I've heard rumors that the Knicks are getting close to buying out Marbury. I've heard rumors that the experiment of playing Marion and Beasley together isn't working, and Marion has to go, (they are both natural SF's). Finally, I heard rumors about a month ago, about trading Marbury for Marion.
Why this deal makes sense:
They are both in the final year of their contracts, so it won't hurt your team past this season. Marbury is making roughly 20 million, and Marion roughly 18 million, they are within 10% of eachother almost. May need a throw in player. Marion is playing on a team that has a SF of the future in Beasley, but needs a strong PG, that can score a little bit (Marbury). The Knicks have a few PG's, but after drafting Bad Back Gallanari, could use a defensive SF, that can score. Marion is also familiar with Dantoni's system, and wouldn't have to adjust.
Why it won't work:
The Heat believe Marbury will be a cancer to the team, and want to bring Mario Chalmers along fast. It's been said that Marion is a bit of a baby himself, and since Dantoni knows him, but still hasn't asked to trade for him, is a red flag. Maybe he thinks he's better off without him.
I think all in all, I'd rather have Marion on the team this year playing for the Knicks, and Steph actually playing PG for the Heat, than watch both in bad situations. It's bad for everyone. If your going to buy out someone, buy out Jerome James for 6 million, instead of Marbury for 20 million. He'd take less on a buyout anyway, and the few years he has left on the team are still LESS than what Marbury is making this season. Than you can still go ahead and sign Pat Ewing Jr.