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Old 01-20-2009, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Smith: Marion Would Only Be A Short Term Rental

Like duh .... I think we all knew that so I'm not sure why Doug is making it sound like he's breaking the news to us that if Marion was dealt here that he'd re-sign long term.

Originally Posted by Doug Smith
Action: Marionís role

Reaction: A rental.

Now, I donít know for sure whether Shawn Marion will ever be a Raptor, Iíd say thereís and since I donít know how Pat Riley thinks I canít even put a percentage on it, but I do know this: All the e-mailers who think heís a bad fit because heís not a ďslasherĒ shouldnít get too worked up.

What he will be more likely than not, if he gets here, is a short-term rental and not a long-term solution.

Heíll be looking for some kind of raise off his $17 million salary when heís a free agent this summer and I cannot imagine the Raptors giving it to him. So if the OíNeal deal does go down, donít worry about next year because I canít see Marion being here then.
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