Saturday , Jan , 24 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Shawn Marion Sitting in Anticipation of Trade?

It’s difficult to tell which of the two is hurting Shawn Marion more these days.

His pride. Or his strained left groin.

It’s hard to tell which of the two is keeping him out of the lineup more, with the trade winds howling as the Feb. 19 trading deadline looms.

Will Marion be held out of Saturday’s game against Orlando because the Heat doesn’t want to risk more damage to Marion’s body — and risk losing him for a larger chunk of games? Or is this about holding him back to ensure he doesn’t go out and rip the groin apart and damage — beyond repair — his trade value in advance of the deadline?,136570