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Marion trade rumor shown on Pat Riley's TV

Posted on: December 18, 2008 10:47 am

It was just another day in Shawn Marion's trade rumor-driven world. That is, until he attended the team Christmas party at Pat Riley's house, where the latest trade rumor was televised on the news scroll of a popular, widely viewed entertainment and sports programming network.

Though a person with direct knowledge of the situation said Miami and Cleveland haven't held any trade discussions in months, reports of a possible deal sending Marion to Cleveland for Wally Szczerbiak and Anderson Varejao were nonetheless the talk of the party at Riley's house Tuesday night.

 "What am I going to do? I'm going to sit there and panic every time somebody says something?" said Marion, whose $17.8 million expiring contract -- and 12.4-point scoring average -- will have him front-and-center of trade talk between now and the Feb. 19 deadline.



Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 12:01 pm

Marion trade rumor shown on Pat Riley's TV

Great deal for the Cavs.  This would make them more athletic and give them more scoring from the four position.  As for Miami...they can do better than Varejao and the much traveled Szczerbiak.  Miami has a good shot at making the playoffs in the East but dealing Marion is the right decision for the future.  Dallas is always open for a trade.  Marion for Howard makes sense to me.  Keep shopping Miami...teams will get more desperate which means better return for you.

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