HoopsHype Shawn Marion rumors

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Shawn Marion is still a Maverick … at least for now. The deadline passed without Marion exercising the early termination option in his contract, according to a source, meaning the Mavericks need to create an additional $2.73 million of space under the salary cap to be able to sign Dwight Howard to a max contract. Marion is due to make $9.32 million in 2013-14, the final season of his five-year contract. A best-case scenario for the Mavs would have been Marion, whose agent Dan Fegan also represents Howard, opting out of his contract and returning to the Mavs on a multi-year deal with a lower annual salary. However, NBA rules expressly forbid negotiating that type of deal before the player officially becomes a free agent, as the league office recently reminded the Mavs. ESPN.com

June 29, 2013 Updates

Chris Mannix: Not surprisingly, Mavs Shawn Marion will not opt out of his contract, per league source. Marion due $9.3 million next season. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

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According to a report in SheridanHoops.com, the Cavaliers have been discussing a trade with the Mavericks that would send Shawn Marion to Cleveland, while the Cavaliers would also swap their No. 19 pick for Dallas' No. 13 pick. Not so, said an NBA source with knowledge of the trade talks. At least for now, Marion has not been a part of the discussion. All that could change in the next few days leading up to the draft, of course, according to the source. Cleveland Plain Dealer

June 21, 2013 Updates

Cuban is adamant, however, that the rumors about the Mavs being willing to part with the pick for minimal return if a team takes Shawn Marion’s $9.32 million salary off their hands are inaccurate. Cuban insists that the Mavs have not had any talks with teams about trading Marion. “Not a single discussion,” Cuban said via email to ESPNDallas.com. ESPN.com

June 17, 2013 Updates

“In essence, you get to come in and, it’s you and we have room for two more max free agents (next year),” Mavs owner Mark Cuban said during a Monday appearance on KTCK-AM. “That’s why when I talked about a two-year plan, that’s the concept there. So part of our sales pitch is, look, we’re not going to try to fool you and say that you and Dirk (Nowitzki) and Shawn Marion and Vince (Carter) and fill are basically a championship team. Maybe we get on a run, maybe we’re pretty good. But the reality is you’re going to work with us and Dirk to get out there and pick your team.” ESPN.com

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