May 2, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion (0) battles for position with San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw (33) during the game in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Dallas won 113-111. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Shawn Marion To The Pacers; Hibbert To Denver?

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Perhaps Shawn Marion to the Cleveland Cavaliers isn’t exactly a done deal just yet.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Marion had a face-to-face meeting with Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird. That’s kind of serious, you’d think.

However, the Cleveland Cavaliers are still advised as the “favorites” to land the services of Marion.

It was reported late last week that the Marion to the Cavaliers was essentially a done deal. And it could still be. This could just be Marion doing his due diligence to the Pacers.

ROY HIBBERT EXCHANGE

At this point, Roy Hibbert has nearly more trade rumors linked to his name than the 7-footer had double-doubles in the NBA playoffs this past season. Yes, it’s gotten that bad on the Hibbert trade front.

This time, the Denver Nuggets are (potentially) entering the sweepstakes for his services.

[via The Denver Post]

The logistics would have to work like this: A straight-up trade wouldn’t work because of the 125-percent-plus-$100,000 rule in the collective bargaining agreement. McGee is scheduled to make $11.25 million next season, while Hibbert is due $14.9 million, meaning the trade would fall something like $800,000 short of being an NBA-compliant deal.

So, the Nuggets would have to add to it to make the deal work. And since the Pacers are suddenly in need of a starting-caliber small forward due to the recent unfortunate injury to Paul George, that would be a solid starting place for the Nuggets to add a player – or players – to the deal.

During the past few days, Hibbert has been linked to the Phoenix Suns and Detroit Pistons in addition to the Nuggets.
 

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