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Shawn Marion | Forward

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/7/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 228
College: UNLV
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Shawn Marion officially signed with the Cavaliers on Tuesday.
It's expected to be a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum. Marion could have made more money elsewhere, but he's more interested in vying for a championship alongside LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. Marion projects as a backup SF/PF and he's unlikely to get enough playing time to help typical fantasy owners. Sep 9 - 2:24 PM

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Owner Marc Cuban said Shawn Marion was leaning to signing with an Eastern Conference team even before the Mavs signed Chandler Parsons.

Marion's priority is to win a championship and joining the Cavs seems like his best bet considering how difficult it is to come out of the Western Conference. He'll be focusing more on defense while backing up LeBron James and Kevin Love, so we'd expect his stats to drop off a bit.
Aug 25 - 11:00 AM

Unrestricted free agent Shawn Marion has reportedly committed to sign with the Cavaliers.

While the Cavs can only offer Marion the veteran's minimum, the chance to play alongside LeBron James and a shot at a title trumped all other offers, according to sources. Marion falls out of the conversation in standard leagues with the move to Cleveland as he'll likely be in a bench role, but he provides solid depth to the Cavs rotation.
Aug 17 - 10:53 AM

The Clippers have reportedly expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Shawn Marion.

The Cavs, Pacers, and Heat still remain in the running to acquire the veteran's services, but with Marion's championship aspirations, the Clippers and Cavs are likely the frontrunners.
Aug 17 - 9:23 AM

Shawn Marion met face-to-face with Pacers president Larry Bird on Monday according to Marc Stein.

Stein reported earlier in the week that if the Cavs acquired Kevin Love that they would get Marion, too. He has walked back his report a little bit, but taking a meeting and passing up a chance to play with LeBron for a championship are two different things. We'll pass along details as they become available.
Aug 11 - 11:01 PM

ESPN.com's Marc Stein said on Thursday that the Cavs "will get Shawn Marion if they get Kevin Love" on ESPN's SportsCenter.

With the Kevin Love trade a fait accompli, it sounds like only a matter of time before Marion joins LeBron James and company in Cleveland. Marion's fantasy value would take a hit in Cleveland as he would be more of a role player, but he can still provide owners in deeper leagues with solid across-the-board stats even if he comes off the bench.
Aug 7 - 1:47 PM

Shawn Marion is leaning towards signing with the Cavs.

He was close with the Pacers, but Marion has maintained he'd like to join a contender. He showed he's capable of playing significant minutes based on his performance with the Mavericks the past two seasons, but his minutes would take a major hit with the Cavs.
Aug 6 - 9:29 PM

The Pacers are reportedly making a "strong push" to sign free agent Shawn Marion.

Indiana is a logical suitor for Marion in the wake of Paul George's injury, but their severely damaged playoff hopes may not appeal to the 15-year veteran. C.J. Miles is currently penciled in as the Pacers' starting SF but that could change depending upon who else they sign this summer.
Aug 5 - 4:52 PM

Unrestricted free agent Shawn Marion is in Cleveland on a recruiting visit for the Cavaliers.

Marion would provide some solid depth for Cleveland backing up LeBron James, however, he wouldn't have much fantasy value off the bench. This is still in the very early stages, and it's not even clear how the team will look upon a potential Kevin Love deal, but if Marion is interested in joining a contender it would make sense to team up with James.
Aug 4 - 5:45 PM

It appears Shawn Marion is not re-signing with Dallas based on his comments this weekend.

"It was memorable, baby," Marion said. "It’s hard to say it wasn’t fun. We had a great run and made the playoffs four of five years and won a championship. We set goals every year, and most years we reached them. And to win a championship, it was unbelievable. I wish we could have made a couple more runs at it, but it is what it is." He's expected to sign with a contender as an unrestricted free agent.
Jul 26 - 9:21 PM

The Hornets are not pursuing Shawn Marion.

The Mavericks are very unlikely to bring him back, so it's anyone's guess where he will wind up. Marion has hinted that he'd like to join a contender and now that it's already July 21 and he's without a team, money may be a lower priority.
Jul 21 - 8:48 PM

The Dallas Mavericks don't expect Shawn Marion to re-sign in Dallas.

Speaking about the Maverick's free agency plans for the rest of the summer, team president characterized Marion's chances of returning as a "long long long long long shot." Marion is looking to land with a team that gives him a chance to win a championship, but Nelson said, "Shawn Marion’s got one of the best in the business, if not thee best, so I expect he’s going to get a lot more money out there than the Mavericks can afford to offer right now." At 35, Marion can still help as a role player on a contending team, but his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues at this point.
Jul 15 - 9:35 AM

The Mavericks may renounce Shawn Marion's Bird Rights if the Rockets don't match their offer to Chandler Parsons.

Parsons signed a three-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million, and if the Mavs land him they won't have the space to also retain Marion in free agency. Marion's primary goal is to join a team that can win a championship, so like everyone else he'll wait until LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony make their decisions before committing to any team.
Jul 11 - 9:41 AM

Shawn Marion said on Wednesday that his main focus for free agency is joining a team that can win a championship.

"My ultimate goal is to win another championship," he said. "So it’s wherever I feel is the best chance to win another championship." Marion said he plans to retire after two more seasons, so his next destination may be his last. He also revealed that reports about him wanting to retire as a Maverick are inaccurate. "I didn’t say that. I said that I didn’t know where I was going to retire [in the league], because I can’t dictate what’s going to happen this summer, I can’t control anything."
Jun 5 - 2:55 PM

The Bulls could go after Shawn Marion this offseason, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

The Matrix still has something left in the tank at age 35 and would get run at both forward spots. His days of playing 40 minutes per game are over, but Marion could help the Bulls with 30 minutes per night at the forward spots. Of course, the team would have to dump Carlos Boozer to bring on the pending free agent.
May 24 - 4:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3John Lucas
SG1Dion Waiters
2James Jones
3Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Erik Murphy
4Dwight Powell
5Shane Edwards
6Malcolm Thomas
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood
3Alex Kirk