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JordansBulls
05-18-2009, 01:33 PM
What team can use Shawn Marion next year?

I'm thinking a team like New Orleans would need him the most or a team like Utah at SF.

what54!?
05-18-2009, 01:34 PM
the heat could use him back. One of our biggest needs right now is SF :laugh2:

IRUAM #21
05-18-2009, 01:37 PM
Definitely the Heat.

still1ballin
05-18-2009, 01:39 PM
I doubt he will go back to Miami

NYstateofMinD
05-18-2009, 01:46 PM
Lol at Heat. How about Phoenix?

FOBolous
05-18-2009, 01:47 PM
Heat or New Orleans

JayW_1023
05-18-2009, 01:48 PM
The Spurs would be a great fit. We could use another defender...his athleticism is also something that'll help us.

Sean McG
05-18-2009, 01:49 PM
Utah could definitely use him, he and Dwill would be dirty, alley oops all day. I could also see him possibly going to New York to play under D'Antoni, the Knicks probably are starting to realize that LeBron has a very good chance to win a championship this year which would make him highly unlikely to leave Cleveland, even for the money. They shouldn't pass up signing other great talents for a chance to sign LeBron.

BenFrank
05-18-2009, 01:58 PM
I think he would be a good fit for portland

JPHX
05-18-2009, 01:59 PM
i think its pretty clear that his play is dependent on the style of the point guard. he needs a pass first point guard. he might as well finish his career in phoenix. we need his defense.

atl_braves_fan
05-18-2009, 02:00 PM
New Orleans with Chris Paul or Utah with Deron Williams would be the best for him. He needs a pass-first point guard to thrive.

FOBolous
05-18-2009, 02:01 PM
The Spurs would be a great fit. We could use another defender...his athleticism is also something that'll help us.

he would rot in SA. The only way he'll play well is if he plays in an up tempo team...SA waaaaaaay too slow pace for him.

superkegger
05-18-2009, 02:04 PM
Golden state could really use more undersized players to play out of position.

Kaptain Kanada
05-18-2009, 02:04 PM
Obviously he's coming back to play for the Raptors.... close thread. ;)

_Sn1P3r_
05-18-2009, 02:05 PM
The Knicks, Suns and Raptors are good systems for him.

dre1990
05-18-2009, 02:14 PM
Utah, they want him, they did try a few years ago

MJ-BULLS
05-18-2009, 02:15 PM
he needs to be in the run and gun system, he should go to PHX

heyman321
05-18-2009, 02:44 PM
I think it's likely he re-signs with Toronto. Did you see him, Bosh, and Calderon tear it up during the last 15 games or so when they all clicked? Marion and Bosh had 20 20s every night and calderon has like 15 15s.

Hoopsadvocate
05-18-2009, 02:53 PM
He would be nasty with the Hornets. System fits his style, has another great pg to feed him the ball and gives them the depth and versatility they need.

kbrill21
05-18-2009, 03:01 PM
Celtics baby!! He would be a great 3 and 4 in our system. If he takes the MLE he could work in the James Posey role and win a title....maybe.

thephoenixson28
05-18-2009, 03:03 PM
The real question is how much will he be willing to give up. I really don't see teams giving him anything but the MLE. I would love him back in phoenix, but I don't see that happening.If its about money maybe signing with toronto, or the thunder, if not then maybe the lakers, possibly phoenix.

Chronz
05-18-2009, 03:18 PM
he would rot in SA. The only way he'll play well is if he plays in an up tempo team...SA waaaaaaay too slow pace for him.

Then why would he play in New Orleans?

ink
05-18-2009, 03:23 PM
I think it's likely he re-signs with Toronto. Did you see him, Bosh, and Calderon tear it up during the last 15 games or so when they all clicked? Marion and Bosh had 20 20s every night and calderon has like 15 15s.

All indications so far are that Marion has said that he wants to return to Toronto.

kbrill21
05-18-2009, 03:29 PM
All indications so far are that Marion has said that he wants to return to Toronto.

Who in their right mind WANTS to go to Toronto? NO ONE!!! Bosh will be out of there the minute his contract expires.

ink
05-18-2009, 03:31 PM
Who in their right mind WANTS to go to Toronto? NO ONE!!! Bosh will be out of there the minute his contract expires.

