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2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

10.4

REB

6.5

AST

1.6

STL

1.2

BLK

0.5

2013-14 NBA Projections

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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HT: 6' 7"   WT: 215 lbs   DOB: 5/7/1978  College: UNLV   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #9 Overall in 1999   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to sign with the Cavs in August 2014.

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Marion will sign with the Cavaliers, ESPN.com reports. The veteran forward could have taken more money to sign with the Pacers, but the lure of playing for a championship with LeBron James was too much to pass up.

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Shawn Marion NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 26 81 38.8 19.4 11.3 1.9 2.0 1.5 1.4 47.6 83.3 1.5 2.9 8.4 4.2 33.4 7.6 15.9 2.8 3.4
2005-06 27 81 40.3 21.8 11.8 1.8 2.0 1.7 1.2 52.5 80.9 1.5 3.1 8.8 3.6 33.1 8.8 16.9 3.0 3.7
2006-07 28 80 37.6 17.5 9.8 1.7 2.0 1.5 1.0 52.4 81.0 1.4 2.2 7.7 3.2 31.7 7.0 13.4 2.5 3.1
2007-08 29 63 36.7 15.4 10.2 2.2 2.0 1.3 1.0 50.8 70.7 1.4 2.2 8.0 3.1 33.3 6.3 12.5 1.7 2.4
2008-09 30 69 35.8 12.9 8.5 2.0 1.3 1.0 0.1 48.5 79.6 1.5 2.6 5.9 0.8 18.9 5.5 11.4 1.7 2.1
2009-10 31 75 31.8 12.0 6.4 1.4 0.9 0.8 0.0 50.8 75.5 1.3 2.1 4.3 0.3 15.8 5.3 10.4 1.4 1.9
2010-11 32 DAL 80 28.2 12.5 6.9 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.1 52.0 76.8 1.6 2.1 4.8 0.4 15.2 5.4 10.4 1.6 2.1
2011-12 33 DAL 63 30.5 10.6 7.4 2.1 1.1 0.6 0.3 44.6 79.6 1.6 2.3 5.1 1.1 29.4 4.6 10.3 1.2 1.5
2012-13 34 DAL 67 30.0 12.1 7.8 2.4 1.1 0.7 0.3 51.4 78.2 1.5 2.2 5.7 1.1 31.5 5.3 10.3 1.2 1.5
2013-14 35 DAL 76 31.7 10.4 6.5 1.6 1.2 0.5 0.8 48.2 78.5 1.3 1.7 4.8 2.1 35.8 4.5 9.3 0.7 0.9
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Shawn Marion NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 34.4 10.8 6.2 1.2 1.2 0.0 1.2 49.0 0.0 1.6 2.0 4.2 3.0 40.0 4.8 9.8 0.0 0.0
Last 10 Games 10 32.6 10.2 5.9 1.3 1.1 0.0 0.9 52.9 50.0 1.5 1.8 4.1 2.0 45.0 4.6 8.7 0.1 0.2
Last 20 Games 20 32.1 9.5 6.0 1.6 1.2 0.1 0.7 49.7 83.3 1.5 1.7 4.4 1.9 36.8 4.3 8.6 0.3 0.3

 

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#2 Small Forward
Also Listed As:  #3 Power Forward
Cleveland Cavaliers

True Shooting Percentage

53.7%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Shawn Marion had a true shooting percentage of 53.7%.

