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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