Raptors acquire Marion from Heat

Updated: February 14, 2009, 5:06 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Miami Heat have known for weeks that they had the option of sending Shawn Marion to the Toronto Raptors in a deal for center Jermaine O'Neal.

Miami finally took that option Friday, taking the Heat out of the chase for Marion's ex-Phoenix Suns teammate Amare Stoudemire.

In a deal first reported by ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher, the Heat agreed to trade Marion and guard Marcus Banks to the Raptors for O'Neal and swingman Jamario Moon.

NBA officials approved the ...

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