NBA: Shawn Marion expected to sign with Cavaliers


CLEVELAND — Shawn Marion wanted another shot at an NBA title. He’ll get it playing with LeBron James.

The free agent forward has agreed to a contract with the Cavaliers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday. The 36-year-old Marion informed the Cavs this weekend that he will take a minimum deal and play for them next season, said the person who spoke condition of anonymity because the contract has not been finalized.

Marion also had interest in signing with the Indiana Pacers, who is looking for help after losing Paul George for the season with a broken leg.

ESPN.com first reported Marion’s agreement with the Cavs.

A four-time All-Star, Marion gives Cleveland another veteran with postseason experience to compliment James, who is returning to the Cavs intent on winning the city’s first pro championship since 1964. The team has previously signed shooters Mike Miller and James Jones, who won two NBA titles with James in Miami.