Seriously though, I thought this was a stupid trade at first too, but if Shaq can get reasonably healthy and fit
, this could be an excellent move for the Suns, although it will obviously slow down their style of play. But maybe that's what they should do anyways.
C: Sugar Shaq, Brian Skinner
PF: Amare Stoudamire, Boris Diaw, Sean Marks
SF: Grant Hill, Alondo Tucker, Eric Piatkowski
SG: Raja Bell, Leandro Barbosa
PG: Steve Nash, DJ Strawberry
It's not a very deep lineup, and they'll probably have to sign an extra bench player from free agency. But if Shaq and Grant are healthy for the playoffs, holy ****. That should be a title right thur. No excuses left. Nash won't be this good for much longer, it has to be within the next 2-3 seasons, including this one. Healthy Shaq = Title.
God help me, I'm actually starting to like this trade. It's worth the risks. Marion is a great player, but he isn't happy being a 3rd fiddle because he is an egotist. I say let him go be "the man" on a horrible Miami team, he would leave for Free Agency soon anyway. Shaq should be able to slim down and be a force for one or two more seasons. Plus Amare will play at PF