Kendall Marshall lands in the D-League


(Reuters)

Former Bishop O’Connell star Kendall Marshall has finally found a landing spot more than a month after being released by the Washington Wizards.

The Delaware 87ers, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, claimed Marshall off waivers on Wednesday and will give him a chance to get his career back on track.

Marshall was acquired by Washington from the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 24 as a throw-in — along with Shannon Brown and Malcolm Lee — to help the salaries match up for the deal that landed Marcin Gortat.

The Wizards sent Emeka Okafor and a protected first-round pick to the Suns. They cut Marshall three days later, giving the 6-foot-4 point guard his full $2 million salary.

Marshall, the 13th pick of the 2012 draft, averaged three points and three assists as a rookie last season while backing up Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic. He signed a D-League contract last week, which subjecting him to the waiver system. If he performs well with the 87ers, Marshall could join the 76ers but they would have to release a player on their active roster to make room.

Brown and Lee have yet to sign with other teams.

Michael Lee is the national basketball writer for The Washington Post.

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