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 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.
“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.”
So Marion would retire if he’s traded to a lottery-bound team? “Maybe,” he said, laughing. “Anything is possible.”