Shawn Marion Won’t Report To A Bad Team
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 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 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.”
You can’t blame Marion for not wanting to go to a team that isn’t competitive. By the same token, what team that is out of the playoffs would actually spend assets to bring The Matrix to town?
At 34 years of age, Shawn Marion is averaging 11 points and 8 rebounds per game. He is known for his versatility and defense, both of which were important factors in the Dallas Mavericks winning a championship a few years ago.