HoopsHype Shawn Marion rumors

January 7, 2014 Updates

The NBA warned New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith about the shoelace stunt he pulled on Dallas' Shawn Marion on Sunday, a league source confirmed Tuesday. Smith untied Marion's shoelaces during the second quarter of the Knicks' 92-80 win over the Mavericks. The NBA issued a warning, which was first reported by the Bergen Record and the New York Post. ESPN.com

The shoelace stunt happened as Marion and Smith were lined up next to one another on the free throw line with the Knicks up 48-33 and 2:08 left in the second quarter. "He was just playing," Marion said, laughing. "I think he just wanted to have some fun. That's all it was. It was just some joyful play. ... They made it a bigger deal than what it was. He was just playing. That's all." Marion could be seen trying to tie his left shoe after a made basket on the other end of the court before finally being able to tie his shoe when play stopped with a foul. "I've never seen it done in an NBA game, put it that way, in all the years I've been around," Woodson said. ESPN.com

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Rod Thorn, NBA President, Basketball Operations, issued the following statement today regarding a missed foul call late in the fourth quarter of the Dallas Mavericks’ 100-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Dec. 30, at Target Center: “Through postgame video review, we have determined that Minnesota’s Kevin Love was fouled on the right arm by Dallas’ Shawn Marion while attempting a two-point field goal. Love should have been awarded two free throws with one second left on the clock.” To view the play, click on the following link: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2013/12/31/bballops-dal-at-min-eog-.nba/index.html NBA.com

After Jose Calderon’s foul on Rubio led to a reset with 3.0 seconds on the clock, the defensive burden was fittingly placed on Marion’s broad shoulders. The versatile forward would answer the call, forcing a miss by Love in the final seconds to secure the win. “Listen, it was only fitting that he made that play. It was a great job,” Carlisle said of Marion’s defensive prowess in the final moments. “I just tried to make it hard for him, and I just stayed down and was ready to anticipate anything,” Marion added. “I’m all about winning games, whatever it takes. That’s all it boils down to.” Leading the way to the win with a season-high 32 points for his best scoring output as a Mav on 14-of-19 shooting and 4 of 6 from behind the arc, Marion also added six rebounds and three assists. “The last two games I think you can tell he’s confident,” Ellis said of his veteran teammate after Marion also registered a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds against Chicago. “I think he’s more tuned in of being disrespected by other teams leaving him that way, so he’s been working on his game and it’s paying off the last two games.” mavs.com

Timberwolves radio broadcaster Alan Horton absolutely unloaded on the referees during his play-by-play call of the game’s closing seconds, specifically name-checking both David Guthrie and Ed Malloy, who worked the game with Scott Twardoski. “The Timberwolves are screaming for a foul,” Horton said, as he watched replays of the final play in real time. “There was none called. Rubio off to Love — OH, THAT’S A FOUL! Love moved to his left on Marion, Shawn had his hand out, he went right across the arm of Love. That… is… unbelievable! The referees are booed as they go off the floor. BRUTAL! David Guthrie is right there, he didn’t have the guts to call it. Also… OH! ED MALLOY! 100-98. [Malloy] was sitting right there along the baseline and didn’t make the call. Marion went across the arm of Love. Any replay you look at shows that that was a foul. Ed Malloy was right there and didn’t make the call.” SI.com

November 30, 2013 Updates

"(Calderon's departure was) an impact, but that's why we're called professionals,' Marion said. "You've got to have guys waiting to come in and step up and play minutes well and come in when we need them. "This is the NBA, it's a sport, guys are going to go down with injuries every day. So the next person's got to be in line and ready to come in and step uo and play. And if you're not ready, then we've got to call on the next guy. And if he's not ready and we've got nowhere else to go, we've got to find something.'' Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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It’s unlikely any team comes calling for Marion or Carter, but a team looking to dump off a big contract or a free agent that may walk away, might look at Marion or Carter, especially if Dallas will toss in one of their young guys or a future draft pick. HoopsWorld

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