If Marion is willing to come to the Celts to team with Pierce and Jefferson, he’s certainly worth our other chips (#5, Theo and Green). Aside from Garnett, Marion is the best of the other available veterans, and carries less baggage.
Marion would be a star on the Celts, even without Nash: he is one of the league’s best rebounders, with great hops and anticipation. He can score inside, at the 3pt line, and on the break. Pierce and Jefferson don’t run much, but Rondo-to-Marion would be a real threat on the fast break. Marion would benefit from Doc’s wing-oriented offensive scheme.
Marion is an excellent player because of his athleticism. He has logged a lot of miles, so the risk of injury is not inconsiderable. But compared to AK47, O'Neal and Bibby, he’s strong and durable.
Shawn, if you’re reading SOSH like Curt Schilling -- Celtic fans really appreciate quality basketball players. You’ll love Boston, and Boston will love you.
Edited by Sprowl's Shattered Psyche, 27 June 2007 - 04:56 PM.