Knowledgeable comment. :pity: We've all heard the same rumours. The fact is that the best deal Bosh can get will be either in Toronto or a S&T through Toronto. Either way, Bosh is the Raptors' asset and either way he'll contribute to the team's success. Marion and Bosh hit it off in a big way in the last half of the season.

Raidaz4Life
05-18-2009, 03:32 PM
The Lakers :p

king4day
05-18-2009, 03:35 PM
Raps said they want him back, but it most certainly will come down to who pays the most.

Young2Kinsler
05-18-2009, 03:37 PM
I think Marion would fit in great with the Mavs IF Kidd stays. That is yet to be seen if he will, but Dallas is saying Kidd is their first priority. Dallas should be making multiple changes this offseason, and if they move Howard in the trade for a SG, Marion would be a nice 3rd option.

fredv
05-18-2009, 03:41 PM
Obviously he's coming back to play for the Raptors.... close thread. ;)

He said he wanted to play for a contending team... :/

cle12152433
05-18-2009, 03:41 PM
Cleveland....: )

ElishaJ1030
05-18-2009, 03:42 PM
The question should be "who will offer Shawn the most money?" That's the time he'll sign with.

azkarraga
05-18-2009, 03:42 PM
he'll be back with calderon

ink
05-18-2009, 03:46 PM
Shawn Marion: HOOPSWORLD has spoken to both sides of this situation and they are in lock step. Shawn's first choice is to re-sign in Toronto, his camp understands there will be a "market correction" with regards to his salary for next season and that assuming both sides can agree to a number, Shawn wants to remain a Raptor. Colangelo mirrored those exact comments, saying he has yet to speak with Shawn or his agent Dan Fegan, but that their stance in Toronto is the same as Shawn's. If both parties cannot agree to a number that works for both, Colangelo said he'd have no problem doing a sign and trade with Shawn to get him the money he's seeking. The vibe on this was fairly clear, if reasonable people come together, a deal will be made. If Marion's camp is unreasonable, there won't. Sources close to Marion indicated they would likely reach a deal.


Hoopsworld (http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=12677)

Vinny642
05-18-2009, 03:52 PM
I dont want that trash, Utah can get him

dtmagnet
05-18-2009, 04:08 PM
I'm hoping he re-ups with Toronto, I've become a big fan of him in his short time with us.

VCaintdead17
05-18-2009, 04:24 PM
Toronto is best for him, He adds defense and hustle and that is what they sorely need at the moment.


Although, Portland would be another good spot for him,

what54!?
05-18-2009, 04:29 PM
he's staying with raps. Their gonna give him the most money

ink
05-18-2009, 04:36 PM
he's staying with raps. Their gonna give him the most money

:nod:

We have Marion's bird rights.

smith&wesson
05-18-2009, 04:50 PM
Who in their right mind WANTS to go to Toronto? NO ONE!!! Bosh will be out of there the minute his contract expires.

watchu talking bout homie ? why wouldnt he return to toronto ?
dont hate man, you all were a horrible team up till last year, how soon you forget.

Mile High Champ
05-18-2009, 04:58 PM
Hoopsworld (http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=12677)

that update from ink is all I need....

GodsSon
05-18-2009, 05:00 PM
Who in their right mind WANTS to go to Toronto? NO ONE!!! Bosh will be out of there the minute his contract expires.

who wants to go to a city/region where they cant pronounce their damn R's? lol:rolleyes:

thedfactor
05-18-2009, 05:10 PM
The Mavericks could use him, but cannot afford him by straight signing.

