Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion did not travel with the team to Detroit so he can undergo an MRI on an injured left hip.
The 36-year-old Marion, who plans to retire following the season, has been slowed by a strained hip for several weeks. He returned to Cleveland following a win Sunday at New York. Marion will have tests performed on Monday while the Cavs prepare to play the Pistons on Tuesday.
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Marion’s playing time has dwindled in recent weeks, partly because of the injury. The four-time All-Star began the season in the starting lineup, but the addition of guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert has cut into his minutes.
Marion is averaging a career-low 4.9 points in 20 minutes. Although he hasn’t been a major contributor, Marion has been praised by Cavs coach David Blatt for his leadership.