Kendall Marshall will miss the remainder of the 2014-2015 NBA season after suffering a torn ACL during the second quarter of the Milwaukee Bucks' January 15 victory over the New York Knicks in London. General Manager John Hammond made the announcement today.
Kendall Marshall Injury Update pic.twitter.com/Nasb3BcH7n— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) January 18, 2015
This is the second serious knee injury suffered by a Bucks player this season. Jabari Parker suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during a December 15 contest in Phoenix. Second-round pick Damien Inglis is also out for the season after undergoing ankle surgery earlier this month, and forward Ersan Ilyasova recently returned from an extended absence due to a concussion.
The Bucks had been dealing t with thin frontcourt depth issues since Parker went down, but got some relief thanks to the returns of Ilyasova and John Henson, as well as the addition of Kenyon Martin on a 10-day contract. Now they may face a similar situation in the backcourt, with Brandon Knight and Jerryd Bayless the only players left on the roster seemingly capable of manning the point guard spot. The player who would likely have slid into Marshall's role, second-year guard Nate Wolters, was waived last week to make room for Martin. He signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.