One player that was completely glanced over in most fantasy basketball drafts this season was Dallas Mavericks SF Shawn Marion. The forward won’t put up the superstar numbers he did a couple years ago, but he always been a serviceable fantasy option and nothing has changed.
In his most recent outing against the Memphis Grizzlies, Marion put together an All-Star quality stat line. The 14-year-veteran scored 21 points on 6-17 shooting from the field. He also added 14 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks to his incredible stat line from Saturday night’s game. Marion is now averaging 13.3 points per game to go along with a very respectable 10.7 rebounds. He is also posting 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks per contest, which is only adding to his resurgent fantasy value.
Regardless of his age, Marion is still featured on a very high-scoring team. Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis are among the best shooters in the league and they will allow anyone in the starting lineup the chance to put up solid numbers. Marion will battle with Vince Carter for minutes again this season, but the fact that he is much better defensively will only earn him more quality minutes as the season moves on.
Marion is definitely on his last leg, but the veteran can still provide a steady source of points and boards each night. If he is still sitting on the waiver wire, don’t feel bad about adding the aging star for part-time duty.