Shawn Marion: 'I'm not going' if traded to bad team
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The 14-year veteran, who has played for four teams, figures it’s just part of the business. Besides, Marion claims that he’d simply refuse to report if the Mavericks trade him 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,” Marion said. “Because if I’m going to a (expletive) situation, I’m not going. It’s just that simple."
Marion could be a finishing piece for a contender, but he’s past his days of being a franchise centerpiece.
Maybe the Mavs can move him to a contender who could use a versatile, defensive-minded forward that averages 11.2 points and 8.3 rebounds, but it’s difficult coming up with any potential Marion deals that make sense for Dallas. What contenders could put together a package of young players and picks that would help the Mavs’ rebuilding process without including any unwanted financial commitments?
Plus, the Mavs aren’t eager to move Marion anyway as they hold on to slim hope of making a playoff push.
So there’s really nothing for Marion to worry about -- not that he would anyway.
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