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Bright Side Of The Sun Jun 21, 2015

Is Shawn Marion a Hall of Famer?

We make use of a Keltner list to address the question. Longtime Sun Shawn Marion announced his retirement yesterday. Marion, drafted by the Suns in 1999, played for the team for eight and a half seasons before being traded to the Miami Heat in 2008. Marion was an integral part of the 7 Seconds or Less Suns team helmed by Mike D'Antoni. The question many Suns fans are now asking about Marion is whether he has a shot at the Hall of Fame. To answer that question, let's make use of a modified version of Bill James' Keltner List, which has a long history of use in baseball analysis. The Keltner...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jun 19, 2015

An Appreciation of Shawn Marion's Phoenix Suns Career

Shawn Marion announced his retirement yesterday - let's look back at those incredible days he spent in a Suns uniform. We knew this was coming in January when the Cleveland Cavaliers visited Phoenix, and now it's official, Shawn Marion is retiring after 15 seasons in the NBA. If you asked me to rank the most underappreciated Phoenix Suns stars over the course of franchise history, Shawn Marion would be at or near the top of the list. Lost in the heaps of praise thrown at Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire, people tend to forget about the basketball brilliance that was Shawn Marion. Sure...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jun 18, 2015

Former Phoenix Suns forward Shawn Marion confirms retirement plans to ESPN

As planned, and even announced a few months ago, forward Shawn Marion has decided to retire from the NBA. He did not get a chance to play in the Finals for the Cleveland Cavaliers but in 2011 he helped the Dallas Mavericks win the championship. Yet Shawn Marion will always be known for his stint with the Suns, which covered the first 8.5 years of his career. His best season was when he played small-ball power forward during the 2006-06 as the Suns best rebounder. His versatility, which in retrospect dwarfs Draymond Green's contributions to Golden State this season, helped the Suns make...

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