No one really wants to talk about it, but the Miami Heat's main issue is the decline of center Shaquille O’Neal with three years left on his contract at $20 million per season.
Despite O’Neal’s presence and reputation, he’ll turn 36 next season. Frankly, it’s difficult to see many teams that would even take a chance on him.
And then there are the Dallas Mavericks, which is where Shaq wanted to go when he was breaking up with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban said they are not panicking, but time will tell. Miami needs a major overhaul. Would Dallas take a last shot with Shaq? Maybe for Erick Dampier, Devin Harris and a sign-and-trade with Jerry Stackhouse?