Free-agent point guard Kendall Marshall signed to a training camp contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Marshall was picked 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns out of the University of North Carolina during the 2012 NBA draft.

He has played in the NBA for four years with four NBA franchises. Marshall was out of the league during the 2016-2017 NBA season after the Utah Jazz waived him in August 2016.

Marshall averaged 5.0 points, 1.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game all throughout his NBA career.

Kendall Marshall's NBA journey

Kendall Marshall played 48 games and started five of them with the Phoenix Suns, and he averaged 3.0 points, 0.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game before they assigned him to Phoenix Suns' affiliate D-league team, the Bakersfield Jam. He started all of the nine games he played and led Bakersfield in assists with an average of 7.6 assists per game.

The Phoenix Suns recalled him in December 2012. Kendall Marshall was then traded by the Suns together with Shannon Brown, Marcin Gortat, and Malcolm Lee to the Washington Wizards for Emeka Okafor and a 2014 first round pick which was used on Tyler Ennis. The Washington Wizards waived Marshall in October 2013.

That December, Kendall Marshall signed with the Los Angeles Lakers where he averaged 8.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game. He started 45 of the 54 games he played with the Lakers before they waived him in July 2014.

The Milwaukee Bucks then claimed Marshall off of waivers. He played 28 games for Milwaukee and averaged 4.2 points, 1.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 0.8 steals per game. He was later traded by the Bucks to the Phoenix Suns as part of the three-team trade that involved few notable players including Brandon Knight, Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis, and Miles Plumlee.

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He was waived by the Phoenix before signing a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia Sixers. Marshall averaged 3.7 points, 0.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.1 blocks per game before he was traded to Utah Jazz but they immediately waived him.

How's Kendall Marshall?

In past season, Kendall Marshall started 18 out of the 21 games he played with the Reno Bighorns; the Bighorns are owned and operated by the Sacramento Kings. He averaged 15.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 9.1 assists, and 1.2 steals per game.

He was also a member of Team USA that competed in the FIBA AmeriCup tournament that won the gold medal.

It is nice to see Kendall Marshall have another opportunity to compete for an NBA team. Marshall is one of the few remaining pass-first point guards in the league that's full of scoring point guards. Kendall Marshall is also a decent three-point shooter that would help Bucks' bench if he gets a roster spot.