When the Sixers signed point guard Kendall Marshall, the team knew that he was coming off of an ACL tear that he suffered in the latter stages of last season with the Bucks. He was signed with a long term vision in mind like most of the Sixers’ off-season moves..but unfortunately it looks as though he won’t be available for the season opener.
Marshall looks to fit in perfectly with the organisation. Having started 51 out of his 130 games, he has more experience than both Wroten and Canaan and has proven with his former teams that he has the ability to lead a team down the court. A .405 FG percentage and his 706 assists mean he’s not only experienced but also incredibly efficient in helping his teammates. Something the Sixers have longed for since parting ways with MCW. But to see what he can do in a Sixers jersey, we will have to wait. Keith Pompey from the Philadelphia Inquirer noted that Marshall will be out for the opening games as he is still recovering from the torn ACL.
The deal could see him at the team for up to four seasons so a couple of months at the start of his first isn’t really anything to worry about, but a slight disappointment nonetheless.