Shawn Marion F CLE Nov 20 '78

Donnie Nelson says the Mavs would prefer to keep Shawn Marion instead of trade him at the Feb. 21 deadline.

Marion recently said he wants to play for a winning team and would not report if traded to a bad team at the deadline. "The fact that Shawn [Marion] recently expressed an interest to stay here, well it's mutual," Nelson told reporters Saturday morning. Marion is unlikely to be traded considering his high salary, age and the 15-percent trade kicker built into his contract.