Punkindrublic03
05-18-2009, 05:19 PM
Shawn Marion is at his best when he plays in a system like the Suns or Knicks. He will put up his best numbers for Gentry in Phoenix or Mike D in New York. Look at his numbers with the heat nad raptors compared to his numbers in Phoenix... he is more efficient and more of an asset to a team who runs and guns. That being said... Phoenix should bring him back. they need a defender and an athletic 3

ntat
05-18-2009, 05:26 PM
I think it's likely he re-signs with Toronto. Did you see him, Bosh, and Calderon tear it up during the last 15 games or so when they all clicked? Marion and Bosh had 20 20s every night and calderon has like 15 15s.

marion and bosh had 20 20 games the last 15 games of the season? lol, ridiculous man.

nebnos
05-18-2009, 05:33 PM
Golden state could really use more undersized players to play out of position.

lol

ink
05-18-2009, 05:35 PM
Shawn Marion is at his best when he plays in a system like the Suns or Knicks. He will put up his best numbers for Gentry in Phoenix or Mike D in New York. Look at his numbers with the heat nad raptors compared to his numbers in Phoenix... he is more efficient and more of an asset to a team who runs and guns. That being said... Phoenix should bring him back. they need a defender and an athletic 3

- PHX played Marion at the 4
- Colangelo drafted him so there's a comfort level with the GM he has now
- Raptors will be running a similar up tempo style next year
- his numbers towards the end of the season, when the team had transitioned to a run and gun style, were much closer to the numbers he had in his final years with PHX
- 2005-06 was the last time he put up the numbers everyone equates with Marion
- he was averaging around 40 minutes per game at his peak and he's too old to carry that kind of playing time now

nearyG
05-18-2009, 06:01 PM
Toronto, San Antonio, New Orleans, Portland, Dallas

Kakaroach
05-18-2009, 06:22 PM
New Orleans, Utah, or Dallas. He would be excellent in our offense - he can shoot, take you off the dribble, and post-up. Too bad the Jazz don't have the money. He would be great fit in Dallas too.

Punkindrublic03
05-19-2009, 12:26 AM
New Orleans, Utah, or Dallas. He would be excellent in our offense - he can shoot, take you off the dribble, and post-up. Too bad the Jazz don't have the money. He would be great fit in Dallas too.

I don't think Jerry Sloan would run any set plays for Marion so he can jack up some 15 - 20 footers.... he really can't shoot. He can get streaky behind the 3 point line tho... but he will put up the occasional airball as well while shooting jumpers

Punkindrublic03
05-19-2009, 12:27 AM
- PHX played Marion at the 4
- Colangelo drafted him so there's a comfort level with the GM he has now
- Raptors will be running a similar up tempo style next year
- his numbers towards the end of the season, when the team had transitioned to a run and gun style, were much closer to the numbers he had in his final years with PHX
- 2005-06 was the last time he put up the numbers everyone equates with Marion
- he was averaging around 40 minutes per game at his peak and he's too old to carry that kind of playing time now

True... but he would play at the 3 now with shaq at center and amare at the 4. Suns could unload shaq tho.. so you never know.

Shortys4711
05-19-2009, 06:02 AM
i think its pretty clear that his play is dependent on the style of the point guard. he needs a pass first point guard. he might as well finish his career in phoenix. we need his defense.


Agreed mate, I would love to see him come back to the suns, I sorta doubt he will though, but hey ya can always dream.

nycericanguy
05-19-2009, 07:34 AM
Utah could definitely use him, he and Dwill would be dirty, alley oops all day. I could also see him possibly going to New York to play under D'Antoni, the Knicks probably are starting to realize that LeBron has a very good chance to win a championship this year which would make him highly unlikely to leave Cleveland, even for the money. They shouldn't pass up signing other great talents for a chance to sign LeBron.

i highly doubt the knicks have cleaned house to sign a "great talent" like Marion who is over 30 and clearly passed his prime. Spurs are a good fit as is NO.

Unruly Fan
05-19-2009, 08:37 AM
Shawn Marion is at his best when he plays in a system like the Suns or Knicks. He will put up his best numbers for Gentry in Phoenix or Mike D in New York. Look at his numbers with the heat nad raptors compared to his numbers in Phoenix... he is more efficient and more of an asset to a team who runs and guns. That being said... Phoenix should bring him back. they need a defender and an athletic 3

Knicks? Also, Raptors run the ball pretty too.

