Found July 21, 2014 on Sports-Glory:
This isn’t your father’s Milwaukee Bucks. A franchise that had spent decades of summer days overspending for middling free-agent talent just to try to sneak into the Eastern Conference playoff chase, has now been transformed into one that is looking for, finding, and executing shrewd basketball moves. Over the weekend, the Bucks did just that by claiming former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendall Marshall off the waiver wire. Marshall was a rare bright spot for the Kobe Bryant-less Lakers in 2014, averaging 8.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 8.8 assists in his second season out of the University of North Carolina. He was waived by the team in order to create extra salary cap space, and the Lakers had hoped that they would be able to retain him if he had gone unclaimed. But that will not be the case, as the Bucks swooped into acquire the former 2012 lottery pick and reunite him with his former Tar Heel teammate, PF John Henson. In Milwaukee Marshall will likely be given every chance to earn big minutes at the point, possibly even as the starter. The Bucks currently only have Nate Wolters, Brandon Knight and O. J. Mayo under contract at either guard position. I’d like to thank the entire @Lakers organization for giving me a chance. from management, coaches, to teammates. — Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) July 20, 2014 Follow @QuinnOnSports The post Bucks claim PG Kendall Marshall off waivers appeared first on Sports Glory.

Kendall Marshall Thanks Chipotle After Release From LA

New Milwaukee Bucks PG Kendall Marshall may have just earned himself a sponsorship deal. After being released by the Lakers and signed by the Bucks this week, the former North Carolina point guard tweeted out his thanks to LA for his time playing there. The 22-year-old also extended a thank-you to the Mexican restaurant Chipotle. […] The post Kendall Marshall Thanks Chipotle After...

Andrei Kirilenko critical of Jason Kidd's tenure with Nets

PHOTO COURTESY: NED DISMAN/GETTY IMAGES VIA BLEACHER REPORT New York can be a tough place to live, especially if you are an athlete.  Some guys simply can’t hack the constant pressure that the Big Apple brings. Was that the case for Jason Kidd?  Andrei Kirilenko thinks so. In an interview with a Russian tabloid SovSport, Kirilenko took some shots at his former coach Kidd when...

Milwaukee Bucks: Kendall Marshall and Jerryd Bayless Contract Grades

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Bucks Sign Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

Article via: The Bucks officially claimed PG Kendall Marshall off waivers on Sunday. Marshall’s contract will pay him a relatively meager $915k next season, making him a cost-effective addition to the Bucks’ backcourt. He started 45 games for L.A. last year, and despite struggling after the All-Star break he still shot 39.9 percent from downtown. Unfortunately...

Andrei Kirilenko Says Kidd 'couldn't handle' the Pressure of New York

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Andrei Kirilenko Criticizes Jason Kidd

After the entire Jason Kidd soap opera played out in Brooklyn earlier this offseason, current members of the Nets were swept under the rug. The primary focus was on Kidd’s relationship with the ownership group and his eventual move to the Milwaukee Bucks.  This doesn’t mean that Nets players are without an opinion on this topic. Veteran forward Andrei Kirilenko had this to...

New Bucks coach Jason Kidd “The Wizards will be one of the top teams in the East”

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Bucks Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

The Milwaukee Bucks have been awarded the contract of guard Kendall Marshall on a waiver claim. Marshall was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on July 18. Appearing in 54 games for the Lakers in 2013-14, Marshall, 22, averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per contest. In his best stretch of the season in January, he tallied at least 10 assists and scored at least 10 points...

Bucks News: Milwaukee will claim Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall was waived recently by the Los Angeles Lakers, but it appears he won't be without a job in the NBA next season.  League sources are reporting that Marshall will be claimed off of waivers by the Milwaukee Bucks.Photo by U.S. Navy via Wikimedia CommonsAdrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports first reported on Friday that Marshall would be waived by the Lakers; however...

Bucks To Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

The Milwaukee Bucks will pick up Kendall Marshall, who was recently waived by the Lakers, according to CBSSports. Marshall, 22, averaged 8.0 points and 8.8 assists in 54 games with the Lakers last season. He shot 40.6% from the field and 39.9% from the three-point line. The Bucks also have... The post Bucks To Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers appeared first on Hoops-Nation.

Is Jabari Parker the next Carmelo Anthony?

Jabari Parker’s summer league journey may be over for now, but he made some good impressions. In his final game, Parker scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, guiding the Bucks to a 79-74 win over the Warriors. This was the first game that Milwaukee fans got to see the real Jabari Parker, and it was a quite a sight. In my opinion, Parker is the future of the NBA and the future...
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