In two different moves on Tuesday, Kendall Marshall and Marquis Teague will both be suiting up for Developmental League teams.
Kendall Marshall was claimed by the Delaware 87ers, D-League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The 22-year-old, who was released by the Washington Wizards following their trade for Marcin Gortat, turned down offers to play professional basketball overseas.
The No. 13 overall pick in the 2012 draft appeared in 48 games for the Phoenix Suns last season, averaging 3 points and 3 assists in over 14 minutes per contest.
In other D-League news, the Chicago Bulls have assigned Marquis Teague to the Iowa Energy.
Over the weekend, coach Tom Thibodeau had begun playing veteran Mike James over Teague and it became clear that Teague had fallen out of the rotation. The No. 29 overall pick, also in the 2012 draft was averaging 1.2 points in just under nine minutes per contest this season, while only shooting 16.7 percent from the field.
The assignment, however, is more for development than punishment.
“Marquis is doing great,’’ general manager Gar Forman told the Chicago-Sun Times. “We see an opportunity for him to get some significant time on the floor. We see it as short-lived. He’s still 20 years old, he’s still young. We like Marquis’ potential, but for his development there might be scenarios throughout the season where he gets playing time down there.’’
The Sevens face-off against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday night, while the Energy’s next game is Friday night against the Erie BayHawks.
UPDATE (12/3, 11:30 p.m):
Mike James has gone down with an apparent knee injury, forcing the Bulls to recall Teague to the team.