The Diesel Heads West

SECAUCUS, N.J., Feb. 6, 2008 -- If the Western Conference wasn't interesting enough, the Big Diesel is coming back. The Suns have acquired Shaquille O'Neal from the Heat in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks.
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WHAT THE SUNS HAD TO SAY Official Press Release
The Phoenix Suns today acquired four-time NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal from the Miami Heat in exchange for forward Shawn Marion and guard Marcus Banks, pending completion of physical examinations by both teams.

“We’re thrilled to add a player and person of Shaquille’s quality to our roster,” President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr said. “We believe this addition strengthens our team. We thank Shawn and Marcus for their contributions to our team. Shawn in particular has been a tremendous player for this organization the past eight-and-a-half years and his impact both on and off the court in Phoenix will not be forgotten.”
While watching Mike and Mike on ESPN this morning, the Suns head coach stated that Shaq may not be "the man" in Phoenix but that he may be a huge factor off the bench. With Shaq getting older and worn down, i wonder if he will accept his role there among the other younger players. Then again, he would be a huge force coupled w/ Stoudemire and Nash out on the perimeter.