Gosselin: But Marion's got the defense, and that's not a statistic that you see. Again, as a body of work, over the whole season he's been there every night. He's been consistent every night. He's been the most consistent player on a team that's in playoff contention. I would think that makes him the best player. Kidd hasn't been there, Nowitzki hasn't been there, Odom hasn't been there almost all season. The one guy that's held the thing together is Shawn Marion. If you want to pick an All-Star based on merit, I think it'd be Marion. But again, it's not about merit. It's about big names and all-stars and reputations.
Why Shawn Marion -- not Dirk -- has been the Mavericks' best player this year
Dallas Morning News | Feb 14