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Shawn Marion NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 26 81 36.0 18.0 10.5 1.8 1.9 1.4 1.3 47.6 83.3 1.4 2.7 7.8 3.9 33.4 7.0 14.8 2.6 3.1
2005-06 27 81 36.0 19.5 10.6 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.1 52.5 80.9 1.4 2.7 7.8 3.2 33.1 7.9 15.1 2.7 3.3
2006-07 28 80 36.0 16.8 9.4 1.6 1.9 1.5 1.0 52.4 81.0 1.4 2.1 7.3 3.0 31.7 6.7 12.8 2.4 3.0
2007-08 29 63 36.0 15.1 10.0 2.1 1.9 1.3 1.0 50.8 70.7 1.3 2.1 7.9 3.1 33.3 6.2 12.2 1.6 2.3
2008-09 30 69 36.0 13.0 8.6 2.0 1.3 1.0 0.1 48.5 79.6 1.5 2.6 6.0 0.8 18.9 5.6 11.5 1.7 2.1
2009-10 31 75 36.0 13.5 7.2 1.6 1.0 0.9 0.0 50.8 75.5 1.5 2.4 4.8 0.3 15.8 6.0 11.7 1.6 2.1
2010-11 32 DAL 80 36.0 16.0 8.8 1.8 1.1 0.8 0.1 52.0 76.8 2.1 2.7 6.1 0.5 15.2 6.9 13.3 2.0 2.6
2011-12 33 DAL 63 36.0 12.6 8.7 2.5 1.3 0.7 0.4 44.6 79.6 1.8 2.7 6.0 1.3 29.4 5.4 12.1 1.4 1.7
2012-13 34 DAL 67 36.0 14.5 9.4 2.9 1.3 0.8 0.4 51.4 78.2 1.8 2.6 6.8 1.3 31.5 6.4 12.4 1.4 1.8
2013-14 35 DAL 76 36.0 11.8 7.4 1.9 1.3 0.6 0.9 48.2 78.5 1.4 2.0 5.5 2.4 35.8 5.1 10.6 0.8 1.0
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Shawn Marion NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 26 81 3146 1569 915 154 163 119 114 47.6 83.3 125 235 680 341 33.4 613 1289 229 275
2005-06 27 81 3263 1769 959 143 160 137 96 52.5 80.9 125 249 710 290 33.1 716 1365 241 298
2006-07 28 80 3010 1403 785 134 156 122 80 52.4 81.0 114 172 613 252 31.7 561 1071 201 248
2007-08 29 63 2315 972 643 138 125 85 66 50.8 70.7 86 136 507 198 33.3 400 787 106 150
2008-09 30 69 2470 891 589 139 88 66 10 48.5 79.6 105 180 409 53 18.9 382 788 117 147
2009-10 31 75 2386 898 477 107 69 61 3 50.8 75.5 99 158 319 19 15.8 395 778 105 139
2010-11 32 DAL 80 2253 999 551 110 68 50 5 52.0 76.8 130 168 383 33 15.2 434 834 126 164
2011-12 33 DAL 63 1919 670 465 132 67 36 20 44.6 79.6 98 145 320 68 29.4 288 646 74 93
2012-13 34 DAL 67 2010 812 525 163 74 47 23 51.4 78.2 103 146 379 73 31.5 355 690 79 101
2013-14 35 DAL 76 2409 791 497 124 90 37 58 48.2 78.5 95 132 365 162 35.8 341 708 51 65
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Shawn Marion NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 26 81 38.8 55.6 52.0 9.1 7.4 1.2 25.6
2005-06 27 81 40.3 59.1 56.0 8.1 7.1 1.1 28.9
2006-07 28 80 37.6 59.4 56.1 9.4 8.0 1.2 24.1
2007-08 29 63 36.7 57.0 55.0 12.8 8.0 1.6 23.0
2008-09 30 69 35.8 52.2 49.1 12.7 9.6 1.3 17.9
2009-10 31 75 31.8 53.5 51.0 10.2 9.5 1.1 14.6
2010-11 32 DAL 80 28.2 55.1 52.3 9.6 11.3 0.8 15.1
2011-12 33 DAL 63 30.5 48.8 46.1 14.4 10.7 1.3 14.2
2012-13 34 DAL 67 30.0 55.3 53.1 16.3 10.3 1.6 17.3
2013-14 35 DAL 76 31.7 53.7 52.3 13.0 9.9 1.3 14.0
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Shawn Marion 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 BKN 32 9 5 1 1 0 0 4 8 0 0 1 3 3 2 1
Apr 12 BOS 34 7 6 1 3 0 3 3 6 0 0 1 2 1 5 1
Apr 11 at MIL                                
Apr 9 DET                                
Apr 5 CHA                                
Apr 4 at ATL 31 15 8 1 1 0 3 7 14 0 0 1 3 3 5 1
Apr 2 at ORL                                
Mar 30 IND                                
Mar 28 at BKN                                
Mar 26 at DET                                
Mar 25 TOR 41 11 6 2 1 0 1 5 11 0 0 1 4 1 5 1
Mar 23 at NYK 34 12 6 1 0 0 1 5 10 0 0 2 3 2 4 3
Mar 22 HOU                                
Mar 20 OKC                                
