Ever since Marbury told the Celtics no and bolted to China, Marbury’s name has scarcely been brought up in basketball discussions. Marbury is currently signed to the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons, which he recently appeared in the CBA All-Star game. In the game, Marbury dropped 30/10 and was awarded MVP of the game.
Some another notes about Marbury is that he average 23 ppg and 10 apg in the regular season, but his team still missed the playoffs.
Marbury is absolutely huge in China and all signs point to him staying and continuing to play in China for a while. Seeing Marbury do well is bittersweet because unlike most I was a big Marbury supporter in New York.
Marbury, as we all know was never given a chance with D’Antoni and our PG play has been awful ever since. Having Marbury around today and playing at the level he’s playing in China would be critical going forward.
Just for a moment picture this lineup for this fall:
That’s definitely a possibility for this summer just subtract Marbury. Having Marbury around now would make things look a lot better for this summer. Douglas is still very young and even though he’s shown flashes of greatness, Douglas is not ready to take this team on his shoulders, which Marbury did for years.
Getting rid of Marbury is just one more mistake to add to the Walsh/D’Antoni experiment in New York.
If you’re buying into this summer’s LeBron to New York hype, I promise you, you will be disappointed in a major way.