The Los Angeles Lakers, in hopes of signing Carmelo Anthony or possibly even LeBron James decided to renounce their rights to Kent Bazemore earlier this offseason. It was a move made to clear as much salary as possible but the Lakers whiffed on both players and Bazemore ended up leaving to sign with the Atlanta Hawks.
A similar move was made just a few days ago as the team released Kendall Marshall, though fully hoped to bring him back once he cleared waivers. Only problem? That’s not going to happen as ESPN reports the Milwaukee Bucks are expected to claim Kendall Marshall leaving the Lakers without their backup point guard.
ESPN sources say Bucks will be clamining Kendall Marshall off waivers as soon as possible, foiling Lakers' plans of re-signing @KButter5
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 19, 2014
It’s a little odd that the Bucks would feel the need to bring in Kendall Marshall considering they already have both Brandon Knight and Nate Wolters but the former first round picked showed off some impressive talents in Hollywood last season, so they’re likely hoping they’ve found a diamond in the rough.
Even had the Bucks not put in a waiver claim on Kendall Marshall it’s probably safe to assume that another team would have done so as well considering so many franchises are said to be interested in a third-string point guard, a role that Marshall should thrive in.
Adding Marshall, despite the fact they already have Knight and Wolters should prove to be a solid move for the Milwaukee Bucks and yet another blunder for the Los Angeles Lakers who’ve had a disappointing offseason by their standards so far.