IKAZ
05-19-2009, 08:44 AM
keep dreamin boyz..trix is stayin in TO.. he dont want no nick run n gun bull sh it and certainly aint gonna take a paycut to play for new orleans...

toronto is where its happenin

NoSense
05-19-2009, 08:56 AM
Come back to PHX Shawn. Take a paycut, shut your mouth, get the job done, and in a year from now, you'll be where Denver and LA are...(I know I'm optimistic :D)...

theimortalone
05-19-2009, 10:05 AM
Come back to Phoenix, please Shawn! :pray:


keep dreamin boyz..trix is stayin in TO.. he dont want no nick run n gun bull sh it and certainly aint gonna take a paycut to play for new orleans...

toronto is where its happenin

WHAT THE HELL? :confused:

IRUAM #21
05-19-2009, 10:25 AM
Come back to Miami, please Shawn! :pray:


:p

DrDEADalready
05-19-2009, 10:31 AM
i think its pretty clear that his play is dependent on the style of the point guard. he needs a pass first point guard. he might as well finish his career in phoenix. we need his defense.


He would excel in Utah then. He's welcome here. :)

theimortalone
05-19-2009, 10:32 AM
:p

Haha wow I just noticed that! Good one sir!

kbrill21
05-19-2009, 12:17 PM
watchu talking bout homie ? why wouldnt he return to toronto ?
dont hate man, you all were a horrible team up till last year, how soon you forget.

Yeah horrible. We've only missed the playoffs 2 times since 2002. You guys have only made it 5 times your entire life span. Which is 14 years....1995 to now. You would kill to be a "horrible team" like we "were". Eh?

2009-- Beat Chicago 4-3; Lost to Orlando 4-3.

2008 -- Beat Atlanta 4-3; Beat Cleveland 4-3; Beat Detroit 4-2; vs. L.A. Lakers.

2006-07 -- Didn't make playoffs.

2005 -- Lost to Indiana 4-3.

2004 -- Lost to Indiana 4-0.

2003 -- Beat Indiana 4-2; lost to New Jersey 4-0.

2002 -- Beat Philadelphia 3-2; Beat Detroit 4-1; lost to New Jersey 4-2.

JordansBulls
05-19-2009, 07:33 PM
Toronto, San Antonio, New Orleans, Portland, Dallas

Can Marion really play in a half court setting?

ink
05-19-2009, 07:35 PM
Can Marion really play in a half court setting?

I've never seen it. He sure doesn't want to.

brenmania
05-19-2009, 07:36 PM
wouldnt mind him on the bulls of we could rid ourselves of the deng plague

jimbobjarree
05-19-2009, 07:40 PM
Jazzzzzzzzzzz

JordansBulls
05-20-2009, 01:34 PM
wouldnt mind him on the bulls of we could rid ourselves of the deng plague

Bulls have no need for Marion.

superkegger
05-20-2009, 02:29 PM
As goofy as it would be, going back to phoenix would make perfect sense. I mean he wanted to play SF, and now he can.

lakerboy
05-20-2009, 04:30 PM
If LA don't resign LO, I'd take him. He's a PF/SF hybrid, just like LO (only undersized).

dodie53
05-20-2009, 08:30 PM
suns could use him,
i think Gnery is going back to SSOL

BUCSFORLIFE123
05-20-2009, 08:33 PM
spurs

mrblisterdundee
05-20-2009, 08:41 PM
The Blazers would be a good fit. Their weakest position is small forward. Marion is an underrated defensive player, and could teach Outlaw how to be an all-around good player. Portland has a couple of small forwards they could trade for Marion, and Frye could be a nice add-in. Finally, Marion might be alright with it because he could expect to go to the playoffs every year he's in Portland. He could be the veteran presence Portland needs, although I'd rather have Battier or Prince.

Ironman5219
05-20-2009, 09:01 PM
jazz and d-will would be good fit but they would need to overhaul there roster which I do not think they will do

Kakaroach
05-20-2009, 09:54 PM
Love to have him in Utah but not gonna happen.

JOSKOMANG4
05-21-2009, 02:43 PM
Because of Notability: New York Knicks, Miami Heat, or Toronto Raptors.

