Shaq, Suns face uncertainty after tumultuous, unsuccessful season

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns face an uncertain summer in the wake of tumultuous season that ended with them out of the playoffs for the first time in five years.

Shaquille O'Neal says he wants to stay but knows he could be traded, if anyone could be found to accept his $20 million contract for next season.

So could the team's other high-priced All-Star, Amare Stoudemire.

Steve Nash isn't going anywhere.

The 35-year-old two-time league MVP has a year left on his contract -- at more than $13 million -- and the Suns want to sign him to an extension that would allow him to end his career in Phoenix.

Suns general manager Steve Kerr downplays the trade possibilities.

O'Neal, who turned 37 in March, is coming off his best season in three or four years.

He averaged 17.8 points per game and led the league in field goal percentage at just under 61 percent.

But Shaq says he knows the Suns would listen to trade offers for him.