Shaq would be for the Playoffs. Bynum's an unproven playoff guy even though I love his game.
Last year when Bynum went down, my grand entrance into a different forum was proposing that the Lakers trade Kwame Brown and his expiring contract, Buzz Kill and J Crit for Shaq (there may have been more to it, but I forget). Mitch one-upped me! Look, I'd be all for Shaq returning, but he'd have to be good with it in every way and the Suns would have to take Radmanovic off our hands in the deal if they are going to get Lamar and his expiring contract. The problem arises in the playoffs because I think it would be hard to have Bynum and Shaq on the floor at the same time. They are both pure back to the basket centers, although Bynum does have that little mid-range jumper. The bigger problem will be on defense, where we would once again be high screen and rolled to death. Look what's going on with the Suns!
I say leave things be and continue to hope and pray for a speedy recovery for Drew.