Shawn Marion F CLE 4 days ago

Marion played four scoreless (0-2 FG) minutes in the first quarter of the overtime win against the Hawks on Sunday. He grabbed three rebounds.

Marion replaced LeBron James in the first quarter since the Cavaliers' star was struggling from the field. The 37 year old did not look for his own offense and did not return to the game after James heated up.

Shawn Marion F CLE 5 days ago

Marion came off the bench to play six minutes in the Game 2 win over Atlanta on Friday. He scored two points (1-2 FG) with a rebound and an assist.

Marion had not played in the last five playoff games. The 37 year old played a few minutes with Kyrie Irving (knee) out, but likely will be an observer only when the star guard returns.

Shawn Marion F CLE 2 weeks ago

Marion did not play in the last four games against the Bulls. He saw a combined 11 minutes in the first two games, but did not score.

Marion appeared in two games against the Hawks in the regular season, both in the first six weeks of the season. The Hawks are deep in wings, so Marion could see a few token minutes in the Eastern Conference finals.

Shawn Marion F CLE 3 weeks ago

Marion played six scoreless minutes Monday in the loss to Chicago.

Marion was limited to just one minute in the opening game of the playoffs, then sat for the next three wins over the Celtics. He should continue to get at least a little playing time Wednesday in Game 2.

Shawn Marion F CLE 1 month ago

Coach David Blatt indicated that Marion would see an increased role in the Cavs' second round series, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

Marion was one of three players Blatt mentioned would see increased roles - Kendrick Perkins and Mike Miller were the other two - as the Cavaliers prepare to move forth without Kevin Love (shoulder). With J.R. Smith also suspended for the first two games of the second round, the Cavs will be shorthanded on the wing, which is likely where Miller and, to a lesser degree, Marion will fill in. Marion began the season as an integral part of the rotation, but his minutes began to taper off as the season wore on, and he played just one minute in the Cavs' first-round series against Boston.

Shawn Marion F CLE 1 month ago

Marion has played a total of one minute over the course of the first three playoff games against the Celtics.

Marion saw action throughout the regular season but it appears that he'll give way to a tighter rotation under coach David Blatt in the playoffs. Unless there's a rout in one of Cleveland's future games, expect the former UNLV standout to be stuck on the pine.

Shawn Marion F CLE 2 months ago

Marion started for LeBron James (rest) and had eight points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and seven rebounds in 26 minutes in the loss to Boston on Sunday.

After not playing regularly for nearly two months, Marion has played 47 minutes in his last two games. He may get more playing time in the last three games of the season as the Cavaliers attempt tor rest their starters.

Shawn Marion F CLE 2 months ago

Marion will get the start Sunday against the Celtics, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

With the Cavs resting four starters, Marion has moved into the starting lineup Sunday, where he will likely get significant playing time. Expect Marion to return to his normal role when the starters return to the court Monday against the Pistons.

Shawn Marion F CLE 2 months ago

Marion (hip) returned to action Monday against the Heat and logged five points and one rebound in nine minutes of action.

Marion hadn't played a game since mid-February as he's been dealing with ailments throughout the season. He's averaging just 4.9 points and 3.5 rebounds this year, and his fantasy value is nearly non-existent at this point.

Shawn Marion F CLE 2 months ago

Marion (hip) got his first playing time since Feb. 12 on Monday. He finished with five points and a rebound over nine minutes.

Marion was available to play Sunday but never entered the contest. He wasn't deployed until early in the fourth quarter when the Cavaliers were down by 21. Marion's minutes will likely continue to be limited until he works his way back into game shape.