HoopsHype Sean Marks rumors
League sources tell CBSSports.com that the Portland Trail Blazers will sign free agent center Sean Marks to replace center Fabricio Oberto, who retired this week due to a re-occurring heart condition. CBSSports.com
Marks was was one of five players invited to a Friday workout at the team's practice facility, and he beat out Earl Barron, Eric Boateng, Dwayne Jones and former Blazer Shavlik Randolph to take the team's only open roster spot. The Blazers are said to favor Marks for his combination of experience and ability to defend the center position. CBSSports.com
League sources tell CBSSports.com's Ken Berger that Marks will receive a non-guaranteed veteran's minimum contract. CBSSports.com
Sources tell CBSSports.com's Ben Golliver that the Blazers will work out Earl Barron, Dwayne Jones, Sean Marks and Shavlik Randolph. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com also confirms these names. The Blazers could also work out other players as well. The Portland Tribune reports Eric Boateng also will get a look. CBSSports.com
Adam Morrison's time with the Wiz is over. His agent just confirmed that the former No. 3 pick was released today. Sean Marks is also done. He never had a chance to show anything with a pulled hamstring keeping Tim Duncan's "former practice dummy" limited Washington Post
Veteran big man Sean Marks has accepted an invitation to try out for the Wizards, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. Marks, a 6-foot-10 center from New Zealand, has career averages of 3.0 points and 2.3 in a 10-year career in Toronto, Miami, San Antonio, Phoenix and New Orleans, where the 35-year-old spent the past two seasons. Washington Post
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