- Jan 15, 2004
It really depends on which version of Marion you're referring to. When he first entered the league he was one of the better 3-pt shooters in the league, a couple years just outside the Top-20, and also on high volume. Unusually, he stopped shooting them and stopped making them in his late-20's....while most players tend to reverse this trend.Let's not overstate Sawn's offensive impact. Marion's career 3pt percentage is perfectly Marcus Smart-ish - but at half of Smarts attempts. Given how much stress Smart shooting has caused, i wonder what folks would have said if Shawn upped his attempts (yeah, it was a different game then). Andre Jackson shoots free throws at 70%, threes at 29% over his career (not a ton of volume). He shoots 2's at 52% an combined 43% from the field. None of that is great and is a far away from what Shawn was able to reach as a pro.
The real value Marion brought was almost all on "D" and in transition. How much of that can Andre provide? How much would he need to provide to be able to see the court?