The Philadelphia 76ers are finalizing a multi-year deal with point guard Kendall Marshall, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is reportedly fully guaranteed for this upcoming season.
Marshall played in 28 games last season for the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 4.2 points and 3.1 assists in 14.9 minutes per game before tearing his ACL. He’s still rehabbing the injury, but the 24-year-old is expected to be back sometime during the first half of the year.
The Sixers will be Marshall’s fourth different team in four years, and technically his fifth. He was selected 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in 2012, only to be traded to the Washington Wizards in October 2013 and then waived before playing a game in the nation’s capital.
After a stint in the D-League, Marshall signed with the Los Angeles Lakers and enjoyed a strong season, averaging 8.0 points and 8.8 assists while shooting just under 40 percent from three in 54 games. He started 45 of those contests and played 29.0 minutes per game.
However, the Lakers waived Marshall last summer, and he was then picked up by Milwaukee. After he tore his ACL, he was traded back to the Suns and then waived.
Now set to join Philly, Marshall will get the opportunity to earn a good chunk of minutes when he’s healthy. The Sixers don’t really have a legitimate starting-caliber point guard on the roster, so a bevy of players will compete for the minutes at that position. This should be a good fit for the lefty, and his ability to facilitate should help the young bigs on the roster.