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Mavericks' Marion fitting right in

Offseason acquisition's defensive presence compensates for low offensive numbers

Updated: January 8, 2010, 7:14 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Shawn Marion's scoring average is his lowest since his rookie season. His rebounding average represents a career low.

That doesn't mean that Marion has been a disappointment since he came to the Dallas Mavericks in a sign-and-trade deal this summer.

"The thing that I've loved about him since he's got here is he's just been all about trying to fit in and make it work," coach Rick Carlisle said.

Fit was the foremost reason the Mavericks didn't get involved in ...

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