Shawn Marion For Evan Turner? Not So Fast!

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With reports coming in that the Philadelphia 76ers are trying to trade the former number two overall pick, suitors have begun to pop up.

One of them, the Dallas Mavericks.

 A straight swap between Evan Turner and Shawn Marion would work, but why would the rebuilding 76ers want a 35-year-old forward?

Well, that’s a problem now for the Mavs. Thanks to the failed Lamar Odom trade, the Mavs don’t exactly have a first round draft pick to trade, but they do have something close.

Shane Larkin.

The 18th overall pick this season probably is the closest thing to a draft pick the Mavs can offer. Whether the Sixers view him as an asset or not, is not exactly known.

Let’s say they do, and that he’s the centerpiece of the trade on their side. That would drastically change things for the Mavs.

If the Sixers really do have their eyes set on Larkin, the Mavs should do all they can to Marion out of this deal.

Seriously, Philly will most likely waive him, so the Mavs may be able to keep the defensive forward.

Counter Offer?

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Doesn’t exactly seem attractive for Philly, but swapping in Marion doesn’t exactly make this any more enticing.

Well, Bret Brown may love the idea of Jae Crowder. The defensive minded Crowder is just a good 3-pt shot away to be that Bruce Bowen type player the San Antonio Spurs used to throw out. Brown, coming from the school of Greg Popovich, may be sold on the idea of Crowder.

Wayne Ellington, 26, has just one year left after this season. His cap hit isn’t too high, so the Sixers may find him useful if he’s able to find his shooting touch again.

Other pieces can be added such as Gal Mekel, Ricky Ledo, and/or Bernard James. Also Mavs can offer 2nd round picks and if I’m not mistaken, the right to swap future picks (not exactly sure on these details).

This thought process ONLY works if the Sixers are looking to send ONLY Turner and not the contract of Jason Richardson (has not been reported, but can see it happen).

If the Mavs can, they really should do all they can to keep Marion a Maverick.

Let’s be honest, it would be evan stranger seeing Marion in a different team’s jersey.

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