In a press release set out today, the Cleveland Cavaliers officially announced that free agent forward Shawn Marion has signed with the team. The move, which was first reported a month ago by ESPN's Marc Stein, brings Marion in on a one year deal worth what is assumed to be the veterans minimum. The Cavaliers did not disclose the terms of the contract.
"I'm excited to be a Cavalier," said Marion. "I can see the hunger and mentality of everyone in the organization and l look forward to being a part of it. The goal is to win a championship and that's what I want."
Marion spent last season with the Dallas Mavericks where he averaged 10.4 points per game and averaged 6.5 rebounds in 31.7 minutes per game. He also shot 35.8 percent from 3-point range. Defensively, Marion can defend both small forwards and power forwards, which is primary reason the Cavaliers signed him.
"Shawn brings great versatility, talent and championship experience to the team," said Cavaliers GM David Griffin in the press release. "He will impact both ends of the floor and his ability to guard multiple positions will be particularly important for us. Shawn is an accomplished, high-caliber veteran that will help with leadership on and off the court and we're very happy to welcome him to the Cavaliers family."
Earlier today, Marion acknowledged signing with the Cavaliers on his Instagram.