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In a deal constructed around salary-cap maneuvering, the Philadelphia 76ers sent guard Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for center Tibor Pleiss, two second-round picks and cash.
The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his $2 million contract becomes guaranteed Saturday, league sources told The Vertical.
The 76ers will absorb the $3 million guaranteed to Pleiss for 2016-17 and the $500,000 guaranteed on the $3.1 million in 2017-18. Pleiss, 26, joined the Jazz a year ago from Europe, but has been disappointing and has lost momentum in his NBA career.
Marshall, 25, was the 13th overall pick of the Phoenix Suns in the 2012 NBA draft. He has had stops with the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks and 76ers in his career. The Sixers moved him so late in the summer that it makes it much more difficult for him to find a guaranteed spot for training camp with another team.
Marshall had shown staying power in Milwaukee in 2014-15 before an ACL injury, and several league executives still believe there’s a spot in the league for him as a backup point guard.
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