Mar 18 MIA                                
Mar 16 at LAC 30 19 6 0 2 0 2 8 12 1 2 2 2 2 4 0
Mar 14 at GSW                                
Mar 12 at PHO 34 4 6 2 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 5 3
Mar 8 NYK                                
Mar 7 at CHA 29 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 1 2 2 1
Mar 4 SAS                                
Mar 1 at MEM                                
Feb 28 UTA 30 11 4 2 0 0 4 5 5 0 0 1 1 2 2 2
Feb 26 at OKC 31 10 8 3 3 0 0 5 9 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
Feb 25 TOR                                
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Feb 23 WAS                                
Feb 21 at TOR 31 22 7 3 2 0 0 11 14 0 0 0 2 3 4 3
Feb 19 ORL                                
Feb 18 at PHI 28 7 7 0 1 0 4 3 9 0 0 1 4 3 4 4
Feb 12 at DET 37 4 5 2 1 0 1 2 9 0 0 0 1 1 4 2
Feb 11 SAC 28 6 4 2 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 1 2 2 0
Feb 9 MEM 35 11 10 1 0 0 0 5 11 0 0 1 1 1 9 2
Feb 7 at WAS 28 6 5 3 2 1 3 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
Feb 5 LAL 33 8 2 1 3 0 1 3 6 0 0 2 3 0 2 2
Feb 3 at DAL                                
Feb 1 at HOU                                
Jan 30 at NYK                                
Jan 28 NOP                                
Jan 26 PHO 31 8 6 1 1 0 3 4 9 0 0 0 3 1 5 0
Jan 24 MIL 33 9 11 3 1 0 2 2 5 4 4 1 1 2 9 1
Jan 22 CHI 31 6 4 2 1 0 1 3 11 0 0 0 2 1 3 0
Jan 20 DAL 35 18 3 1 1 0 1 7 8 2 2 2 3 0 3 2
Jan 17 at DEN 36 16 7 2 0 0 0 6 9 1 2 3 5 3 4 1
Jan 15 at POR 33 14 6 3 0 0 2 6 9 0 0 2 2 1 5 4
Jan 14 at LAL                                
Jan 12 at SAC                                
Jan 10 at UTA                                
Jan 7 PHI 15 8 7 1 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 7 1
Jan 5 IND 31 2 4 0 2 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 1 1 3 2
Jan 4 at BKN                                
Jan 2 ORL                                
Dec 31 at IND                                
Dec 29 GSW                                
Dec 28 at BOS 33 14 13 2 1 0 0 7 11 0 0 0 0 5 8 2
Dec 26 ATL 28 4 6 0 1 2 2 1 9 2 2 0 2 1 5 1
Dec 23 DET 25 4 5 3 2 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
Dec 21 at CHI 32 10 5 0 1 0 1 5 11 0 0 0 1 2 3 2
Dec 20 MIL 41 14 9 2 4 0 2 7 14 0 0 0 2 1 8 1
Dec 17 POR                                
Dec 14 at MIA 23 13 12 1 1 1 1 5 13 2 2 1 3 3 9 3
Dec 13 at ORL                                
Dec 10 NYK                                
Dec 7 LAC 32 5 4 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 4 1
Dec 6 at ATL                                
Dec 4 DEN 35 10 5 1 1 1 1 4 8 0 0 2 3 1 4 1
Nov 30 CHI 33 6 2 3 1 2 3 3 11 0 0 0 4 1 1 4
Nov 29 at BOS 35 15 12 2 2 0 1 6 14 0 0 3 8 2 10 2
Nov 27 MIA 31 11 5 0 1 0 0 4 10 2 2 1 3 1 4 4
Nov 23 at SAS 32 6 5 2 1 0 2 2 8 2 2 0 3 0 5 2
Nov 22 at NOP 32 10 3 4 2 1 0 4 7 1 2 1 3 0 3 0
Nov 20 WAS 35 13 4 2 1 0 1 5 8 1 1 2 2 1 3 2
Nov 16 at WAS 34 11 8 0 2 0 0 3 9 3 4 2 4 2 6 1
Nov 15 CHA 31 8 4 2 1 0 2 4 6 0 0 0 1 1 3 3
Nov 13 at MIN                                
Nov 11 at CHI                                
Nov 9 PHI 34 14 10 3 0 1 1 6 12 0 0 2 2 1 9 0
Nov 8 at PHI 37 10 7 2 3 3 4 5 13 0 0 0 1 2 5 2
Nov 6 at MIL 33 17 4 3 2 2 2 7 13 1 1 2 4 0 4 1
Nov 4 MIN                                
Nov 2 at IND 34 21 14 4 0 2 1 6 17 9 10 0 2 6 8 2
Nov 1 at CHA 25 7 10 0 2 1 1 3 9 1 2 0 0 5 5 2
Oct 30 BKN 31 12 8 1 2 1 2 6 9 0 2 0 1 0 8 2

