Much longer article, but I just highlighted what pertains to us. If we could shed the salaries of both Murphy and Dunleavy, get Shaq to fill some seats the rest of the season and their 1st (regardless of it's worth or lack of worth), I say we take that deal over the Murphy for Z + Hickson....Even if the Cavs get Stoudmire, they might attempt do a secondary trade to obtain Jamison or Murphy to fill the need for a 4 who could stretch the floor with his shooting.
Given that the Cavs have concerns about well Stoudemire and Shaquille O’Neal would fit together, the team would consider moving Shaq if it acquired Amare. For instance, the Cavs could swap O’Neal and their first-round pick to Washington for Jamison and Mike Miller. They could send the same package to Indiana in a deal for Murphy and Mike Dunleavy...