Apr 17, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion (0) drives on fast break in the first quarter after a steal against the New Orleans Hornets at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks Offered 13th Pick and Shawn Marion to Cleveland Cavaliers

The defending champions Dallas Mavericks are going to go through a rebuild and are in dire need of key role players. With the Cleveland Cavaliers most likely selecting McLemore and Noel first overall, the Mavericks knew they had no chance at getting the number one pick. They however tried to get the Mavericks’ 31st and 33rd picks in the second round and a 2014 pick by offering their number 13th pick and veteran Shawn Marion.

Via Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio:

• One such proposal, according to sources, involved the Mavs offering the 13th pick and veteran forward Shawn Marion to the Cavs for the Cavs’ two second-round selections (Nos. 31 and 33) and a 2014 pick. The Cavs passed on the offer.

Shawn Marion is arguably the second best player on the Mavericks, next to Dirk Nowitzki. With the 35-year-old shooter only getting older, and making around $9 million next year, it’s not surprising the Mavericks would want to trade a draft pick and a superb shooter for younger players. As well with the money they would’ve saved, had Marion gone, they could’ve also signed other young guards for minimum contracts. Bummer.

[H/T: Beyond the Buzzer]

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  • jef@cdc.com

    WTF is tire need? Did you mean dire?

  • jef@cdc.com

    Noel or Mclemore won’t be around come picks 31 and 33. Which are the picks the Mavs tried to trade for. Not the #1. Atleast that’s what the tweet said. Might want delete this story,bro. Too many F ups. Including fabricating the whole thing to begin with.

  • Michael Nance

    The Cavs turning down that is in line with what I have heard trade boards having the Pistons taking the #13 and Marion for their 2 second rounders. If that’s on the table and the Mavericks are trying to add to it by getting a sweetener from someone it makes sense. But Josh Jef is right you need to proof your work before posting and maybe try putting in some personal insight. Stating that they would be trading Marion (a super shooter) and a draft pick for “younger players” isn’t quite true even according to your own story. They would be trading for 2nd round draft choices which rarely stick long in the NBA. That trade would be all about clearing cap space to bring in free agents, because if signing young players is your goal you can do that with the 13th pick.