The Shawn chatter's in the wind, but nothing is imminent
Well, here we go.
I’m not sure how far along this is – and neither does ESPN.com's Marc Stein, I don’t think – but the first very public story about Shawn Marion hit the web a while ago.
As I said earlier, Dallas was a pretty good fit right off the bat with a spendthrift owner and a need for a rebounding athlete.
Whether anything happens or not remains to seen and according to every league source I’ve spoken to, Bryan Colangelo is not – NOT – taking back additional salary cap obligations. I take that to mean if they're going to take on Jerry Stackhouse, as Marc suggests, it's only for a minute till they move him and his small guarantee along.
That means, as Marc pointed out, there’ll have to be a third team involved and that always gets convoluted. And means this is far from done.
It’s always been expected that Bryan would help Shawn get as good a deal as he can; it’s for certain that he’s not going to help if it means taking on cap hits and putting any kind of dent in financial flexibility the Raptors may have.