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The best seasons after a trade

Look how these NBA stars performed the year after they were traded -- and Shaq could shoot to the top of this list.

Originally Published: November 8, 2004
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

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It appears that Shaq, even in his hobbled state, might prove the prognosticators right, and lift Miami from mediocrity to title contention. The Heat did give up Lamar Odom, Brian Grant and Caron Butler to get Mr. Slim Fast, but if he has a great season -- and he will, barring more serious injury -- he'll move right into the top five of this list.

We'd put him there now, but, you know, we've got to see what ...

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