Fantasy Basketball Stud Performance: Shawn Marion Stays Hot
Marion had a season-high 26 points on 11-16 shooting and added 11 rebounds to notch the double-double. He was an impressive plus-21 for the game and even added an assist, two steals and a block in 30 minutes. He dominated small forward counterpart Harrison Barnes, who was minus-20 in the game and hit just 4-10 shots with only two rebounds.
After a slow start to the season struggling through injury, Marion has been on a tear of late. He averaged just over 10 points per game in December, but raised that to 12 in January and is now averaging 16.7 in four games this month. He has also improved on the glass of late with 50 rebounds in the past give games. Marion is mostly a source of points and rebounds but can also block shots – he has seven in the past four games – and steal the ball as well.
Marion has also found the three-ball of late, going four of his last seven from beyond the arc. His overall shooting has been great and he’s hitting over 50 percent of his shots the past two weeks. The 13-year veteran has shown he still has something left in the tank at 34 years old, and the slow start is clearly behind him. He has been consistent enough to where he should be owned in all fantasy formats.
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