March 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Xavier Henry (7) moves the ball as guard Kent Bazemore (6) provides the screen against San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

NEWS: Lakers Waive Kendall Marshall, Sign Xavier Henry

The Lakers waived point guard Kendall Marshall. The lottery pick who was drafted by the Phoenix Suns, traded to the Wizards, cut by the Wizards and played in the D-League before the Lakers picked him up in December of 2013 averaged 8 points and 9 assists while shooting 40% from the three point line. If he clears waivers the Lakers hope to re-sign Kendall but he will have several suitors who are in need of a back up point guard they can get cheap. The acquisitions of Jeremy Lin and Jordan Clarkson reduced Kendall to the third point guard in the rotation mainly because of his inability to score and to consistently get into the paint.

Apr 2, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendall Marshall (12) reacts after a Lakers

The Lakers also signed Xavier Henry to a one year minimum deal. Xavier had the best year of his career before he went down with a knee and wrist injury. Xavier had several suitors including the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers but he preferred to stay with the Lakers to build upon what he started last year before his injury when he played in 43 games. Most likely Xavier will join the second unit of Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson on the perimeter.

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