Shaq goes from worst in east to best in west
- 02-08-2008, 09:28 PM
- 02-08-2008, 09:32 PM
Its good on paper.
But Shaq's legs will take a beating going up and down on the court based on the Suns offense.
02-09-2008, 06:05 AM
What a DUMB trade if you ask me. Shaq is old and always injured. He's slow as hell and would never work in a fast break offense.
Meanwhile Marion is great for the Suns offense and still young...makes no sense to me. Whose Miami's center now?? Alonzo Mourning is retired/injured.
02-09-2008, 07:36 AM
It will be exciting to see how Nash and the diesel can complement each other.
~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!
02-09-2008, 10:03 AM
02-09-2008, 10:13 AM
02-09-2008, 01:05 PM
If he doesnt work hard and treat it like a walk in the park then the suns are screwed for many years
02-09-2008, 01:09 PM
02-09-2008, 03:25 PM
02-09-2008, 07:46 PM
02-09-2008, 07:50 PM
If anybody can get the best out of the diesel's old body, it's them. Combine that with a point gaurd that can make ANYBODY better and you got some good potential.
~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!
02-12-2008, 02:20 AM
Maybe this will re-energize Shaq ? He will need to get in much better shape ASAP because that offense plays on fifth gear all the time. I think this move was planned as a counter for Tim Duncan and a response to the Lakers' acquisition of Pau Gasol. The Matrix did want out of Phoenix and they figured they might as well get something for him. This might not be such a bad move if Shaq decides to get in shape and can be 75% of what he used to be with the Lakers.
02-12-2008, 02:45 AM
uummmm I think shaq needs HGH and he'll become a new man and be beneficial to the Suns otherwise i doubt it(if he has or is on hgh and he plays the way he does he needs to retire)
02-12-2008, 09:22 AM
The Suns don't need Shaq to be anything more than 60% of his old self. They have basically been playing without a true center for a long time now. A 60% Shaq allows them to play half-court effectively and gives them a serious inside scoring threat freeing up Nash at the point and Amare at the power forward position.
If you haven't noticed the Suns running style was fairly limited this year and they did resort to playing half-court...often poorly and sometimes this style was imposed on them by their opponent (ex. San Antonio). With Shaq they now have what San Antonio has...the ability to change up their style of play at any given point in time and make the other team adjust to them.
Plus the Suns are prety damn good w/o Marion and w/o Shaq...so how many minutes does Shaq need to give them? 25 minutes a night? Maybe only 20 minutes timed so he is in the game while Nash is resting.
Anyway...I think Marion was a downer in the locker room. Shaq has definitely imporved the overall mood of the players and they are playing inspired ball. Amare was player of the week this week.
So all in all I think the Suns will be better for having made the trade.
02-12-2008, 11:40 AM
I guess the suns were not satisfied with a guy who out rebounds shaq, can guard 3 positions, run the break, and hit open 3's. I guess they also were not happy with 2 consecutive 60 win seasons in the west. This is a horrid trade for a desperate suns team. Shaq cant run, has not been in shape for years, is always hurt, and has never been a defensive presence. Just wait until he starts complaining hes not getting enough touches in the post. The suns were one of the few teams going against the grain and running and gunning, all shaq does is slow them down in IMO.
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