It would be interesting to see if B. Wallace can step up to Shaq in the offensive and R.Wallace on the defensive end... still a great size difference though.
Shaq has 100 lbs on Ben and 110 lbs on Rasheed, and height on both, so I really don't see this happening. Ben has great defensive instincts, but he is just not going to be able to intimidate or block on Shaq the way he can on so many other players. And Rasheed on Shaq? With Malone, Kobe (who, remember, is a great defensive player as well as beast on the offense) *and* Shaq on D, I don't see how Detroit is going to score much.
Pistons definitely need some coherent defense [which they are famed for but seemed to stumble in the 4thQ of the Indiana game. Prince can't pull off miraculous game-saving blocks every game.
Yeah, if they had trouble with Indiana, imagine how tough it is going to be to defend the Lakers, who have a huge presence in Shaq, dribble penetration and from Kobe and Payton (if he shows up) and the passing and court controlling abilities of Malone, not to mention that guys like Derek Fisher, who can make outside shots that the leaders will create.
Hamilton : Bryant match up will be interesting as well [although I would use Prince to guard Kobe on the defensive...
Yes, it will be interesting, but I think that Hamilton is going to find himself playing in a whole other universe than the one he is used to. We'll see.