Los Angeles Lakers plans go awry in their horror off-season.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ off-season goes from back to worse with news the will loose point guard Kendall Marshall to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Marshall was waived by the Lakers in a bid t re-sign him at a more friendly contract as they looked to round out their rosters with some mid-level players this off-season.
The Lakers expected their plan to go off without a hitch, but the Bucks look set to swoop in and steal Marshall out from under the noses of the LA team.
Bingo, I got action.
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) July 19, 2014
Marshall landed on is feet last season after he was moved from Phoenix to the Staples Center, with the 22-year-old showing what he can do if his teammates get open for him.
Using vision that comes with being 6’4″ at the point guard position, Marshall had the second most assists in the NBA after the All-Star break, beaten only by Washington’s John Wall.
On paper it is a smart pick up for the Bucks as Marshall will bring a pass first mentality, with his slowly improving offensive game not needed as much as it was with the Lakers side lurching from one disaster to the next last year.
While the Bucks are hardly a high flyer in the league at the moment, they did finish with the worst record in the NBA in 2013-14 after all, they have more interesting pieces for Marshall to work with.
Jabari Parker is the new big name in the side but Giannis Anteokounmpo should also be a big target for Marshall as he looks set to join his third NBA team in as many seasons.