One year ago yesterday, the Phoenix Suns traded for Shaquille O'Neal. Today, Marc Stein of ESPN.com is reporting that the Suns are possibly looking to trade Shaq and one-time future cornerstone Amare Stoudemire.
When the Shaq trade went down one year ago, many people struggled to make sense of it, including Mr. Emeritus himself. Adding a slow, old behemoth like Shaq to a team built for speed seemed like a dumb idea at the time, and a year later that seems to still be the case. The Suns lost in the first round of the playoffs last year and are currently mired in ninth place in the Western Conference. Shaq is also making, like, a billion dollars per year or something (actual retail price: $20,000,000).