Suns say trading Marion is unlikely; All-Star plans to report for camp

The Arizona Republic: Suns forward Shawn Marion said he would show up Monday, the team’s mandatory reporting day, if his trade request is not met.

The Suns anticipate that no trade will be made and Marion will be smiling for photos Monday.

The predictions around the NBA are similar to ones inside US Airways Center.
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A sampling of executives and agents said it is unlikely that the Suns would move Marion before Monday. After Monday, it appears the Suns could stop exploring trade possibilities.

Marion, 29, went public Tuesday night with his trade request, which he made weeks ago to Suns management after another summer in which the team considered dealing him. He also is unhappy that the team seems unwilling to extend his contract, which has two years remaining.

“It’s sad to hear he wants to go,” Suns guard Steve Nash said after an informal workout Wednesday in which every Suns player except Marion and Brian Skinner was present. Skinner is expected to arrive and sign his contract Sunday.

“We’re very close to winning a championship,” Nash said. “We want everyone on board. All his teammates love him. We want him to be a part of this for sure, and we feel like he’s a big part of it. It’s frustrating to hear he’s unhappy, because we want him to be happy.”

The known trade possibilities involve Marion, a four-time All-Star, going to the Los Angeles Lakers for forward Lamar Odom and possibly forward Brian Cook or to the Utah Jazz for forward Andrei Kirilenko.

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  • Michael_23

    Finally, this thing is coming to a close …

    Maybe.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    Unlikely?

    ……. So you’re saying there’s a chance? YES!

  • http://www.myspace.com/kastro323 KINGKOBE24

    first garnett now this! dawm lakers need to let ododm go..anabody just do something.

  • http://hzmdesigns.com hZm

    [quote comment="13826"]first garnett now this! dawm lakers need to let ododm go..anabody just do something.[/quote]

    No…
    First Baron, then Boozer, then Garnett, then McGrady, then then Artest, then Kidd, then Garnett again, then O’Neal, then Marion.

    Sounds about right. Haha

  • http://www.myspace.com/kastro323 KINGKOBE24

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=BPYkUzu45mQ cheak this out yo!!! tell memarion or lamar

  • nyla

    I’m sorry, but I’m not buying that Mitch and the Lakers are blocking the Odom for Marion trade. Mitch makes poor decisions, but Sporting News lies. The guy that wrote the story is a notorious Kobe and Laker hater. Yes, I believe Marion said all that. I need proof for everything else.

  • Neo-Laker Era

    That video was stupid. All it showed was Marion receiving lobs and dunking, and when a lot of those passes are coming from Nash, yea, it looks GREAT. There were probably two shots of him driving to the basket and a couple rebounds here and there, and that’s not a good showcase. There was no shooting, no one-on-one play, no passing, etc. from him. I don’t think that video did him any justice, and it definitely didn’t show that he’s even as good a player as Lamar. It just showed he can jump lol. Don’t get me wrong. I like Marion, and talk of this trade had me a bit excited, but still, I’d keep LO. It’s not every day you come across a 6’10″ guy that can play point if you need him to, do some damage in the post against some bigs, crash the boards, and dish out assists. We can only hope he can stay healthy this season.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kastro323 KINGKOBE24

    [quote comment="13833"]That video was stupid. All it showed was Marion receiving lobs and dunking, and when a lot of those passes are coming from Nash, yea, it looks GREAT. There were probably two shots of him driving to the basket and a couple rebounds here and there, and that’s not a good showcase. There was no shooting, no one-on-one play, no passing, etc. from him. I don’t think that video did him any justice, and it definitely didn’t show that he’s even as good a player as Lamar. It just showed he can jump lol. Don’t get me wrong. I like Marion, and talk of this trade had me a bit excited, but still, I’d keep LO. It’s not every day you come across a 6’10″ guy that can play point if you need him to, do some damage in the post against some bigs, crash the boards, and dish out assists. We can only hope he can stay healthy this season.[/quote]

    ok but have you see lamar do this http://youtube.com/watch?v=SiyGUavonF0&mode=related&search=

  • http://www.myspace.com/kastro323 KINGKOBE24

    if yu got a lamar odom mix that will change my mind let me know..

    i still say trade odom

  • bl07

    Getting Marion wouldn’t be much of an upgrade. It isn’t worth spending 3 million more on a player that lives off of missed shots and chillin at the 3 point line waiting to chuck up his funny looking shot. Plus, he wants an extension. What if he leaves after one season? Marion is also incapable of creating his own shot, so what is he going to do when Kobe sits out? At least with Lamar, you have someone that can create his own shot, drive to the basket, create open shots for teammates, and handle the ball like no other 6″10 baller can.

    my favorite:

    and here ya go…

    keep lamar or get a bigger name player than marion that can actually make us contenders.

  • lakersfan17

    I just really hope we could try to get Marion then we could have a line-up like this.
    PG Fisher
    SG Kobe
    SF Marion
    PF Mihm
    C Bynum

  • kingkb24
  • kb24 4life

    hey kingkb24

    excellent trade but never will happen

  • kb24 4life

    we need to trade for marion
    i love the way LO plays but we need something new
    dont you think???

  • kgmvp

    The lakers need somethig new. Odom and KObe thing is not working. The lakers should try the mamba-matrix thing. In my Opinion the M-M thing will work cause shawn marion plays like scottie pippen.

  • PHANTOM

    so, what this ain’t gonna happen either? your killin me smalls!!!

  • gugy

    the big question remains. Are we going to see any important trade under Cupcake direction this season?
    I don’t think so. But I really hope I am wrong.

  • http://www.myspace.com/on3s3qu3nc3 123kid

    like i said! everything that comes out onto news seems not to happen! but everything that was under the radar seemed to happen! everything this summer that came out on the news before it happened, seemed to fail!

  • lonestar848

    King KB, what was the point of doing a 3 way trade there? Phx and GS didn’t swap any players.