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Shawn Marion Trade Rumors Tracker: Latest Updates on Mavericks SF

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Zachary D. RymerMLB Lead WriterMarch 6, 2012

Any NBA team looking for a veteran forward who can run the floor, score and rebound should give the Dallas Mavericks a call about Shawn Marion.

Though the Mavericks are highly unlikely to go into fire-sale mode, Marion is a player who could net a good return if the Mavs decide to entertain offers for him.

For all the latest on the Marion trade situation, check back here periodically for updates.

 

UPDATE: Tuesday, March 6 at 5:45 p.m. EST by Zachary D. Rymer

Though it's not entirely impossible to envision the Mavericks trading Shawn Marion, it sounds like they are in no hurry to do so.

Last Friday, ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported that the Mavericks "are not currently" trying to deal Marion. One source even told Stein that there's "no chance" of Marion being traded.

However, the Mavs do have incentive to deal Marion. If the team wants to have enough cap space to make "realistic" offers to Dwight Howard and Deron Williams, Stein writes that Marion will have to be traded.

The trouble is that trading Marion would mean the Mavs would be "forfeiting the rest of this season," which is something that doesn't make a whole lot of sense given the fact the team has no assurances that they could get Howard or Williams, even if enough cap space was cleared.

The Mavericks must figure they're better off keeping the team intact and hope that they can get hot once the postseason rolls around. It worked last year.

Stay tuned for further updates. 

 

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