HoopsHype Kendall Marshall rumors


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Kelly and Marshall were in rare agreement last month when they both ribbed Lakers teammate and onetime Syracuse standout Wesley Johnson after Orange Coach Jim Boeheim ran onto the court to protest an official's call near the end of a loss to Duke, resulting in his ejection. "They asked if I had ever seen him get emotional like that," Johnson said, "and I said, 'A little bit, but not that much.'" Los Angeles Times

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That doesn’t account for all the times Augustin simply beat Irving off the dribble, but he’s not alone. Just within the last three weeks, here are the point guards that have really hurt the Cavs: Denver’s Ty Lawson had 19 points and 11 assists (averages 18 ppg, 8.9 apg), Portland’s Damian Lillard had 28 points and 5 assists (averages 21.2 ppg, 5.8 apg), the Lakers’ Kendall Marshall had 10 points and 16 assists (averages 10.1 ppg, 9.1 apg), Sacramento’s Isaiah Thomas had 26 points and 6 assists (averages 19.5 ppg, 6.3 apg), Utah rookie Trey Burke had 17 points and 6 assists (averages 13.5 ppg, 5.6 apg) and Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams had 33 points and 5 assists (17.5 ppg, 6.7 apg). Akron Beacon Journal

January 26, 2014 Updates

Marshall said he has been encouraged by his North Carolina brethren, including Vince Carter, John Henson, Marvin Williams, and Harrison Barnes. They tell him he has NBA talent but needed the right avenue. His perseverance and patience appear to be paying dividends. “I feel a lot of people do go through [what I have] in their career, just not as early as I have,” Marshall said. “Most guys, the first team you were drafted by, you are usually with them two to three years. I know guys do go through it but usually not when you’re a rookie, 21 years old. “As a competitor, you keep a checklist of things in your head. All the people that doubted you or cut you or waived you. You want to go out there every day and not just prove to them or prove to yourself, but prove to the league that they made a mistake.” Boston Globe

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He was taken No. 13 overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2012 NBA draft but saw minimal playing time his rookie season and struggled when he did get on the floor. Shortly before the start of this season, he was traded to the Washington Wizards as part of a package headlined by Marcin Gortat and immediately cut. He played briefly in the NBA Development League before catching on with the Lakers when point guards Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar went down with injuries. "At first it was kind of a shock," Marshall told USA TODAY Sports. "I don't think anybody imagines that they'll be out of the league after one year. But once I got back on the court, working out, focusing on getting better, I was a lot more confident going into the D-League." USA Today Sports

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Morris was somewhat disappointed when the Lakers chose to sign Kendall Marshall after multiple injuries at the point guard position. "I think Kendall's performances in the D-League kind of caught [Jim] Buss' eye,' " said Morris. "It's just an honor just to be considered. When you leave somewhere, kind of mutually, just to have that they would think about you is a great feeling." While he didn't get another chance with the Lakers, Morris is glad to see Marshall have success. "I was happy for Kendall. You learn that in this league, when you have the right attitude about other people's success, it helps yours," said Morris. "That's what I love about the NBA. It just keeps you humble. You can be up, and you can be down, but you learn that the great ones are that just stay level. Watching Kobe [Bryant, he] just stays level." Los Angeles Times

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Kendall Marshall, the UNC grad that just a few weeks ago was playing basketball for the Delaware 87ers, led the banged-up Los Angeles Lakers with 20 points and 15 assists in a huge win over the Utah Jazz Friday night. Marshall, the 14th different player to start a game for the Lakers this season, signed a two-year, nonguaranteed contract that the Lakers need to decide on soon, but Friday’s outburst may have earned him a permanent spot. It remains to be seen whether his performance was impressive enough to get a follow from Kobe Bryant. For The Win

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Marshall will become the sixth player to start a game at the point for Los Angeles when it hosts the Utah Jazz on Friday night, coach Mike D'Antoni said after practice Thursday. Marshall, whom the Lakers plucked from the D-League less than two weeks ago, will start in place of Jordan Farmar. ESPN.com

January 2, 2014 Updates

Mike Trudell: D'Antoni confirmed that Kendall Marshall will start at PG, with Farmar's torn hamstring (4 weeks) plus Blake and Nash still being out. Twitter @LakersReporter

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