Shawn Marion, the power forward of the Phoenix Suns for the last 8 seasons wants a trade out of Phoenix now. Marion wants out of Phoenix mostly because he was in trade talks with the Celtics when Phoenix was trying to pick up Kevin Garnett.
"I'm tired of hearing my name in trades," Marion said by phone. "I love my fans in Phoenix, but I think it's time for me to move on." Marion has two years left on his contract and is supposed to make $17.8 million in the 2008-09 season. I truthfully do not see the problem with being put in trade talks. Marion is taking the trade talks personally and he is taking it the wrong way. The Suns did not put his name in the ring of trade options because they hate him or because the head coach hates his guts, it's because Marion has value to trade for a much better player in Garnett. There is one thing every team should want to do and that is win at any cost, and if that means that you as a GM or owner will unfortunately hurt a player's feelings to get better so you can win the NBA Championship, then that's the way it works. If Marion does not like it, he should retire and go back to Chicago, but right now he needs to suck it up and be a professional about it and make his 16-18 million the next two seasons and after that he can go wherever he wants to go.