Shawn Marion: NBA should expand to Europe, ditch salary cap, raise minimum age


The NBA is entering a new era as commissioner David Stern retires and Adam Silver takes over. Dallas Mavericks star Shawn Marion was asked if he had any advice for Silver, and he made some interesting comments. According to the Dallas Morning NewsMarion wouldn’t mind the league expanding to Europe with a franchise or two. He also suggested that the league get rid of the salary cap.

“I could see no cap and everybody doing what you want to do,” he said. “Baseball does it. If you want to go out and spend $200 million on your team (payroll), go ahead and do it.

“It can’t guarantee that you’re going to win, but why not? If you’ve got the money to do it, why not?”

He does think there should be a minimum amount though.

“There shouldn’t be a cutoff on what people want to spend for their teams, but there should be a minimum that have to spend, so you definitely put a good product on the floor.”

He also thought the league should raise the age requirement for players coming into the league.

“It should be at least two years (out of high school),” Marion said. “Two to three years, minimum.”

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