Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that the Heat and Lakers are talking deal. Since the Heat appear willing to include Butler or a 1st rounder in the Odom/Grant proposal, it sounds like the deal is near.
Shaq in the East? That could shake things up. The Heat roster becomes Shaq, Eddie Jones, Dwyane Wade, and not much else. Is that a Championship contender? Maybe not, but they'll make some real noise. Wade made "the leap" in just his first year, Jones is a solid vet, and Shaq is Shaq. If they add another impact player, they could be right there at the end.