Shawn Marion Leaning Toward Cavs

AUGUST 12TH: The Cavs are still in the lead for Marion even as Indiana continues to push for the 36-year-old, who met Monday with Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Birdtweets Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

AUGUST 6TH: Shawn Marion is leaning heavily toward signing with the Cavs, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (on Twitter). Earlier today, Cleveland was considered merely an “intriguing” option for the forward, who was also being hotly pursued by the Pacers. Wojnarowski reports that Indiana has already moved on from Marion due to his interest in joining Cleveland.

Indiana could have offered Marion a greater role and more salary, assuming their disabled players exception request would have been approved by the league. However, the Pacers expectations are grim following Paul George‘s injury, and the return of LeBron James has made the Cavs a magnet for veteran free agents all summer. Chauncey Billups was the latest player to register interest in playing for Cleveland, and the team has already signed Mike Miller and James Jones.

Joining James has looked even more appealing in recent days, as momentum builds toward a  rumored trade sending Kevin Love to Cleveland. If the Cavs gave up Andrew Wiggins in such a deal, Marion would alleviate some of the defensive concerns that scenario has raised. Marion will likely be a better shooter than Wiggins this season, although he wouldn’t create the same athletic dynamic that would have existed between James and the No. 1 pick.

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Zak Arn
1 year 23 days ago

I like this move… Marion is pretty useful guy, and he’s figured out how to shoot again.

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Z....
1 year 23 days ago

Is this a prelude to actually making the dumb decision to trade Wiggins? Marion at least helps make up for the loss of defense, but even so, he is declining in that area…It could also allow Wiggins or LeBron to guard opposing PGs more b/c that was a position of need for the Cavs…They still need some rim protection…I’m curious to see what their rotations would be. Right now, its somewhat confusing roster construction

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victor gonzales
1 year 22 days ago

i am assuming the rotation looks like this

irving,waiters,james,love,carrot top

marion,miller,thompson.. seems to me they need a true pg badly

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Kevin6CD
1 year 17 days ago

They have one, his name’s LeBron James.

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[…] Love is headed to the Cavs once Andrew Wiggins is eligible to be traded, and Shawn Marion appears a strong bet to join Love in Cleveland. Nothing seems certain with Cavs target Ray Allen, but regardless, […]

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[…] Bird, sources tell Marc Stein of ESPN.com (on Twitter).  Last week it was reported that Marion was leaning heavily towards the Cavs but the Pacers are hoping that they can sway […]

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TigerFan1968
1 year 17 days ago

It is just hilarious. Until this year no one wanted to play for Cleveland. Now everyone wants to play for the Cavaliers.

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[…] ESPN scribe Marc Stein had been hearing and explains why the Cavs continue to be the apparent front-runners for the 36-year-old. Marion has a positive working relationship with Cavs GM David Griffin dating […]

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[…] minimum. The Pacers have continued to make a push to sign Marion, who’s reportedly leaning toward inking with the Cavs instead. Bird said today that he believes Marion wants to sign with a […]

 

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