Marion to Mavs
Shawn Marion will be wearing a Dallas jersey when the season starts November as Dallas and Toronto. The deal is quite complicated considering there are 4 teams involved. Mainly due to Toronto’s unwillingness to take in any salary from the exchange. As a result, the Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies have bee included in the swap.
Also involved in the deal was the much publicized move of Hedo Turkoglu to Toronto. Aside from the 2 main pieces, other notables included was Jerry Stackhouse and his partially guaranteed contract to Memphis and Antoine Wright to Toronto.
Much of the deal, except for Turkoglu and Marion, gave the teams more flexibility financially.
Now Dallas looks like it is trying to join that circle of elite teams vying for the title. Which makes me wonder when Portland will act or if at all.
As for Mavs fans, hopefully Mark Cuban isn’t done yet. The hole in the middle has long been a weak point for Dallas. Hopefully, they’ll find someone to ably fill the position. It would be a shame to see great talents like Jason Kidd and Dirk Nowitzki falter in the playoffs once they meet up with the other western conference teams that have great big men.