Everything is going exactly how the Cleveland Cavaliers expected this summer to go. They couldn’t have drew it up any better.
They started off by winning the NBA Draft Lottery, drafting Andrew Wiggins, signing LeBron James along with a few of his friends from Miami, got an unofficial longterm commitment from Kevin Love, traded for Kevin Love and now will add Shawn Marion.
On top of that, they’re also hopeful that they’ll be able to snag Ray Allen as well. You know, as soon as he realizes that he wants to play next season with LeBron James in Cleveland.
Free-agent forward Shawn Marion has decided to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, a source told Yahoo Sports.
Marion made his decision after he met with his representatives in Chicago following USA Basketball’s exhibition victory over Brazil late Saturday, a league source said. Cleveland general manager David Griffin was also at the game. Marion and Griffin have ties dating to their days with the Phoenix Suns.
The Cavaliers are optimistic veteran guard Ray Allen will sign with them as a free agent before training camp starts, a league source said. Allen is still trying to decide whether to continue playing or retire. Cleveland is also interested in signing a veteran center, a league source said.
Last season, Marion averaged 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Dallas Mavericks. Marion had recently been linked to the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers in addition to the Cavaliers. Ultimately, LeBron James wins all.