HoopsHype Shawn Marion rumors

August 17, 2014 Updates
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The Indiana Pacers have jumped into the race for Shawn Marion's signature -- competing with LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers -- by hosting Marion on a visit to Indianapolis, ESPN.com has learned. Marion met face-to-face with Pacers president Larry Bird Monday, according to sources close to the situation, after Bird urged the free-agent defensive specialist and former All-Star to come to town to consider signing with Indiana in the wake of the devastating compound leg fracture suffered by Pacers star Paul George. ESPN.com

Sources say that Marion, meanwhile, has maintained for weeks that he hopes to wind up with a championship contender if he leaves the Dallas Mavericks in free agency, so it remains to be seen whether Indiana's financial advantages can trump the promise of championship contention playing alongside James in Cleveland. ESPN.com

August 9, 2014 Updates

Both, in the meantime, continue to pursue other moves to fortify their post-trade rosters. As ESPN.com reported last month, Minnesota has already begun pursuing a trade for Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young to replace Love. Sources say the Cavs, meanwhile, are already touting Love's arrival as a lure in hopes of closing free-agent deals with Shawn Marion and Ray Allen. ESPN.com

August 7, 2014 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: As @daldridgetnt reports, Pacers applying for Disabled Players Exception of $5.3M for George injury. Indy could offer Marion more than Cavs. Twitter

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