When the Sixers signed Kendall Marshall during the offseason, it was curious for a couple of reasons. The first was the size of the contract, which fully guaranteed this season at more than $2 million. But the second was perhaps more interesting.

Marshall was coming off of a torn ACL injury, and there was no guarantee he'd be available at the start of the season. Sixers GM Sam Hinkie told ESPN, however, that the team thought he would be, and simply made a mistake with the prediction.

Marshall being ready on opening night wouldn't have made a huge difference this season, though he's certainly a capable point guard that would have made things easier offensively. But if you're as deep into a rebuilding as the Sixers are, you really can't afford to make these types of mistakes.

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