Cavaliers veteran forward Shawn Marion is expected to miss two weeks with a hip injury.
Marion, who began the season in Cleveland’s starting lineup, underwent an MRI on Monday and the test revealed a strained left hip. The team said the 36-year-old will be out ”approximately” two weeks. He has been struggling with the injury for the past month.
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Marion did not travel with the Cavaliers to Detroit for Tuesday night’s game against the Pistons. Cleveland has won 16 of its past 18 games.
A four-time All-Star, Marion recently announced that this will be his final NBA season. He signed as a free agent with the Cavaliers to try to win a second title. Marion has extensive postseason experience, and the Cavalierss want him healthy for the playoffs.
Marion is averaging a career-low 4.9 points in 20 minutes per game this season. He spent the previous five seasons with Dallas, helping the Mavericks win a championship in 2011.