Mar 9, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion (0) fights for a loose ball against Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) and guard George Hill (3) in the first quarter at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Shawn Marion rumors: Indiana Pacers interested but Cleveland Cavaliers have upper hand

Aside from two restricted free agents, Detroit Pistons’ big man Greg Monroe and Phoenix Suns’ guard Eric Bledsoe, Dallas Mavericks’ free agent forward Shawn Marion might be the top player on the market.

Marion has not received the type of offers he thought he would in free agency and after the Mavericks signed Houston Rockets’ forward Chandler Parsons and New Orleans Pelicans’ forward Al-Farouq Aminu, a return to Dallas seems out of the question.

The Cleveland Cavaliers had Marion in for a visit on Monday and the Indiana Pacers are reportedly looking at Marion as a replacement for Paul George.

According to Marc Stein of, the Pacers are after Marion, but the Cavaliers appear to have the upper hand.

Marion averaged 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 beyond the arc and 78.5% from the free throw line last season. Over the course of his career, he’s put up 15.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the floor, 33.2% from three and 81.1% from the charity stripe.

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A fan actually first reported Marion’s meeting with the Cavaliers, snapping a picture of Marion meeting with Cavaliers’ new head coach David Blatt.

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