Marion goes to Mavs in complex trade
The Dallas Mavericks knew they could trade Jerry Stackhouse for a key player for next season. As it turned out, a lot of teams benefited.
The Mavericks, Raptors, Grizzlies and Magic combined in a massive swap Thursday that included eight players, a draft pick and stacks of cash. The deal sent Shawn Marion
to Dallas, Stackhouse to Memphis and helped seal the transaction that moved Hedo Turkoglu
from Orlando to Toronto.
Among the other pieces: Forward Kris Humphries
and center Nathan Jawai
went from Toronto to Dallas; guard Greg Buckner
moves from Memphis to Dallas; and swingmen Antoine Wright
and Devean George
go from Dallas to Toronto.
Memphis also received a second-round pick and cash from Toronto, while Orlando got cash from Dallas and the Raptors.
For his career, Marion has averaged 17.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.83 steals and 1.31 blocks per game.
VAREJAO STAYS WITH CAVALIERS
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Anderson Varejao
— the energetic big man with long, curly hair known to the team’s fans as "Wild Thing” — have agreed on a multiyear contract.