How comfortable are you with Shaquille O'Neal as the starter? I mean…. are you really comfortable with that? Do you feel GOOD about him being the guy?
If you do. If you honestly do… then you love this trade. Because the C's are putting a lot of faith in Shaq being there for this team when it matters.
“We need to get Shaq healthy. Shaq will be healthy. But if Shaq plays great, then this deal was obviously really, really good for us,” Rivers said. “And that’s on Shaq. Getting Shaq in great shape, getting him ready, getting him healthy is really going to be important for us in the playoffs.”
Earlier this year, the C's looked great with Shaquille as the starter. They were steamrolling. People were talking about Shaq being the starter no matter what… healthy Perk or no.
Now he's been hurt. If you believe the C's (and I know a lot of you don't when it comes to medical stuff), they're just making sure he's fully healed before throwing him back out there. He's 38, and they need him in April, May & June…. not January, February and March.
So how do you feel? Do you think that can happen? Because if you do, then this trade is a beauty. If you don't, then you're still pretty pissed.
It's really all on Shaq now. That's what it boils down to.