Kendall Marshall immediately waived by Utah Jazz; where to next?
The trade that happened on Friday morning sent center Tibor Pleiss, two 2nd round draft picks, and cash considerations to the Sixers for Marshall’s services.
Philadelphia is sending guard Kendall Marshall to Utah for Tibor Pleiss, two future second-round picks and cash, sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) August 26, 2016
With teams shuffling the decks and trying to see how to get the most bang for their buck, the NBA is bound to see more of the these trade-and-waive deals as we approach the start of pre-season.
His best year was in Los Angeles, where he started 45 of 54 games and scored 8 points with 8.8 assists and 1 steal per game.
The 6-foot-4 guard is an excellent passer with great instinct, can shoot the three when needed but lacks aggression and defensive dexterity.
The lack of development in his game can be largely attributed to the need for consistency, as he’s played for five coaches in four years.
A great landing spot for him could be the Houston Rockets, who only have four guards on their roster. A lot of Rockets like to shoot it, but there aren’t enough players to get the ball to them.
Don’t rule out a chance with the Portland Trailblazers, who could play Shabazz Napier at the off-guard with Allen Crabbe at the wing. They will likely need to move a contract or two to make room for Marshall.