I ran Shaq in place of big Z though ESPN's trade machine weeks ago when West was hurt. I ran it as Shaq and Hickson for Troy and TJ Ford though.
But I don't think we would do a deal with Shaq included. One, I don't think he would come here. Like Adam said, he would just set out the rest of the year. Or, he would develop an injury and just not play and collect his money.
I think what would happen if we were just going to go for an expiring and Cleveland's first is Cleveland would just sign Wally Szczerbiak and trade him and their first to us for just Troy. They would probably throw Leon Powe in because they would have to cut somebody anyway, and we would be short of power forwards.
The more I think about it the more I think that's what would happen because Cleveland wouldn't want to be without both Z and Shaq for a month.
Plus if Cleveland gets to the finals against the Lakers it would be better to have both Z and Shaq in case one got hurt before hand.
I don't know if we would do a trade for Cleveland's first though. The last few picks in the first round aren't as valuble as the first picks in the 2nd round because all first round picks are guarenteed a certain salary while 2nd round picks aren't. If we did it, it would probably mostly just be a salary dump to get under the tax.