The Lakers needed to let Marshall go in order to maximize their cap space to fulfill promises to re-sign
Once a player is placed on waivers, teams have 48 hours to claim their services. The Bucks, by virtue of their league-worst 15-67 record last season, had priority over any other team who might have had an interest in Marshall.
Had the North Carolina point guard hit free agency, the Lakers might have looked to re-sign him at the same $915,243 salary -- after using their cap room. Once teams are over the
Through 54 appearances with the Lakers last season, Marshall averaged 8.0 points and 8.8 assists.
The Lakers have point guards
The team may sign second-round pick Jordan Clarkson (46th), a promising combination guard, but the Lakers may still need to add one more true point guard to the roster.