Tuesday , Feb , 12 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Shaquille O’Neal Will Lead Phoenix to the NBA Promised Land


‘I can’t see where he’s hurt,’ Amaré Stoudemire said after an hour of practice on the first team with O’Neal.A hip injury had sidelined O’Neal for all but four games in the past six weeks, but nobody could tell Monday. It clearly was an upbeat start to practice, but when O’Neal will make his Suns debut is unclear. O’Neal and the staff will come up with a plan after today’s practice, a better test because he could be tired after Monday’s practice and Sunday’s workout.

The game possibilities include Wednesday at Golden State, at home Thursday against Dallas or the first game after All-Star break – at home Feb. 20 vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. Other possibilities include working him in slowly or waiting until he is ready to play a full game. Click here for more from the Arizona Republic.