The Shawn Marion Destination?
What could be better for Shawn Marion, who has been struggling with the Miami Heat this season, than a return to a familiar coach and a familiar system?
According to reports out of New York today the Knicks and HEAT have been having some level of discussion about a possible swap involving Marion heading back to the Mike D'Antoni system and disgruntled center Eddy Curry heading to the warmer climes of South Beath.
Such a move would certainly address needs on both ends. Even if the Knicks never found a way to get the most out of Marion, his ending contract is precisely what the front office is looking for. Frankly, though, Marion might just be the piece that takes the Knicks from pretenders to serious playoff hopefuls.
On the Miami side, if Curry can get into shape (and don't think Pat Riley would be any easier on him than D'Antoni has been), he could be the missing link for the HEAT. Not that Mark Blunt isn't an All-Star center . . .but the HEAT have actually gone to starting power forward Udonis Haslem in the middle. They need beef, and Curry has plenty of that.
This deal is not imminent, from what I've heard, because the salaries don't match and it's complicated to make that happen, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see this conversation come to fruition in the near future.