"I like to stay busy," Marion said. "I can't stand still."
That's a good way of describing Marion's basketball career the past two seasons. After spending his first eight and a half years in Phoenix, Marion changed teams three times in 18 months -- first to Miami as part of the
As the Mavericks make one more push at a return to the Finals with one of the oldest rosters in the NBA, Marion may be the player who helps them crack into the conversation with the Lakers and Spurs in the Western Conference. Through three games, including a 94-80 win over the Lakers last Friday, Marion was averaging 16.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. It's a stat line reminiscent of his performance with those up-tempo teams in Phoenix.
"He really fits in well with this team," said Mavs point guard
While the Mavs were in Los Angeles last week, Marion spoke with SI.com about playing with Dallas, why he's been on so many teams recently and how the Matrix has evolved now that he's 31.