What Does Kendall Marshall Bring To The Sixers?

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Dec 5, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Miami Heat guard Shabazz Napier (13) guards Milwaukee Bucks guard Kendall Marshall (5) in the fourth quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Can he be the starter?

As I mentioned earlier, I’m fully expecting Marshall to make the final roster. With a guaranteed contract for the season, there’s little reason to cut him. The Sixers have been watching him work out before they signed him, so they know he has talent. Getting the start at point guard, I’m not sure about, though.

There’s a lot of point guards that the Sixers have coming to training camp. The competition for the starting job is going to be intense. We haven’t seen Marshall play a full healthy year since 2014, so it’s tough to say if he’s at a level ready to start right now.

It’s also tough to say what his role will be without knowing what the Sixers intentions were in signing him. Do they want him to be a starter? Did they just bring him in to beef up their bench? We don’t know just yet what the plan is with Marshall.

Tony Wroten is one who had the starting job locked up, in the opinion of many, but when compared to Marshall, he doesn’t look too great.

Despite Marshall not being a very balanced shooter, Wroten is even less balanced. Additionally, Wroten shoots just 26% from the three point line.

I think it’s safe to say Marshall will fit well with the Sixers, and safe to say that he’s probably going to be on the final roster. As far as being the starting point guard is concerned, I’m not too sure about his chances with that just yet.

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