Marion goes to Mavs in complex tradeThe 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 CAVALIERSThe 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. Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry announced the signing, though terms were not disclosed.