He wants to win an NBA Title: Lakers, Mavericks, Spurs, or Cavaliers.

juggla53
05-21-2009, 03:05 PM
They're arent many teams that couldnt use a guy like marion because he can play several different positions. With teams not willing to give out big contracts this summer because of the 2010 class i think he will accept a smaller contract to sign with a contender try to win a ring and get his name back out there a little so he can try to get one more good contract before he hangs em' up. Teams like SA, LA (depending on ariza and odom) and cleveland would all be possibilities

ragee
05-21-2009, 03:13 PM
Jazz maybe... It is funny how people quickly forgot about this guy... I think he is still a good player... He can really help any team that would pick him up this offseason...

loki34
05-21-2009, 07:30 PM
As goofy as it would be, going back to phoenix would make perfect sense. I mean he wanted to play SF, and now he can.
thank you mr. kegger
completly agree...suns really miss him

JordansBulls
05-22-2009, 10:53 AM
So would Phoenix be right back in the mix of things with a lineup of

Nash
JRich
Marion
Amare
Shaq

Kakaroach
05-22-2009, 11:19 AM
^^Wouldn't that line-up just be like their run-n-gun of a few years ago, except a lot older and with Shaq?

Becks2307
05-22-2009, 11:22 AM
^^Wouldn't that line-up just be like their run-n-gun of a few years ago, except a lot older and with Shaq?

judging by the way shaq played last year it wouldnt be too bad at all

Eagles4Lyfe
05-23-2009, 08:56 PM
lol what you guys fail to understand is even if he isnt coming to Toronto which i highly doubt any team that wants him is going to have to do a sign and trade so what are you guys willing to offer for him because you know were going to want probably picks or make you guys take some of our bad contracts with him for another valuable asset......

Kakaroach
05-23-2009, 08:58 PM
judging by the way shaq played last year it wouldnt be too bad at all I think they would still be lucky to get out of the first round with that old line-up.

bostncelts34
05-23-2009, 09:18 PM
boston. With a speedy pg in rondo, marion would excel in the fast break.

xmoney328
05-23-2009, 09:32 PM
hornets and spurs( they need a athletic swing man)

Hawkeye15
05-23-2009, 09:51 PM
Golden state could really use more undersized players to play out of position.

hahahahahahaah, I was thinking the exact same thing.

Hawkeye15
05-23-2009, 09:51 PM
The Spurs could use him, New Orleans, Houston, anyone who is on the cusp. BUT, not at a high dollar. It would be stupid to give him more than a 3 year, $21 million deal.

Vinny642
05-23-2009, 10:10 PM
I really do not want him.

thaboss318
05-23-2009, 10:20 PM
bring him to houston...get rid of tmac..move him to sf...beastly lineup...haha

Kakaroach
05-23-2009, 10:22 PM
I really do not want him. CP3 and West need a lot of help though, especially if Peja and Tyson are still injury-prone.

Vinny642
05-23-2009, 10:30 PM
They arent injury prone we'll TC isnt he just is overpaid for no reason.

Angel
05-23-2009, 10:31 PM
If the Lakers don't resign Lamar Odom then they should try to sign Marion because he would fit in great with them.

Mile High Champ
05-23-2009, 10:39 PM
marion back to phoneix is just laughable.. He was frustrated and angry with Phoenix's front office when he left, why would he go back now to a team on the rapid decline?They have no future as of now. I still think he goes back to the raptors because he fits well into their offense and played well in toronto down the stretch.. Plus their future is brighter with a younger core of players..

M's Fan2411
05-23-2009, 10:53 PM
I think the Kings could really use him if we were to get Brandon Jennings in the draft Marion would get many alley-oop dunks.

KB24PG16
05-24-2009, 12:36 AM
Celtics baby!! He would be a great 3 and 4 in our system. If he takes the MLE he could work in the James Posey role and win a title....maybe.
no

NoSense
05-24-2009, 07:52 AM
marion back to phoneix is just laughable.. He was frustrated and angry with Phoenix's front office when he left, why would he go back now to a team on the rapid decline?They have no future as of now. I still think he goes back to the raptors because he fits well into their offense and played well in toronto down the stretch.. Plus their future is brighter with a younger core of players..

