Published On: Fri, Aug 26th, 2016

Report: Sixers deal Kendall Marshall to Jazz for Tibor Pleiss

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John Geliebter / USA TODAY Sports

Regardless of who’s in charge, the Philadelphia 76ers insist on cornering the market for second-round picks.

The Sixers will trade point guard Kendall Marshall to the Utah Jazz for center Tibor Pleiss, two future second-round picks, and cash, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

This transaction allows Utah to dump $3 million in salary owed to Pleiss, while taking on Marshall’s non-guaranteed figure of $2 million. The Jazz plan to waive Marshall before his contract is guaranteed.

Utah’s clever maneuver brings their payroll down to $79 million. That gives them nearly $15 million of cap room in which they can use to negotiate a potential extension for Gordon Hayward.

As for the Sixers, they get two picks as a sweetener for taking on Pleiss, who showed some potential in Utah as a backup center.



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