The Suns are apprently trading for Shaq. This has to be one of the craziest trades in the history of sports. Shaq is old, hurt, and even previous to being old and hurt a poor fit for what the Suns do. The explanation given by Chris Broussard at espn.com is:
First, the Suns don't think they can win it all as currently constructed. Their lack of big, physical players scares the daylights out of them when they look at a Lakers frontline that features Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom (not to mention Ronny Turiaf).
So in a way the terrible trade the Grizzlies made (giving Gasol to the Lakers) is going to beget a terrible trade for the Suns. The Lakers meanwhile managed to take advantage of one team, and panic a rival into doing something stupid. I was really close to no longer despising the Lakers before all this.
The best comment I have read so far on the subject comes from espn.com writer John Hollinger:
In short, this deal feels like one of these movie scenes where the lead character has a plan and says, "It's crazy ... but it just might work!"
I'm not sure about the working part, but it's definitely crazy. I'm praying this trade doesn't really happen, because the Suns have been too entertaining for too long to screw up their title chances like this.