The Indiana Pacers have needs on the wing and they would prefer that the Cleveland Cavaliers not sign every available veteran free agent. The Pacers are reportedly making a strong push to land Shawn Marion and keep him away from the Cavs according to RealGM.
Marion spent a half-day in Cleveland to meet with the Cavaliers on Monday, and he remains intrigued about the opportunity to join LeBron James and possibly Kevin Love – even on a veteran-minimum contract.
The Pacers had reached out to Marion early in free agency, before signing C.J. Miles and Rodney Stuckey.
In the wake of Paul George’s injury, Indiana has turned its attention to replenishing the wing position and several veteran scorers remain available, including Jordan Hamilton and Jordan Crawford.
Marion averaged 10.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 76 games last season for the Mavs.