Blockbuster moves look great ... on paper

Updated: October 26, 2004, 4:11 PM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
With huge offseason moves come great expectations.

The Lakers chose Kobe Bryant over the most dominant player in the league over the past decade, Shaquille O'Neal.

The Heat traded away three starters, including two young, up-and-coming stars who had led them to an improbable playoff berth, in return for Shaq. But can one player, no matter how great he is, really make up for the loss of three?

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer