Free Agent forward Shawn Marion visits with Cavs

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Could the Cavaliers be adding even more veteran athleticism? Free agent small forward Shawn Marion was in Cleveland on Monday afternoon, taking in a visit with Cavaliers GM David Griffin and head coach David Blatt.

Per ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, Marion is the latest target for LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers, according to sources with knowledge of the team’s plans. Griffin has a strong relationship with Marion from their Phoenix days together and Cleveland, years that featured Marion as one of the league’s best when it came to total statistical output.

Per Stein, the 36-year-old Marion is a “natural target” for the Indiana Pacers in the wake of the devastating leg injury suffered by Paul George this past weekend, but the Cavaliers—thanks to the presence of James—have the upper hand over Indiana or anyone else recruiting the veteran small forward, showing that depth (despite potentially dealing several players in the near future) should be of little concern.

In 2013-14, Marion averaged 10.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game as a member of the Dallas Mavericks. The Cavs, largely anticipated to be on the receiving end of a Kevin Love deal, can offer Marion nothing but the league minimum.

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  • thenoclist

    Yes yes yes yes yes.

  • Wow

    Yes please.

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  • Harv 21

    See his ’13-’14 stats but didn’t really watch him last year and wondering what he really has left in the tank. But spelling LeBron and playing his defense at league minimum has to be a good thing.

    And another guy whose style lends itself to catching Love’s amazing outlet passes on the dead run while the defense naps. Speaking of which, yo Dion, hope you’re getting some running in along with the lifting.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Why not? Front court needs depth and having another old timer with a ring is never bad. I find it amazing how you can piece meal together a roster after having LBJ, Irving and yes probably Kevin Love.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    He can still play defense which everyone here should like since there will be more then enough offense between LBJ, Love, Irving and Waiters. If Marion gets added to Jones and Miller along with Delly, Varejao and Thompson off the bench you have some nice role players. Ray Allen might still be a possibility although I’m thinking if Marion joins that most likely means no Jesus. Could be that Allen is done so Griffin is kicking Marion’s tires.

    Also remember Marion has a ring. That would be LBJ, Miller, Jones and Marion all veterans with rings to lead the youngsters like Irving, Waiters and Thompson.

  • cmm13

    THIS IS A GREAT IDEA!!!!

    -Me, 2007.