Shawn Marion F CLE 7 Hrs1 Comment

Marion moved into the starting lineup Thursday with Anderson Varejao (Achilles) out for the season. Marion put up two points (1-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, and one steal in 19 minutes.

The Cavs opted to use a small lineup that features Kevin Love at center and Marion at power forward, but the team's inability to protect the cup Thursday against an injury-depleted Heat team could force coach David Blatt to make changes heading into their next game.

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Marion will move into the starting lineup at power forward Thursday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

With Anderson Varejao (Achilles) out for the season, coach David Blatt had to decide whether to go with a smaller lineup or a more traditional lineup that features Tristan Thompson as the starting center. He opted to go with the smaller lineup. Neither Thompson nor Marion provide great per-minute stat production, so wait to see how many minutes Marion gets before considering adding him in standard leagues.

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Marion came off the bench to play 17 minutes and provided eight points (4-6 FG) in the win over the Nets on Friday.

Marion was replaced in the starting lineup by Mike Miller. He scored his most points since Dec. 5, but his value won't change greatly as a reserve.

Shawn Marion F CLE 7 Days

Marion will be moved to the bench Friday against the Nets, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

With the return of Mike Miller (concussion) Friday, head coach David Blatt has decided to move Marion back to a bench role. Marion will likely lose some playing time to Miller, and be relied on as a defensive stopper off the bench. Even before Miller's return, Marion was struggling to put up numbers useful for most fantasy players, so don't expect that to change barring an injury.

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Marion continues to start for Cleveland, but was held to two points (1-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT) and three rebounds in 21 minutes in the loss to Oklahoma City on Thursday.

Marion has not scored in double digits and has hit just 31.8 percent of his field goals in his last five games. With all of the other offensive options on the Cavaliers, the veteran small forward will have minimal fantasy value.

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Marion will remain in the starting lineup for now, the Akron Beacon Journal's Jason Lloyd reports.

There was talk that Mike Miller might enter the starting lineup at shooting guard Wednesday, but that appears to be a premature notion. Nonetheless, Marion will still struggle to see much more than 25 minutes per game.

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Marion is expected to be removed from the starting lineup Wednesday, the News Herald's Bob Finnan reports.

While Marion still brings solid defense and leadership to the Cavs, his line of 5.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game this season is not very useful in fantasy, and he may be even less productive off the bench. Mike Miller is expected to start at shooting guard Wednesday.

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Marion (foot) will start Wednesday against the Timberwolves, Turner Sports reports.

Marion was dealing with a sore upper foot, but was still expected to be in the starting lineup. That has now been confirmed as the case, though it's unclear if he will be 100 percent while doing so.

Shawn Marion F CLE 1 Month

Marion (foot) is listed as probable for Wednesday's matchup with the Spurs, Bob Finnan of the News-Herald reports.

Marion is dealing with a sore upper foot but told coach David Blatt that if he can walk, he'll play Wednesday. Expect Marion to be in the starting lineup, though nothing is set in stone at this point.

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Marion will remain in the starting lineup for the "foreseeable future," The News-Herald reports.

Head coach David Blatt has noted improvement in the Cavaliers' defense since Marion entered the starting lineup, so Marion will be the starting shooting guard and Dion Waiters will come off the bench, at least for the time being.