UPDATES & NEWS
Lakers waiving guard Kendall Marshall, but have interest in bringing him back on a new deal if he clears waivers.
Marshall finished the year as one of the leagues top assist men once he became the Lakers starting point guard. He finished the year averaging 8.8 assists but the acquisition of Jeremy Lin who is more offensively talented has made Marshall expendable to the Lakers though he would be a great backup point guard in this league.ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Yunel Escobar said his groin is improving and will work out prior to Sunday's game.
The MRI on Escobar came back clean, so that's great news. He's still not 100-percent though and will continue to be held out. Escobar believes that he can avoid the DL and will work out prior to the game to prove it. Obviously though, if he doesn't show the improvement in the workout, the team could hold him out a little while longer. The club can go with Danny Espinosa at third and Dan Uggla at second. They also called up Emanuel Burris who can play all over the infield. Analysis: Howard Bender