Sixers Ink Point Guard Kendall Marshall
Marshall is an interesting signing for the Sixers, like Tony Wroten, he is recovering from a torn ACL. Marshall tore his ACL in January and it's unclear whether he'll be ready to start the season, there is not a lot of competition at the point guard position, making Marshall's chances of not only making the team, but getting major minutes very good. He should compete with Wroten for the starting point guard position.
Marshall was originally the 13th overall pick by Phoenix in the 2012 NBA Draft and appeared in seven games for the Delaware 87ers, the Sixers NBA Development League Affiliate, during the 2013-14 campaign, where he averaged 19 points and 10 assists per game on 46% shooting from three-point range.
Marshall appeared in 54 games for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2013-14 season, where he made 45 starts and averaged eight points and nine assists (with a 3.2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio) in 29 minutes per game. He joined the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2014-15 season and posted averages of four points and three assists in 14 minutes per game.
A two-year stand out for the University of North Carolina, Marshall dished out an Atlantic Coast Conference record 351 assists in 2011-12 and went on to win the 2012 Bob Cousy Award, which is bestowed upon the nation’s top point guard in NCAA Division I.