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Shawn Marion: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Marion appeared in 76 games for Dallas this season, averaging 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. The 15 year veteran will now enter free agency after five years in Dallas.

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Marion scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting Friday, as Dallas forced a Game 7. He added four rebounds and two assists.

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Marion scored six points on 3-of-10 shooting Wednesday. He added five rebounds in the loss.

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Marion provided nine points (3-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, and five assists in 33 minutes in the Game 3 win over San Antonio on Saturday.

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Marion has rejoined the Mavericks in Dallas after he attended the birth of his child and will be available for Saturday's game, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Marion came up big Wednesday, scoring 20 points (8-of-1 FG, 2-of-4 3PT) in a Game 2 win over the Spurs. He added five rebounds and three steals to help Dallas even the series with San Antonio.

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Marion scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting Wednesday. He added five rebounds and a steal in the loss to Memphis.

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Marion could see his minutes ramped up Saturday in a pivotal game against the Suns, the Mavs' official site reports.

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Marion (foot) was able to play 29 minutes in Thursday's game and finished with 12 points, three rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

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Marion (foot) is expected to be available for the Mavericks' Thursday night game against the Spurs, the team's official site reports.

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Marion experienced a sharp pain in his right foot Tuesday, ESPN Dallas reports. He managed to play the complete game, collecting 10 points and six rebounds.

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Marion scored eight points and collected 10 rebounds Tuesday in a loss to the Warriors. He added two assists and one blocked shot.

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2013-14

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2012-13

The 34-year-old Marion is entering his 14th NBA season, and though he’s certainly nowhere near his prime, he hasn’t slowed much in the past three seasons. He’s still good for the occasional double-double, averaging 10.6 points and 7.4 boards per game last season, but Marion also has shortcomings. He shot 29.4 percent from downtown last season, which was a dramatic improvement over any of his post-Phoenix seasons. Last season’s 44.6 percent shooting from the floor was his worst percentage since the 2003-04 season, which led to a slight drop in points per game (10.6, down from 12.5 points per game in 2010-11). However, he can still be counted on for about one steal per game. Regarded as one of the premier on-ball defenders at the three, Marion is relatively without competition at the three in Dallas, so he should once again see around 30 minutes per game and offer some value in deep leagues.

2011-12

Marion started last year coming off the bench, but a season-ending injury to Caron Butler forced him back into the starting lineup. His defense and physics-defying shot eventually helped the Mavs win last year’s NBA title, but he’s not nearly the player he was for so many years with the Suns. Marion doesn’t shoot many three-pointers anymore, but provides most of his fantasy value through being efficient and consistent. Through 80 games played last season, he averaged 12.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks, and 2.6 turnovers. With Caron Butler entering free agency and coming off right knee surgery, Marion could be asked to play about 30 minutes per night this season, enough to make him useful for his across-the-board contributions, but there’s not much upside here.

2010-11

Statistically at least, Marion's first full season in Dallas failed to even replicate his disappointing 2008-09 campaign, which was split between Dallas and Toronto. Marion averaged just 12 points, 6.4 boards, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks… and he made just three three-pointers all season. Obviously, that's a very far cry from the numbers he produced during his heyday with the Suns, when he was arguably the most valuable player in fantasy hoops. While there's some hope for a rebound, Dallas' roster is stacked against him. The Mavs are reportedly toying with the idea of bringing Marion off the bench this season, which could further undermine his numbers.

