This is it for cleveland. If they cant win next year, they wont. I am not sure what Phoenix is looking at with this trade. Ben Wallace is close to retiring, if not already. Maybe it was just to get shaq's contract off the books so they can resign Amare.
The Suns have a lot of financial problems. Trading Shaq, and getting Wallace's expiring contract after the season, and another player they could buy out saves lots of cash. I heard some guy on ESPN say last night they may even trade Amare to save more money, and plus he's a UFA so instead of watching him walk next summer they could get something for him.
Steve Kerr really blew that team up. They were less then a minute away from the finals only 2 years ago.