It's official. Shaq is here. I can't even tell you how excited we are to have "The Diesel" join this team. I heard the rumors but didn't really know if they were true until our morning shoot-around was cancelled. As I was pulling into the arena I got the news confirming the trade. As soon as I walked into the locker room that day I could feel something different. There was a different type of energy already and it was such a crazy feeling.....so many emotions. Trades are part of the business. And even though I was sad to see Shawn and Marcus go, I was so excited to have a true center finally join our team. Man that guy is big! He gave me a pat on the back and almost knocked the wind out of me. He is such a funny guy I think he will bring a lot more than just size and talent to this team. His sense of humor and experience will be just as valuable. I'm not sure when he'll actually get to play but we are really looking forward to what is to come. I wish Shawn and Marcus all the best and they will DEFINITELY be missed here that is for sure. Although we ended up losing a heartbreaking game that night it was so cool to feel the new energy in the building. The crowd was louder and crazier than normal. Well I gotta start getting ready for the game tonight. Hopefully we won't have any overtimes tonight! Seattle tonight and Washington Sunday. Welcome, Shaq!