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Kendall Marshall sent to Phoenix in Knight deal, will be waived

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As part of the three-team deal that sent point guard Brandon Knight to the Phoenix Suns and brought Michael Carter-Williams to Milwaukee, the Bucks shipped injured guard Kendall Marshall to Phoenix in order to clear a roster spot. Milwaukee also acquired Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee in the three-for-one deal. With Knight and Marshall outgoing and a buyout of Larry Sanders expected to be finalized soon, the Bucks will be back to a 15-man roster. Marshall is currently recovering from a torn ACL suffered on January 15.

According to The Arizona Republic's Paul Coro, the Suns, who drafted Marshall 13th overall in the 2012 NBA Draftare expected to waive him immediately.

Marshall appeared in 28 games for the Bucks, averaging under 15 minutes per game, but had good per-minute numbers and was starting to claim a larger role on the team prior to his injury.

While it's very early to speculate on what might happen in the coming offseason, it's worth noting that Milwaukee can re-sign Marshall, who will be an unrestricted free agent, beginning on July 1st. However, with Carter-Williams, Ennis, and Jerryd Bayless all under contract for next season, the Bucks may have no need for anther point guard.