Shaq trade just wouldn't add up for Suns
The Phoenix Suns have the best record in the Western Conference, 1½ games ahead of their closest rival. They have the best scoring margin in the conference, and the best offensive efficiency in the NBA. They're 8-2 in their past 10 games (while outscoring opponents by nine points per game). And the Suns have a slew of home games coming up because their early schedule was so road-heavy.
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THE BIG DEAL: SHAQUILLE TO PHOENIX
It's Shaq to the Suns and the Matrix to Miami. The Heat and the Suns completed a blockbuster that nobody saw coming on Wednesday.
News• Marion, Banks introduced with little fanfare
• Shaq pledges to help Suns win elusive NBA title
• Suns acquire Shaq from Heat for Marion, Banks
• Heat-Hawks replay now confused
• LeBron shocked by deal, seeks own help
• Sources: Suns close to acquiring Shaq for Marion
Commentary• Stein: Fallout from the Shaq swap
• Stein: Five things you don't know about deal
• Sheridan: What now for the Miami Heat?
• Ford: Could Suns have done better?
• Morales: Shaq addition likely not enough for title
• Adande: Suns slow down to pack with trade
• Hollinger: What is Phoenix thinking!?!?
• Broussard: Parts of this deal make sense
• Jackson: Shaq will thrive on solar power
• Rose: Deal could work for both teams
• Bell: Shaq's injury issues will linger
• Loucks: Acquiring superstars in their twilight
• Neel: A letter to Shaq
TrueHoop• Thursday First Cup on Shaq deal
• Can Shaq still play?
• First Cup Wednesday: Shaq-Matrix Edition
• Your thoughts on proposed Shaq deal
Podcasts• Page 2's Burning Questions for Grant Hill
• Chad Ford and Marc Stein discuss the deal
• Mike D'Antoni on how Shaq fits in
• Jeff Van Gundy: What Shaq brings to the table
• Tim Legler: How will Shaq mesh with Suns?
• Bucher: Desperate move by Suns?
Rumor Central• The latest Shaq talk
Trade Machine• Create your own Shaq deal
SportsNation• Vote: Your take on the deal
Fantasy• Karabell: 25 centers to keep over Shaq
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