HoopsHype Shawn Marion rumors

June 5, 2014 Updates

Marion, 36, appears to have some fuel left in the tank after averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 76 starts for the Mavericks last season. "I want to play a couple more years," he said, adding that his preference is to re-sign with Dallas, but he's open to other locales. "My ultimate goal is to win another championship, so it's wherever I feel is the best chance to win another championship." Regardless of where he lands, the Valley will always be special in Marion's heart. "I definitely love Phoenix, I have a place there and I've got a lot of friends there still," he said. "I watched the city grow. I was a part of the city when it was growing and maturing. It was a great run." Arizona's Sports Page

May 14, 2014 Updates

Still, Marion says money will not be his motivating factor as he listens to potential suitors, pursuing a second title to further cement his legacy. “I’ve actually never really experienced free agency,” a modest Marion said. “You know, after your 15th year in the league it’s a weird feeling. But, you know, I’m not even thinking about that. When July 1 comes I’ll just look at my options and see which one is best suited for me to add to my legacy. “You know, it’s not about money right now. I’ve made a lot of money in my career and I’ve been truly blessed. You know, I take none of this for granted, and I think I’ve just got to weigh my options. I think when it’s all said and done, of course, I think we’re close here and not too far. But I think we’ve got a lot of guys here that are free agents again, so it’s going to be interesting. We’re going to see what’s out there and what’s available, and I’ve just got to weigh it out. I’m going to put it in God’s hands.” mavs.com

May 5, 2014 Updates
May 2, 2014 Updates

From Mark Cuban on down, Marion is held in extremely high esteem by the Mavs. There is mutual interest in re-signing Marion, who turns 36 next week. But he’d have to take a significant pay cut from his $9.3 million salary to stay in Dallas as the Mavs attempt to rebuild a championship roster around Dirk Nowitzki, the only other player remaining from the 2011 title roster. ESPN.com

Marion is likely to receive interest from other contenders, such as potentially the Miami Heat, who are expected to be in the market for a versatile, defensive-minded forward with championship credentials to replace the retiring Shane Battier. ESPN.com

April 28, 2014 Updates
April 24, 2014 Updates

This will be one of the most memorable nights of Shawn Marion's life. His massive contributions to the Dallas Mavericks' first playoff win since they popped champagne bottles in Miami a few years ago were a mere footnote. Marion wasn't available to the media after the Mavs evened the series with a 113-92 rout of the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, but he had a really good reason for bolting out of the AT&T Center visitor's locker room after the win. He rushed to the airport to hop on a private jet to get to his hometown of Chicago for the birth of his first child, a source confirmed to ESPNDallas.com with the approval of the proud new father. ESPN.com

April 20, 2014 Updates

Forward Shawn Marion believes it’s foolish for a team to bring its offense to a crawl in the playoffs when running the ball during the regular season is what put them in the playoffs. “A lot of stuff doesn’t change, but for the most part if you’re able to run you’ve got to explore that option,” Marion said. “Think about all the teams that won it lately in the last three or four years, most of the stuff they were doing in the regular season they continued to do the same thing in the playoffs. “It’s just that some series are going to be more of a drag-out, bang-out than others. But, if your biggest strength is pushing the tempo of the game, you’re going to continue to push the tempo of the game. You’re not going to slow down just because it’s the postseason.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

April 13, 2014 Updates

On a lighter note, Dallas had a timeout video with a commercial spoof for a "Matrix Training System." It was a contraption that went over a person's head and upper body to put the shooting arm in the awkward release position that Shawn Marion uses. It even came with a shooting glove designed with how Marion's left pinky finger is dislocated out. Marion was sensitive about his unique shot throughout his career so it was good to see Marion participate in the bit. Arizona Republic

March 30, 2014 Updates
March 28, 2014 Updates

In a completely unprecedented development, Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes got in a shoving match on the court. Barnes and Shawn Marion got into it after Chris Paul shoved Marion, leading to an extended scuffle involving players from both teams. For The Win

February 20, 2014 Updates
February 18, 2014 Updates

Alex Kennedy: Earlier, I tweeted that the Mavs are kicking the tires. I'm told that Dallas has been gauging interest in Shawn Marion and Shane Larkin. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

February 4, 2014 Updates

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