Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 4:00 pm  |  13 responses

Shawn Marion Will Refuse to Play if Traded to a Bad Team

Shawn Marion has been around the NBA a long time, and played for numerous organizations. He knows that the struggling Dallas Mavericks could trade him by the February 21 deadline, but he’s got a warning for them and whoever may acquire him: Marion says that he won’t report to a terrible team if he’s dealt to one. Per the Dallas Morning News: “The thing is, right now, you come into a position like I am, this is my 14th season,’ Marion, 34, said after practice Friday. ‘If I’m going to get traded, they’re going to tell me what’s going on and where I’m going. Because if I’m going to a (crummy) situation, I’m not going. It’s just that simple.’ Marion does not have the ability, by contract, to veto trades, but he does have a 15-percent trade-kicker clause. ‘At this time, I’m too old to be trying to go through and (bad situation). . . and not have a chance to do anything,’ Marion said. ‘I’m at a point where I want to be playing for something right now.’ Marion probably doesn’t have to worry about that. His versatility and production would seemingly make him attractive addition to a contending team, but there is no reason to believe a rebuilding, non-contending team would want to take on a 34-year-old who after this season has one year left on his contract, at $9.3 million.”

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  • what

    Well there are only 10 teams worse than his right now, so… he refuses to play?

  • Mars

    Let him go back to Miami

  • nbahofer

    dantoni n nash welcome u to the lakers with open arms with the rest of us

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  • Max

    Than stop playing for the Mavs.

  • RKJ92

    Ya when I read this I was like whaaaatt?? :S I’m thinking the exact same thing..

  • lamarr herron

    If that’s the case stop play’n 4 The Mavs, NBA players cry 2 much.

  • alex80

    ppfffff!! Laker fan.

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  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    this dude has been on the DECLINE

  • http://www.dzfoot.com/ Matt Harpring’s Haircut

    Pardon my ignorance but what exactly is a 15-percent trade-kicker clause?

  • RunNGun

    Shawn Marion to the Hiroshima Carps… make it happen, Cuban.

  • Ganchan

    I have no idea how it could happen but an ideal place for him would be OKC. They could give up a young player and/or picks for a rebuilding/cap space clearing Dallas squad and get back a versatile defender to go up against Miami in the finals (should they get there). One of the main issues against Miami was that they couldn’t match up with the small line up. Marion while not the defender he was in the past could be useful in many situations.