While Stephon Marbury won’t be making many people's list of the top point guards in the game, he still has some game left. The Knicks still owe him nearly $40 million dollars over the next two seasons, but many expect Starbury to get bought out of his contract and released before the season begins. If that does happen, where will he land? LayupDrill.com answers that very question.
The Heat have to be considered one of the favorites to land Marbury, as Pat Riley always loves picking up veterans that other teams have given up on, and he usually gets the best (of whats left) out of them. Marbury could play side-by-side D Wade, the potential makings of a very powerful backcourt.
The champs are always looking to retool and reload, and with Sam Cassell turning 38 this season, retirement is a serious option. Having a solid backup for young Rajon Rondo is key again for the C’s, and Marbury could be reunited with former Minnesota teammate Kevin Garnett to recreate magic from their early years.
The Raptors have youth in the backcourt, and are light on the bench in that area. Adding a proven veteran like Marbury could provide them with valuable experience come playoff time that can help both Chris Bosh and Jermaine O'Neal.
4. Golden State
The Warriors will need a guard to fill the void of Baron Davis and to remain viable in the ultra-competitive West, Marbury could flourish in the run and gun format.
5. New York
Who said the Knicks couldn’t use him? Marbury may not want to remain in NY, and
new coach Mike D’Antoni may not want him there either, but he might just be a decent short term fit in the rebuilding system for the Knicks. Besides, we all know Knick fans are waiting until the summer of 2010, when names like D Wade and LeBron are free agents.