DALLAS -– Shawn Marion is very high on the Brooklyn Nets.
Marion, slated to start at small forward again for the Mavs this season, believes the Nets will give the defending NBA champion Miami Heat a tight run for this year’s Eastern Conference title.
“They’re one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference this year,’’ a gleaming Marion said after Saturday morning’s opening day practice at American Airlines Center. “With the additions they have over there, they have a nice little squad.’’
Of curse, one of the players on the Nets’ “nice little squad’’ is point guard Deron Williams, who shunned the Mavs to re-sign a free agent contract with the Nets. If Marion is upset with Williams for not signing with the Mavs, he didn’t show it Saturday.
“It is what it is and I wish him the best,’’ Marion said. “They’ve got a helluva team this year in Brooklyn.
“They’re going be strong over there.’’
-- Dwain Price
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