Lakers Waive Kendall Marshall

The Lakers waived point guard Kendall Marshall, who started 45 games during the 2013-14 season, on Friday morning.

A rash of injuries to point guards on the Lakers’ roster early in the season resulted in Marshall’s calling up from the NBA D-League in mid-December, and the North Carolina product quickly exceeded expectations.

Appearing in 54 games (eighth on the team), Marshall averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists (second in the league to Chris Paul) and 2.9 rebounds on 40.6 percent field goals plus 39.9 percent from three. In Marshall’s best stretch of the season in January, he tossed at least 10 assists and scored at least 10 points in five consecutive games.

L.A. currently has Jeremy Lin, Steve Nash and Jordan Clarkson – L.A.'s 2014 second round draft pick – on the roster at the point guard position.