HoopsHype Shawn Marion rumors

April 10, 2013 Updates

But Marion has no idea where free agency will take him beyond 2014, or if he’ll retire then. “If I feel like I want to go play some more and I think I’ve got the opportunities to go and help somebody and compete for a contender, anything is possible,” Marion said. “You’ve got to be optimistic right now and be looking at the future. “When you play as many years as we’ve played — especially the vets — and you’ve got 13, 14 and 15 years in the league, you don’t have much left in the tank. So you’ve got to look at what you want to do and how you want to leave your legacy, how you want to go out and what terms you want.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

With their playoff chances faint, the Mavericks (38-39) play the Phoenix Suns (23-54) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at American Airlines Center. Meanwhile, Marion is pondering a future in basketball that is winding to a close. “I can’t play basketball forever,” said Marion, who averages a team-high 7.8 rebounds per game. “I’ve got to have a little life. It’s been a great run so far and when it comes at an end, it’s going to come to an end sooner than later.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Mavericks forward Shawn Marion declared himself ready to return after missing the last eight games due to a strained left calf. Marion, who participated in the Mavs' practice Thursday, will play in Friday night's home game against the Boston Celtics. "It's feeling a lot better," Marion said. "I still feel a little bit [of soreness], but it's not enough to hold me back. I'm able to do a little bit more things and put some pressure on it." ESPN.com

March 16, 2013 Updates

There is no definite timetable for Marion's return. He will not play tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers and is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, coach Rick Carlisle said. Marion, the Mavs' most versatile player and leading rebounder, missed the last four games with what the Mavs originally believed was a calf contusion. The calf did not getting any better during the Mavs' road trip, prompting Marion to get re-evaluated. ESPN.com

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Marion has missed the previous three games because of a bruised left calf suffered during the Mavs' March 6 win over the Houston Rockets. The Mavs had considered Marion to be day to day, but the calf has not been recovering as well as anticipated. "It isn't getting any better," said Marion, who is not expected to be available for Friday night's home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. "It's still the same. It's still painful right now." ESPN.com

February 13, 2013 Updates

Dallas GM Donnie Nelson insisted the Mavericks aren’t looking to make a deal, but league sources say differently. Not that Nelson is taking a gung-ho approach to the deadline. But he is secretly seeing what he might be able to accumulate via veteran forward Shawn Marion, according to sources. FOXSports Ohio

February 12, 2013 Updates

Shawn Marion declared last week that he would refuse to report if the Dallas Mavericks traded him to a, um, stinky situation. That's certainly the versatile veteran forward's right, but reasonable minds might wonder what exactly there is to like about the Mavs' situation at the moment. "Man, I'm done talking about that," Marion said after the Mavs' 105-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at the American Airlines Center. "I don't even want to talk about it no more, really. It doesn't even matter. I'm here. I ain't going nowhere." ESPN.com

February 11, 2013 Updates

This past Saturday, Donnie Nelson assured three members of the media that the Dallas Mavericks will not make any trades by the Feb. 21 trading deadline unless it's an "over the top'' deal. After this morning's shoot around at American Airlines Center, coach Rick Carlisle joined in on the party. "If you're asking me if we're going to trade anybody, I don't think we're going to,'' Carlisle said. "That's my opinion. "I don't think we're going to trade (Shawn) Marion, I don't think we're going to trade Vince (Carter), I don't think we're going to trade anybody. That's my opinion.'' Fort Worth Star-Telegram

You can certainly understand why Marion said what he said, undoubtedly hoping to dissuade potential suitors from even inquiring about him, but the fact he can still produce like that doesn’t exactly make him undesirable. The trade deadline is Feb. 21. And what will likely keep Marion in Dallas, as much as anything, is the option year in his contract next season valued at $9.3 million. Marion will be exercising that option at season’s end no matter how Dallas’ attempt to sneak into the eighth spot in the West turns out. If Marion’s deal was expiring at season’s end, rest assured you’d be hearing trade speculation about him daily, given that the Mavericks are forced to at least consider the possibility of moving out veterans such as Marion and Vince Carter for down-the-road assets such as draft picks when they’re so far out of title contention. ESPN.com

February 8, 2013 Updates

Trade rumors won’t rattle Shawn Marion. The 14-year veteran, who has played for four teams, figures it’s just part of the business. Besides, Marion claims that he’d simply refuse to report if the Mavericks trade him to a bad team. “If I’m going to get traded, they’re going to tell me what’s going on and where I’m going,” Marion said. “Because if I’m going to a (expletive) situation, I’m not going. It’s just that simple. ESPN.com

“At this time, I’m too old to be trying to go through and be a, you know what I’m saying, not have a chance to do anything. I’m at a point where I want to be playing for something right now.” Marion didn’t have an angry tone when he delivered this message. He was just very matter of fact about it, insisting that he isn’t going to any other team that doesn’t have a chance to contend for a title. “That’s the only way I’m going, yeah,” Marion said. “Yeah, that’s it. That’s the only possibility that could come out of that. Other than that, it ain’t happening.” ESPN.com

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After the game, a frustrated Marion said: "It's hard to beat anybody when you're playing five on eight." Of the fine on Marion, Cuban said: "I thought that was ridiculous by the NBA to fine him like that and I let them know. You hear guys making comments like that ever so often, and I don't recall they're always fining for that type of statement. "And Shawn's not somebody who gets fined all the time. He usually lets me do it for him, so I was really surprised." Fort Worth Star-Telegram

January 20, 2013 Updates

The NBA fined Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion $25,000 for criticizing the league’s officiating after the team lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, the league announced Saturday. Marion commented about the foul calls after the Mavericks lost 117-114 in overtime to the Thunder on Friday night. Thunder forward Kevin Durant scored a career-high 52 points and went to the free-throw line 21 times in the victory. Durant hit all 21 of his attempts. SI.com

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