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Shawn Marion is the only other major contributor to the Mavericks' 2011 championship run besides Dirk Nowitzki.
With nearly $18 million booked to him in the next two years, his contract would definitely hinder the Mavericks' chances at signing a major free agent in the offseason.
Although Marion is still contributing to this Mavericks team with his intense hustle and pounding the glass, the team seemed to have drafted a virtual clone of the Matrix this past offseason in Jae Crowder.
His style of play and body type is vastly similar to Marion's, except his shot release looks much smoother than Marion's. His defense and athleticism probably don't match up to the former's, but he will most likely turn into just as good a rebounder and a better scorer.
Marion's time is dwindling in the big D, and his skills are still valuable to a team looking for a player who can crash the boards, defend multiple positions and do all the little things a team needs to win. If he's not gone by the end of this season, he will presumably be gone next season.