The Bucks are planning to pick up former Lakers point guard Kendall Marshall from the waiver wire, according to a tweet Saturday night from Marc Stein of ESPN.
On Friday, Los Angeles waived the 22-year-old but Stein said the team was planning on picking him back up once eligible despite its crowded backcourt of Kobe Bryant, Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash and Nick Young.
Marshall, a savvy D-league product out of UNC, averaged 8.0 points and 8.8 assists per game while shooting 39.9 percent from three-point range. He only played 54 games but would've tied John Wall and Ty Lawson for No. 2 in the NBA in assists if eligible. He was one of only two players last season to average at least eight assists and shoot better than 39 percent from the arc -- the other being Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry.
If Milwaukee does succeed in picking him up, Marshall will join a mostly young core backcourt of Brandon Knight, O.J. Mayo, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ramon Sessions.
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