are going to adjust the roles of several players this season and Shawn Marion
will be one of them.
That may include
coming off the bench, or maybe not.
But either way,
there’s one part of Marion’s game that disappeared in his first
season with the Mavericks that will be resurrected this season.
my 3-ball wasn’t in play last year,’’ Marion said. “And
I’m definitely going to get that back involved and take my opportunities.’’
Marion was a
solid 35-percent 3-point shooter until the last two seasons. In that time, he’s
stopped taking them and stopped making the few that he did try. Last season, he
was just 3-of-19 from beyond the arc.
made 670 3-pointers in his career before last season, it was like a dam plugged
up his perimeter shot.
change, coach Rick Carlisle said after the first practice this morning.
time on it this summer and I want him to get back into shooting it,’’
Carlisle said. “He’s had some very good years with it and I know
he’s capable. It’s a comfort thing.’’