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ESPN reporting that Miami is thinking about trading Shaq

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stretch15, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Stretch15

    Stretch15 Member

    ESPN is reporting that the Miami Herald is saying the Heat are in talks with the Suns to trade Shaq for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks.

    If you're the Suns, why in the world would you do this deal?
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    They've been looking to unload Marion for a while now. What are the contract disparities between the two?
  3. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Marion makes about $15 million. Not sure how many years are left. Without Nash, he will be exposed as being a better defending Ced Ceballos.
  4. XXXX

    XXXX Member

    Still though, watching Shaq this year has been hard. He just looks like he has lost it for good. They could get better in return than Marion.
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Threadjack: Shawn Marion is the nicest basketball player I've met -- and I've met many of them in off-the-court media events.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    According to the ESPN trade machine, it is a success. Banks is making 3.6 mill, Marion is making like 16.4 mil and Shaq is making 20 mil.
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I'm sure it works financially, otherwise the rumor wouldn't even be out there. I'm just wondering about the difference in years between Shaq and Marion, otherwise this deal makes little sense for the Suns.
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    other trades that could work:

    Sheed and Lindsey Hunter for Marion. Detroit sends cash.
  9. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Cool. Maybe the Suns can change uniforms to mark the occasion.

    Desperation move, that would kill their style and make Steve Nash play like a plodder. Shaq can't run the floor anymore.
  10. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Has nobody in Phoenix seen Shaq play recently? He now runs like he's got a refrigerator strapped to his back. Phoenix would have to dramatically slow down its offense to try to make Shaq part of it, and doing that would neutralize much of what makes Nash special. Bad idea for Phoenix. Nothing to lose for Miami.
  11. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Why on earth would the Suns do this?
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Shaq did pretty well against the Spurs and Tim Duncan when he was with the Lakers. Maybe the Suns are hoping to catch some of that four-year-old fire.
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