Marble signed a contract Wednesday with Aris Thessaloniki of the Greek League, international basketball writer David Pick reports. Marble did little to show he was an NBA-caliber player during his two seasons in the league with the Magic, averaging 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game across 44 appearances while shooting a grisly 30.4 percent from the field. Unless he makes dramatic strides while in Greece, we may have seen the last of Marble at the NBA level.
Marble will be waived Friday before his contract is guaranteed, Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reports. The Magic were planning on waving Marble themselves before trading him for C.J. Wilcox, and it now looks as if the Clippers will fulfill Marble's destiny, letting him go before his 11:59 p.m. deadline Friday that would guarantee his deal. Marble has struggled in his first two NBA seasons, failing to see much of the floor and be effective when he did. He will likely have a hard time finding a new NBA home this offseason.
Marble, along with a 2020 second-round draft pick, will be traded to the Clippers in exchange for C.J. Wilcox and cash, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Magic were reportedly going to waive Marble on Thursday until the prospect of trading for Wilcox came into the picture. Marble may not last long in Los Angeles, as his contract will be nullified by the Clippers if waived by 11:59 p.m. on Friday. If the 6-6 forward does remain with the Clippers, however, he will need to improve offensively if he hopes to see the floor. Marble shot a miserable 30-percent from the field in 2015-16.
Marble played a season-high 23 minutes and tallied eight points (2-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and two steals across 23 minutes in Tuesday's 121-108 loss to the Mavericks. Mario Hezonja received the start at small forward with Evan Fournier (wrist) out for a second straight game, but it was Marble who ended up dominating the minutes, as coach Scott Skiles went away from his starters for much of the second half. It enabled Marble to see his biggest opportunity of the season to date, so it's no surprise he set personal bests in just about every statistical category. Fournier looks doubtful to play in Wednesday's tilt with the Bulls, so if Hezonja struggles early on, Marble could have another shot at seeing extensive minutes once again.
Marble did not record a stat in two minutes of action during the Magic's 108-95 loss to the Knicks on Friday. Marble has appeared in 10 games this season, and he has scored only two points. His track record speaks for itself, and at this point there's really not much reason to consider using Marble in fantasy.
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