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.
ESPN sources say Bucks will be claiming Kendall Marshall off waivers as soon as possible, foiling Lakers' plans of re-signing @KButter5— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 19, 2014
- Marc Weinreich