Shawn Marion F CLE 3 Days
Marion moved into the starting line-up as LeBron James missed Wednesday's game against the Trailblazers with a wrist injury. However, Marion failed to score and only contributed a single rebound in nine minutes of action.
Marion is only averaging 19.3 minutes during January and has scored in double digits once during that period. There is no need for him to be on the fantasy radar in anything but the deepest of leagues.
Shawn Marion F CLE 10 Days
Marion announced Wednesday that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, the Arizona Republic reports. "I wanted to go out on my terms," Marion said. "The biggest thing is having a son. I got attached to him. Seeing him periodically is hard. Watching him grow up on pictures and videos is hard."
Marion, who is in his 15th NBA season, admitted he considered retiring after last season but joined the Cavaliers for one last run at a second championship ring. The veteran was a member of the Mavericks' 2011 championship team, but he'll be best remembered for his days in Phoenix. Marion spent 8.5 season with the Suns after being selected with the ninth overall pick in 1999. He went to four All-Star games and helped lead the Suns to back-to-back Western Conference Finals in 2005 and 2006. While Marion's numbers are down considerably this season, as he's stepped into a reserve role, he currently holds career averages of 15.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks. His best statistical season came in 2005-06, when he averaged 21.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.7 blocks per game while shooting 53 percent from the floor.
Shawn Marion F CLE 18 Days
Marion (hip) returned to the lineup in Tuesday's loss to the Phoenix Suns, finishing with six points (2-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes off the bench.
Marion missed two games with a strained hip flexor, but was able to return Tuesday and play just under 22 minutes, which is right on par with his season average of 22.7 minutes per game. Considering he played a full minutes load on Tuesday, he should be over his hip injury and expected to play right around 20 minutes moving forward. The 11 rebounds were a season-high for him, but don't expect that to continue, as he's only reached double-digit rebounds one other time this season.
Shawn Marion F CLE 19 Days
Marion (hip) will play Tuesday against the Suns, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Marion will return to action after suffering a strained hip against the Rockets last Wednesday. He'll likely come off the bench to play his usual complement of 20 or so minutes, but that number could be slightly lower if LeBron James (knee) also gets the green light from the team's medical staff.
Shawn Marion F CLE 20 Days
Marion (hip) will not play against the Kings on Sunday but plans on participating in Monday's practice, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Marion said Sunday that he's erring on the side of caution as to not risk further injury to his strained hip flexor. Assuming he practices Monday, there's certainly a chance that he'll return against the Suns on Tuesday.
Shawn Marion F CLE 21 Days
Marion (hip) will be another game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Kings, although he's considered doubtful after Saturday's practice, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Marion missed Friday's game against the Warriors and seems in line to miss another Sunday. If he does ultimately sit against the Kings, J.R. Smith will likely see extended time on the court yet again.
Shawn Marion F CLE 22 Days
Marion is dealing with a hip strain and is considered doubtful for Friday's game against the Warriors, Sam Amico of FOX Sports reports.
This injury has flown under the radar, likely because it's not all too serious and Marion is need of some rest to prevent further injury. The 36-year-old will have a matchup against the Kings on Sunday to make a return to the court, that is if he ultimately does not play Saturday.
Shawn Marion F CLE 27 Days
Marion scored 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-1 3P, 3-3 FT) with four rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench Sunday.
He split time about equally with Mike Miller and, provided Marion can stay healthy himself, he could have some short-term value in deep leagues while LeBron James (back/knee) remains sidelined.
Shawn Marion F CLE 29 Days
Marion (ankle) came off the bench to provide seven points (2-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and 10 rebounds in 24 minutes in the win over the Hornets on Friday.
Marion missed the two previous games, but had one of his more effective games in the win. This was his first double-digit rebounding game. His contributions to the Cavaliers have been limited statistically, and will likely continue to be so.
Shawn Marion F CLE 29 Days
Marion (ankle) will not start Friday, Cavs announcer John Michael reports.
He is expected to return to action after missing two games with an ankle injury, but Mike Miller will get the start at small forward, so Marion may be on a minutes limit.