(NEW YORK) — In an effort to save salary cap space, The Los Angeles Lakers waived point guard Kendall Marshall with hopes of re-signing him. Instead, ESPN is reporting that the Milwaukee Bucks will put a claim in on him and his rights will become the team’s property.
Marshall started 45 games for the Lakers last season and resurrected his career after he spent time in the NBA Developmental League after he was drafted 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns back in 2012.
The Lakers were hoping that no one would put in a claim on him, and would then re-sign him to a more team-friendly deal.
Even though he has trouble shooting the ball, Marshall has proved himself to be a more that reliable point guard at the NBA level.
In 54 games this past sesaon, Marshall averaged 8.0 points and 8.8 assists per game.
With the Bucks having rookie Jabari Parker and sophomore Giannis Antetokounmpo, Marshall will likely be counted on to be a distributor and lock down the point guard position.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN