille O’Neal

The other source said he was aware the Heat contacted Phoenix. But he couldn’t confirm a published report that Miami is close to sending O’Neal, a 14-time All-Star, to the Suns in exchange for All-Star forward Shawn Marion and point guard Marcus Banks. The Heat had no comment on the report. A telephone message left for Perry Rogers, O’Neal’s Las Vegas-based agent, wasn’t returned. O’Neal wasn’t available for comment after Tuesday’s practice. Coach Pat Riley said O’Neal was scheduled to have an MRI on his hip. O’Neal has been diagnosed with bursitis in his hip. That injury has caused him to miss 14 games, including the past six. Click here for more from the Palm Beach Post.