I don't think it's as laughable as you think it would be. Marion was pissed off his mind when he left Phoenix. However he played with D-Wade and missed the playoffs, played with CB4 and missed the playoffs. When he was in Phoenix, he was much more in the spotlight as he has ever been in Miami and Toronto, and he played on a winning team.
The only reason that would make this signing impossible is money. Marion has decreased his production, he's pretty old, so he can't expect max money. If he understands that, then I don't see why he would not want to consider to come back to Phoenix, especially with the coach who happens not to be Mike d'Antoni...

Kakaroach
05-24-2009, 09:55 AM
No matter what team he goes to, I would be surprised if Marion makes more than 6mill a year for a few years. Maybe a Celtics team that wants to win a championship now and can bring him off the bench?

Raps18-19 Champ
05-24-2009, 10:06 AM
Every team can use Marion.

A rebounding and defensive SF could be used by any team.

Even teams like Cleveland and Nuggets could use Marion even though they already have Carmelo and Lebron.

JDizzle
05-24-2009, 12:50 PM
love to see him in hornets uniform next year. dont no how they would do it but it would be big step in becoming championship contenders again

Vinny642
05-24-2009, 01:04 PM
love to see him in hornets uniform next year. dont no how they would do it but it would be big step in becoming championship contenders again

na we are signing lebron

omfg

CP3 DWest and Lebron would be sick, but we gonna get someone in 2010 cuz peja might reitre and we losing chandler

jimbobjarree
05-24-2009, 01:09 PM
Marion would be sweet on the Hornets, doubt they spend anything this summer though

Vinny642
05-24-2009, 01:15 PM
I dont want him, stop discouraging me, lets the Jazz sign him.

Jahari Kavi
05-24-2009, 01:20 PM
spurs, lakers, cavs, hornets........

jimbobjarree
05-24-2009, 01:29 PM
I really dont think he would be a good fit for the Jazz, he's better in an uptempo offense, plus I doubt he'd wanna play in SLC

Hornets would be perfect if they werent in such financial struggle

Vinny642
05-24-2009, 01:33 PM
We wont be in 2010

JDizzle
05-24-2009, 01:55 PM
i hope hornets get him trade chandler and west

Vinny642
05-24-2009, 01:57 PM
**** outta here, keeping west trade chandler and mo pete or daniels

dtmagnet
05-24-2009, 02:07 PM
boston. With a speedy pg in rondo, marion would excel in the fast break.

He is too good to be a bench player.

JDizzle
05-24-2009, 02:09 PM
west sucks we need people that are real power forwards not a shooting guard

jacquewho?
05-24-2009, 02:17 PM
I'd love to get Shawn marion on the Pacers to play PF in the up-tempo offense. our defense needs some major help.

Kakaroach
05-24-2009, 02:21 PM
I'd love to get Shawn marion on the Pacers to play PF in the up-tempo offense. our defense needs some major help. x2 Him going to Indiana would be a good idea. Move Murphy to the 5 and Marion to the 4.

BkOriginalOne
05-24-2009, 02:22 PM
I wouldn't mind the nuggets using him off the pine.

tkshy
05-24-2009, 02:35 PM
The Lakers. Ariza in better suited to come off the bench and Odom is gone. They also need a PG, because Fish is done.

Frank Costanza
05-25-2009, 09:35 AM
Who in their right mind WANTS to go to Toronto? NO ONE!!! .

Who would want to go to a city with 4-6 million ppl? a team followed by an entire country 30 mill??

Who would want a downtown that rivals chicago and miami leaving boston in the dust??

Who would want a city with waterfront condos, broadway shows, a city with an MLB team , an NBA team, an Nhl team, and MLS team, china town, little italy, the financial district,an ancient Castle(casa loma) the tallest building in the world, a club district that would put newbury to sleep , the longest street in the world(yonge st)
the best chronic in the world, 4 hrs from European life(aka Montreal)

Why would he ever ever consider to move to a metropolis of ppl from all different backgrounds that support their ball team have top 10 attendance in their most losing of yrs, have love for more than one star,

when you go to the Acc you see Bosh signs, you see Calderon groupies, you see Bargani groupies and yet shawn comes to town and we have enough love in our hearts for him as well,

Forgot to mention top rate facility and a gm that could be president of most organizations.

