Oct 30, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) drives to the basket past Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion (0) during the game at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Hawks 118-109. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Shawn Marion rumors: Atlanta Hawks interested

Dallas Mavericks’ free agent forward Shawn Marion has had a very nice career and playing for the Mavericks has helped the 36-year old extend his shelf life. Marion hoped to return to the Mavericks, but that now seems like a long shot. The thought was not only would the Mavericks make Marion a strong offer, but several other contenders would as well.

However, Marion is reportedly not drawing the interest he originally hoped for and he will likely have to settle for less money somewhere other than Dallas.

Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors believes the Atlanta Hawks are an intriguing option for Marion.

The Hawks would make an intriguing destination for Shawn Marion, but I think Danny Ferry is probably aiming a little higher. Grantland’s Zach Lowe wrote earlier this month about the Hawks failing to so much as get meetings with some of their free agent targets, so I think Danny Ferry will be active in the trade market moving forward, since that appears the easiest route for them to improve. And they do have a lot of intriguing trade assets, since nearly everyone on the roster is on a fairly team-friendly contract, save for perhaps Jeff Teague.

The Hawks can still create about $9 million in cap room and had bigger plans for the offseason, but whiffed on the likes of forward Luol Deng, big man Pau Gasol and guard Lance Stephenson, who they were all reportedly at least somewhat interested. The Hawks are reportedly “still very much engaged in free agency” and Marion would be a nice fit.

Marion went 10.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 48.2% from the field,  35.8% from the field and 78.5% from the free throw line.

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