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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  • Delyce22

    Why would they bring him back even as a back up to Lin? You have Clarkson, Lin, Nash (i know he will not be healthy the entire season but will give the team some minutes). Then you have the Kobester who can play the point and will have the ball in his hands most of the time when he is on the floor and Xavier can play the point for some minutes. So if they bring Marshall back he is still going to be in the same predicament, riding the bench. I think he would rather be picked up by a team as a back up where he will get minutes.

    • Dino Madness

      Unfortunately this had to be done for cap room purposes and now that Marshall has been release another team could pick him off from waivers so he is most likely gone because of how cheaply any other team can get him for. There are many teams that have room for another back up guard and at the minimum there’s nothing to loose for any team that picks him up.

  • p.rob.

    Bottom line Lakers gnna lose a nice PG, cos of that Disease called Nash.LA stuck with this guy..Nash should be at the very END OF THE BENCH he is DONE like a 2hour steak on the grill..good luck K.Marshall where ever you end up..thanx for the Quality mins last season, which much more than Nash will ever do this season!

  • Thomas Lucas

    Somebody take Nash out to the woodshed and $&@?

  • thomas rickard

    About time