Ball reportedly in Heat's court

Updated: July 10, 2004, 4:15 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Is Shaq-to-Miami closer than we think?

Sources told ESPN's Jim Gray on Friday night that if the Heat agree to trade Brian Grant, Lamar Odom and either Caron Butler or a No. 1 draft pick, then the Lakers will trade them Shaquille O'Neal. The deal's in Miami's hands now, the sources said.

In Thursday's editions, the Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise reported that the Lakers, intent on trading the disgruntled center, might make such a deal with the Heat.

The Lakers have been considering ...

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