Marion on either Hornets or Mavericks would actually be quite a good fit for him/them.
the reason they consider doing a sign/trade is because if they really want him, they lock him down immediately and dont have to risk losing him to another team via free agency.
i can see Dallas wanting to grab him, but wasnt New Orleans looking to shed its contracts and save money? why would they want to pay out a big contract to Marion?
intriguing though... who would we want in return from either team?
Josh Howard comes to mind... and i'm sure Hornets are trying desperately to get rid of Chandler.