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Shaq trade to Suns, win, win, win

by james on February 7th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Shaq vies for another ring

The story will be written from here on out. The Shaq trade has implications for both conferences. The fallout can be seen everywhere. Can it be coincidence that the yesterday’s trade news for Pau Gasol to Kobe’s Lakers lost to the Hawks? You may have to read that twice. Shaq brings his presence and salary cap to Phoenix and new GM Steve Kerr. If Shaq is a bust then Kerr will again be a brilliant TV announcer. Kerr had a valid concern. The center-less Suns would never get out of the West.

The Suns have the best record in the West (34-14) but have not played up to their own expectations. Their interior defense is among the NBA’s worst. Kerr apparently felt that without a large presence inside, Phoenix could not combat the big men, such as Andrew Bynum and Tim Duncan, in the playoffs. source

If Shaq wants another ring, then Steve Nash can finish his career with a smile on his face.

Miami Heat

Meanwhile in Miami, the Heat can instantly rebuild. The Matrix is a free agent, but he definitely wanted out of Phoenix.

Marion, weary of being third fiddle to Nash and Stoudemire, asked to be traded before the season began. He didn’t get his wish and, although he refused to talk publicly about it, remained unhappy with his role. source

Miami will have bundles of money and Riley will feature Shawn Marion with Dwyane Wade.

“This whole thing right now, from a standpoint of how I look at it, we have Dwyane and Shawn and it reminds me a little of the beginning of Jordan and Pippen. The numbers are the same for Marion – he doesn’t need the ball, he does so many things from that standpoint that he’ll mesh very well with Dwyane. source

Miami will also have a couple of other contracts expiring, the cap relief from losing Shaq’s contract, and possibly the number one pick in the draft. Can you say instant rebuild? This trade looks like a winner all around, but then the end of the story has not yet been told! NBA Basketball Fan Question What do you make of the Shaq trade? As always, any NBA Basketball related comments are welcome. More blogs about basketball. Technorati Blog Finder

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POSTED IN: Amare Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA Championship, NBA Playoffs, NBA Trades, Phoenix Suns, Shaq, Shawn Marion, Steve Nash

2 opinions for Shaq trade to Suns, win, win, win

  • bb community
    Feb 11, 2008 at 1:05 am

    hmmm…if i was kerr, i’ll trade in andrea kirilenko, corey magette now. yes, NOW! This is the year for Nash to get another MVP (final MVP), hoorah~

  • james
    Feb 11, 2008 at 3:13 am

    There is like a salary cap, isn’t there? Shaq must of gotten most of it, didn’t he?

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