Apr 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendall Marshall (12) dribbles past Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) as Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill (27) defends at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Bucks to Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers, According to Reports

The Bucks entered this week with questions, if not glaring holes, in the backcourt.

By Saturday evening, some of those questions appear to  be answered.

Days after coming to an agreement with combo guard Jerryd Bayless, Marc Stein reports that the Bucks will be claiming Kendall Marshall off waivers:

Marshall is a 6’4″ point guard entering his third season in the association. He might be one of the purest point guards in the league, to the extreme that passing is about all he has shown thus far. In 102 games – 48 starts – he has averaged 6.1 apg.

The knock is that’s about all he does. He is not a scorer, though he did show a bit of range last year, shooting 39.9 percent from deep. His percentages – 39.6 FG%, 54.0 FT%, 48.4 TS% – are not the stuff of dreams.

Fortunately, the Bucks don’t need scorers. On offense, they need three-point shooters and distributors. Marshall fits the bill for a fantastic price.  I was interested in trading Marshall for a second rounder, now we get to try the young man out without losing an asset.

More young assets are always good.  Marshall will set up our prospects and maybe hit a few threes.  You can’t ask for much more in a backup PG.  The Bucks get to mess with another major market at no real cost.  This is a small move, but a Win for Bucks fans.

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