SEPTEMBER 9TH, 5:48pm: The signing is official, the team announced in a press release.
SEPTEMBER 4TH, 5:34pm: The Sixers are set to sign unrestricted free agent point guard Kendall Marshall, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports. The deal is said to be a multiyear arrangement, and Marshall’s salary for the 2015/16 campaign will be fully guaranteed, Wojnarowski adds. Philadelphia currently has a roster count of 19 players, though only 12 possess fully guaranteed deals.
The addition of Marshall comes as little surprise, with Michael Kaskey-Blomain of ESPN’s TrueHoop Network first reporting Philly’s interest in the point guard, and Jake Fischer of SI Now first reported that Marshall had been working out with the Sixers at their practice facility over the past few days. Marshall is still recovering from a torn ACL, and he is expected to be ready to return to action sometime during the first half of the upcoming season, league sources have informed the Yahoo scribe.
Marshall’s 2014/15 campaign was cut short when he tore his right ACL in January while playing for the Bucks, who had made the unusual move of guaranteeing his non-guaranteed salary before the season, more than two months before they needed to make a decision on the matter. The 24-year-old made 28 appearances for Milwaukee prior to his injury, and he averaged 4.2 points, 1.0 rebound, and 3.1 assists in 14.9 minutes per contest. His career numbers through parts of three NBA seasons are 5.3 PPG, 1.7 RPG, and 5.4 APG to go along with a slash line of .405/.377/.593.