2009-10

Marion is one of the most difficult players to gauge entering this season, as he finds himself at a career crossroads. Two seasons ago Marion was one of the surest bets in roto basketball, on a five-year run of averaging around 20 points, 10 boards, 4.5 combined steals/blocks/treys, excellent shooting percentages, few turnovers, 80 games played and a number one overall year-end ranking in almost every roto system. But he did this while playing in the Suns’ offense next to ultimate distributor Steve Nash; Marion was not nearly as effective in Miami or Toronto. The question is, was Marion’s drop-off due to age/loss of athleticism as he entered his 30s, or was it more that he missed playing with an elite point guard? We should find out this season, as Marion returns to another fast-paced offense in Dallas led by a great distributor in Jason Kidd. With Kidd running the show, Dirk Nowitzki as the offensive centerpiece and other scorers like Josh Howard and Jason Terry to take off the pressure, the 6-7 Marion could resume his role as an elite offensive “Garbage-Man”/defensive hustle player. But if the problem is really that Marion is slowing down, he’s unlikely to live up to his draft slot.

2008-09

It’s disappointing when players can’t see how good they’ve got it. In Phoenix, Marion was free to freelance on offense, jack up three-pointers, slash to the basket, match up against opposition power forwards – there isn’t a four in the league Marion can’t out-quick – and receive passes from the incomparable Steve Nash. Somehow, this made him unhappy. So he bellyached his way into a trade that allowed him to share the floor with Mark Blount, Ricky Davis and Chris Quinn. Good thinking. This season, we’re expecting Miami as a team to rebound in a big way – Dwyane Wade is healthy, and the addition of Michael Beasley on the low block gives the Heat another big-time scoring threat, which should allow Marion to get back to what he does so well. But one word of caution – Marion’s shooting percentages have trended down when he’s been separated from Nash. His scoring and shooting probably won’t reach the same levels in Miami that they did in Phoenix.

2007-08

Marion is the rare player whose fantasy value takes a slight dive when he plays at his natural position. His best fantasy stats have come in seasons when he’s spent a significant amount of time at power forward. With his quickness, strength and length, Marion is an impossible defensive assignment for nearly every four in the league, and playing closer to the basket allows him to flex more of his rebounding/shot blocking muscle. At the other forward position, he’s a top-10 player. At power forward, he’s in the mix for first overall pick. So how will Phoenix deploy Marion this year? The departure of Kurt Thomas makes Amare Stoudemire more-or-less a full-time center. The arrival of Grant Hill gives Phoenix an attractive reason to move Marion down low. While that might not be enough to put him back into the 20s in scoring, we do expect a return to double figures in boards, and continued excellence in the other categories – his five-year streak of at least 4.5 combined steals/blocks/3-pointers (and an average of at least one in each category) should continue.

2006-07

Marion proved again last year that he doesn’t need to have a play run for him or be the focal point of the offense to put up top-tier fantasy numbers. With the absence of Amare Stoudemire last year, Marion averaged a career high 21.8 points per game, but Marion’s value goes far beyond scoring. With averages of 11.8 rebounds, 1.2 three, 2.0 steals, and 1.7 blocks, Marion contributes substantially in every category except FT% (80.9% but only 3.7 attempts per game) and assists (1.8 apg). With Stoudemire back in the mix this year and the emergence of Boris Diaw as an offensive threat, Marion will probably score a little less but will continue to be a jack of all trades worthy of a first-round pick.

2005-06

Ho-hum. Another year in the office for the NBA's premier garbage man. The Matrix needs no plays run for him, but rather scores off of loose balls, starts fast breaks and flies down the wings in transition. To sustain such methods, he brings elite rebounding skills and the long, quick arms to create steals and blocks. An up-tempo offense and scoring from down low typically translate into a high field goal percentage for Marion, but he's also a dead eye from the line and cans threes. He has athleticism, a stellar track record and the proper system for his skills. Furthermore, he won't be hurt by the losses of Joe Johnson and Quentin Richardson. Marion logs these numbers every year regardless of who's around him, and he rarely misses a game.

2004-05

Marion will give Kirilenko a run for his money for the top spot at the small forward position. Much like Kirilenko, Marion will help fantasy owners in almost every category. Marion is an expert thief, has the ability to knock down the three and can rebound with the best of them at the three spot. The acquisition of Quentin Richardson won’t hurt Marion's playing time, though the Suns might move him to the four for stretches while Joe Johnson and Richardson are both on the court. Plus, with the acquisition of Steve Nash, Marion will get the ball in a better position to score and should see an increase in points per game. Marion should be a strong draft pick in the mid-to-late first round.

2003-04

Marion is a dominating rebounder at both ends, despite being just 6-7. He can jump through the rafters and is a great catch-and-shoot player with surprising range and runs the court very well. He could easily average 20+ points, 10 rebounds, a couple steals, and a block a game if he stays healthy.