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Cavaliers' Shawn Marion adjusting to reserve role

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Shawn Marion earned the "Matrix" nickname his rookie season because of how many roles he can fill on the court. Now that he's nearing the end of his career, Marion chose to take on yet another role this season: reserve. At 36, Marion is still good enough to start for more than two-thirds of the teams in the NBA. Instead, he made that difficult transition from star to supporting cast, and while he's no longer in his prime, what's left is still very good. Marion conceded, however, that taking less money to join a new team in a reduced role required him to swallow some ego. "It's definitely an adjustment," he said. "But it's for the best. We all want to take on ...

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