Posts Tagged ‘Shawn Marion’

Podcast Episode 55: 2014 Training Camp!

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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The Cavs first practice kicked off on Sunday. Kyrie Irving called it “surreal.” We here at at CtB can hardly believe it either. Our first on-the-court glimpse of this Cavs team is only a few days away. Until then, we’ll have to fantasize. While visions of half-court alley oops danced in our heads, Robert, Ben, David and I hopped in the podcast booth for a 2014 training camp preview. Who will lead this team? Are there hidden storylines? Who’s going to start? Who’s going to close? Does Mike Miller have a better ‘do than Andy? We answered all these questions and more.

You can hear us on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/ctb-5/ctb-podcast-55-2014-training-1 .

You can also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes at http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:64011415/sounds.rss .

Shawn Marion, by the Numbers

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Over this last weekend, “The Matrix” committed to the Cavs. Shawn Dwayne Marion has been an all-star, an NBA champion, and an offensive and defensive Swiss Army knife throughout his career in the NBA. But Marion is also 36 years old, has played 15 seasons, and has just under 39,000 regular season minutes under his belt (eighth among active players). There’s no doubt that as a veteran minimum signing, Marion is worth having on the team. He’s a bargain at that price, if just for his experience and professionalism alone. But coming off a mediocre season, it’s worth exploring whether the Cavs should commit significant minutes to Marion. Is he still a solid performer, or has the game mostly passed him by?

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Breaking News: Shawn Marion Commits

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

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Shawn Marion is going to sign with the Cavs.  The Pacers seemed to be in the running for his services because they could offer more money than the Cavs, but they have lost out.  Marion wants to play for a contender.

Sources told ESPN.com that Marion informed the Cavaliers this weekend that he intends to sign with them this month despite the fact that Cleveland can only offer him a minimum deal.

Marion is known for his goofy shooting stroke and for his ability to defend a variety of positions.  He was a critical piece on the Mavericks team that won the 2011 finals and caused LeBron James to retool his game the following season.

He averaged 10.4 points a game and 6.5 rebounds a game last season.  Marion will be a welcome addition to the Cavaliers offense too;  he doesn’t need the ball to make an impact and always seems to get his own points without being the focal point of the offense.  He has just what the Cavs need: defense and the ability to move without the ball effectively.