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By Josh Greene, Suns.com Posted: Sept. 17, 2003 “The Matrix Reloaded!” If Suns President Bryan Colangelo’s gleeful reaction to watching Shawn Marion’s first informal workout on Tuesday was any indication, the team is expecting their All-Star forward to pick right up where he left off last season. 2002-03 was a banner year for Marion. He finished the year as the only NBA player to be ranked in the top 20 in points (17th, 21.2) and top 10 in rebounds (8th, 9.5) and steals (3rd, 2.28). He also scored eight points, pulled down seven rebounds, had four assists and three steals in his first All-Star Game. “Shawn’s great, man,” said veteran center Scott Williams. “He brings a lot of energy to the game. His athleticism, to be able to fly up and down on the wing and finish above the rim, it’s exciting to be out on the court with him.”
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