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Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports Dallas Mavericks veteran forward Shawn Marion could be into the last season of his career, and the 34-year-old hopes to make the most of it with the Dallas Mavericks. However, Marion has been involved in trade talks lately, and he’s not exactly happy with them, especially if he goes 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,” the 14-year veteran said, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com. “Because if I’m going to a (expletive) situation, I’m not going. It’s just that simple. “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 says he will refuse to play if he’s traded to a team that can’t 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.” Marion, jokingly, even hinted at retirement if he was traded to a lottery-bound franchise. “Maybe,” he said, laughing. “Anything is possible.” I honestly don’t think Marion should be complaining, though. He’s already on a team that doesn’t have a chance at making the playoffs, with the Mavericks having a record of 21-28. He’s already getting paid a ton for his age, so it shouldn’t matter what team he plays for. Heck, if I was getting paid that much, I wouldn’t mind playing even on the New Orleans Pelicans. Marion’s final year of his contract will be next season, where he will make $9.3 million. It also includes a 15-percent trade kicker, which would bring his salary up to double-digits.
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At least Mavericks’ forward Shawn Marion is not shy about his intentions of not reporting to a garbage team if traded. The 14-year veteran is averaging a near-career low 11.2 points per game for Dallas, currently sitting at 21-28 and a full five games out of the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference,.
If those sub-.500 Mavs decide to deal Marion, who is set to make $9...
With the Dallas Mavericks struggling, trade talks have been swirling around veteran forward Shawn Marion. People suspect that he could be a solid trade chip, given his experience and extreme versatility.
However, if you ask him, he won’t go to a team that isn’t a competitor. Via ESPN:
“If I’m going to get traded, they’re going to tell me what’s going...
via Dallas Morning News:
Shawn Marion knows the nature of the beast. By that I mean that he is well aware that the struggling Dallas Mavericks could trade him by the February 21 deadline, but he’s got a warning for them and whoever may acquire him:
Dallas Morning News:
“The thing is, right now, you come into a position like I am, this is my 14th season,’ Marion, 34, said...
Thirteen-year veteran Shawn Marion insists that if he was traded to a team that doesn’t have a chance at contending for a title, he would simply not go. At this point in his career, the 4-year Maverick who won a championship with Dallas in 2011, wants to be “playing for something”.
According to Tim MacMahon, ESPN Dallas:
“If I’m going to get traded, they’re going to tell...
DALLAS (AP) -- Shawn Marion scored a season-high 26 points, O.J. Mayo added 19 and the Dallas Mavericks handed the Golden State Warriors their fourth straight loss, 116-91 on Saturday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 15 points and Darren Collison keyed a first-quarter run for Dallas, which beat Golden State for the first time this season after dropping their first two meetings to the...
Don’t listen to anything that Marion says, the #1 reason why he will report?
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“If I’m going to get traded, they’re going to tell me what’s going on and where I’m going,” the 14-year veteran said. “Because if I’m going to a (expletive) situation, I’m not going. It’s just that simple.
“At this time, I’m...
Shawn Marion scored a season-high 26 points, O.J. Mayo added 19 and the Dallas Mavericks handed the Golden State Warriors their fourth straight loss, 116-91, Saturday night.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 15 points and Darren Collison led a first-quarter run for Dallas, which beat Golden State for the first time this season after dropping their first two meetings to the Warriors by a combined...
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So here's a fairly fascinating story out of Dallas. Mavericks' small forward and all-around useful piece Shawn Marion, one of the very few people still on this team that have a championship ring from not very long ago, has told the team that he could refuse to report to a team that trades for them, if the team in question is, well, bad.Now,...
Shawn Marion has one-year remaining on his current deal.
Watching Eric Maynor versus the Dallas Mavericks this past Monday, Maynor loafed up the court without a care in the world. It looked as if the fourth year player from Virginia Commonwealth University had given up. It showed a couple of plays later, as he came up the court waiving his arms. He was WIDE [...]