The Dallas Mavericks are focused on bringing in a “big fish” free agent like Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James. In the meantime, they have a trio of veterans on the free agency market who could leave via free agency: Devin Harris, Vince Carter and Shawn Marion.
Out of the three, the Mavericks are optimistic about keeping Harris and Carter but not necessarily Marion.
Mavs still optimistic about keeping Devin Harris and Vince Carter. Not so much with Shawn Marion.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 4, 2014
The Mavericks would prefer to keep Marion, and while looking for a new team Marion made it clear what he is looking for in free agency and with a new team, a championship ring.
“I want to play a couple more years,” he said, adding that his preference is to re-sign with Dallas, but he’s open to other locales. “My ultimate goal is to win another championship, so it’s wherever I feel is the best chance to win another championship.”
Dallas certainly presents that opportunity.
The Miami Heat, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and a few other teams join the Dallas Mavericks among those who have expressed interest in Marion, a source said.