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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 $9.3 million next season, he has said he is not interested in playing for a poor club.
“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.”
It is unlikely the former Runnin’ Rebel has more than a few productive years left in the tank, therefore understandably wants another NBA title. While the honesty and bluntness is always refreshing, this public display of selfishness is a foolish way to get what he wants.
“At this time, I’m too old to be trying to go
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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...
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 -- The Dallas Mavericks are trying to grow a winning streak.
So they're trying to grow their beards.
"We said we're not going to shave until we're back to .500," said team leader Dirk Nowitzki. "So it's been rough. There's been some itching going on. And since we're still down seven games below .500, that's a long way to go."...
Don’t listen to anything that Marion says, the #1 reason why he will report?
Straight Cash Homie. Can’t get paid if you say at home.
“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...
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...
Ten of these to play bad ball
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,...
NHL teams retire the razors once they’ve clinched a playoff spot, but the Dallas Mavericks can’t wait any longer for some good luck.
About two weeks ago, O.J. Mayo, Dahntay Jones and Vince Carter initiated a beard pact that the rest of the team soon adopted. According to the pact, the Mavs will remain a scraggly bunch until the team returns to its winning ways.
“We said we’re...
Shawn Marion has one-year remaining on his current deal.
Vince Carter is averaging 17.6 points on 49.0 percent shooting over his last eight games.
Watch your back James Harden, there’s a dozen new beards in town! After a win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night, Dirk Nowitzki revealed he and his teammates are not going to shave until the Mavs get back to .500.
According to The Two Man Game:
“We’re not going to shave until we’re back to .500. It’s been rough and there’s been some itching going around. Since...