I really wonder why he could ever consider this

Unruly Fan
05-25-2009, 09:46 AM
Who would want to go to a city with 4-6 million ppl? a team followed by an entire country 30 mill??

Who would want a downtown that rivals chicago and miami leaving boston in the dust??

Who would want a city with waterfront condos, broadway shows, a city with an MLB team , an NBA team, an Nhl team, and MLS team, china town, little italy, the financial district,an ancient Castle(casa loma) the tallest building in the world, a club district that would put newbury to sleep , the longest street in the world(yonge st)
the best chronic in the world, 4 hrs from European life(aka Montreal)

Why would he ever ever consider to move to a metropolis of ppl from all different backgrounds that support their ball team have top 10 attendance in their most losing of yrs, have love for more than one star,

when you go to the Acc you see Bosh signs, you see Calderon groupies, you see Bargani groupies and yet shawn comes to town and we have enough love in our hearts for him as well,

Forgot to mention top rate facility and a gm that could be president of most organizations.

I really wonder why he could ever consider this

Although this is true, Toronto is still somewhat translucent amongst the Basket-ball world. Marion has already shown intrest in remaining with TDot so its all good. I just hate players that dont even give Toronto a chance (ie. Alonzo Mourning). Straight out disrepsectful.

GodsSon
05-25-2009, 10:08 AM
Although this is true, Toronto is still somewhat translucent amongst the Basket-ball world. Marion has already shown intrest in remaining with TDot so its all good. I just hate players that dont even give Toronto a chance (ie. Alonzo Mourning). Straight out disrepsectful.

Exactly why Zo will never be considered a great player in my eyes...the guy picked and chose his spots like leaving Charlotte cause of grandmama, going to Miami, left when they were going nowhere and signed with NJ, traded to the Raptors and didnt report then went back to the Heat (who he abandoned in the first place) cause they had pieces like Wade and Shaq in place...straight up ***** IMO and downgrades anything he did on the court for me....anyway, went off on a tangent there...fact is, Toronto is a city that rivals Chicago as a big market and has everything that a guy like Shawn Marion would love to have in considering where he's going

Spencesc11
05-25-2009, 10:32 AM
For Marion the best two fits would be either Golden State or New York. Both up tempo systems favor his skill set. It would be a nice sign and trade if Toronto and Golden State could work out something and then the Raptors could get Jamal Crawford back and give them the shooting guard they've been looking for.

Kakaroach
05-25-2009, 11:44 AM
For Marion the best two fits would be either Golden State or New York. Both up tempo systems favor his skill set. It would be a nice sign and trade if Toronto and Golden State could work out something and then the Raptors could get Jamal Crawford back and give them the shooting guard they've been looking for. Don't Forget Indiana he could help them a lot too. Play the 4.

S-Dot
05-26-2009, 07:19 AM
If San Antonio had the money, he would be a great fit for the aging, unathletic team... NJ could use him too.

Unruly Fan
05-26-2009, 10:00 AM
If San Antonio had the money, he would be a great fit for the aging, unathletic team... NJ could use him too. Wouldnt it make more sense for them to go younger?

S-Dot
05-26-2009, 10:17 AM
Wouldnt it make more sense for them to go younger?

Yeah, but this free agency doesnt have the younger players that would immediately help them contend for a championship next year like Marion; he is only 29/30 years old. Plus I don't think they can do anything in this draft. Shawn has the athleticism and experience to fit in well with San Antonio

rabzouz 96
05-26-2009, 11:33 AM
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THE MTL
05-26-2009, 03:39 PM
Shawn Marion needs an uptempo system. I can only see him thriving in New York, Golden State, or Phoenix (now that the system is back).

I think he should go to Golden State.

Unruly Fan
05-26-2009, 03:50 PM
Yeah, but this free agency doesnt have the younger players that would immediately help them contend for a championship next year like Marion; he is only 29/30 years old. Plus I don't think they can do anything in this draft. Shawn has the athleticism and experience to fit in well with San Antonio


I dont think Marion would mesh will with San Antonio's half court sets. One of the primary reasons he left Miami.