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Old 01-20-2009, 10:21 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.

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Originally Posted by Doug Smith
Action: Marion’s role

Reaction: A rental.

Now, I don’t know for sure whether Shawn Marion will ever be a Raptor, I’d say there’s and since I don’t know how Pat Riley thinks I can’t even put a percentage on it, but I do know this: All the e-mailers who think he’s a bad fit because he’s not a “slasher” shouldn’t 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.

He’ll be looking for some kind of raise off his $17 million salary when he’s a free agent this summer and I cannot imagine the Raptors giving it to him. So if the O’Neal deal does go down, don’t worry about next year because I can’t see Marion being here then.
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