In this file photo, the Lakers’ Kendall Marshall (12) shoots a fade away jump
shot against the Jazz in a NBA Western Conference basketball game at the Staples Center on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, Los Angeles, Calif. The Lakers lost 79-96. (Photo by Steve McCrank/Daily Breeze file)
To help free up cap space to their growing roster, the Lakers have waived point guard Kendall Marshall, according to league sources familiar with the situation.
The Lakers have nine players under contract, including Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Robert Sacre, Jeremy Lin, Jordan Hill, Nick Young, Ed Davis and Carlos Boozer, whom was claimed off waivers for about $3 million after the Lakers waived him through the amnesty provision. Marshall was slated to make $915,000 this season, but his position frees up a cap hold that allows the Lakers to absorb the other contracts.
The Lakers will place Marshall on waivers, but they have interest in re-signing him should he go unclaimed. Marshall also had interest in staying with the Lakers, who selected him out of the Development League last season amid a rash of injuries to Steve Nash (back), Steve Blake (right elbow) and Jordan Farmar (left hamstring). Marshall averaged eight points and 8.8 assists in 54 games, though he faced inconsistency on defense and shooting.
Marshall also averaged 8.3 points three assists through four games on the Lakers’ Las Vegas Summer League team. The Lakers currently have three point guards in Lin, Nash and Jordan Clarkson, who has a non-guaranteed deal.
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