Marion is the franchise cornerstone. If he leaves then it is bad news for the Suns. I'm sooo excited and glad that the Suns got his contract extended. After all, what would the Suns be without Marion??
Agreed, the Suns future is now looking a lot brighter. I thought that Marion might pass up the Suns to get either more money or a team that wins more games. I'm glad he's smart enough to know that soon, these Suns will start winning, but for now he can just enjoy the fame. I'm soooooo glad he decided to stay!
The Suns can now build around Marion that they signed him to a long term deal. It appears they are building for the future by drafting Stoudamire. The feature is starting to look brighter for the Suns.