Shawn Marion has made a season out of guarding - and shutting down - some of the NBA's most prolific point guards.

Some of the playmakers who have felt the defensive wrath of Marion recently include Ricky Rubio (Minnesota), Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers) and Ty Lawson (Denver). However, coach Rick Carlisle said it's not etched in stone that Marion will automatically defend the opposing team's point guard.