yes, call me crazy but think about it. The rockets are ridiculously frustrated with Yao's constant injuries especially in key moments. for all he does for them during the regular season, it all goes to naught when an injury like this happens. That said, the Rockets may want to rebuild around someone a lot less fragile (no its not shaq). The Rox are already tops defensively, so adding a big body like shaq who may have his defensive weaknesses can only help the team, especially come playoff time. And if this experiment fails? no problem as Shaq's contract expires after the end of next season, clearing for them 20 million in cap space to pursue whoever it is they want to rebuild with.
As for us Suns? Can you imagine a frontline of Yao Ming and Amare Stoudemire? Yao is an underrated defender and he's surprisingly mobile for someone his size, he will not clog the lane and he actually can shoot the ball quite well. As for his injury issues, well we have the best trainer's this side of the NBA. If we can revive Shaq and Hill (causing him to play 82 games) im sure as hell we can maintain Yao Ming. Thoughts?
Disclaimer: Obviously this isnt the best time for a trade idea, as you guys said your focused on the draft. However, trades are made this offseason and while the draft is coming, yes, we can still consider trades.