HoopsHype Kendall Marshall rumors


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The Lakers will likely exercise their team option on Marshall despite his weaknesses. It helps that Marshall’s non-guaranteed contract will cost a $915,242, far from the NBA’s average salary of $5.5 million. Los Angeles Daily News

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They also plan to keep Marshall, the 13th selection in the 2012 draft, whom they signed as a free agent a little more than three months ago. He averages 8.9 assists, but his shooting accuracy has dropped every month: 57.1% in four December games, 43.5% in January, 39.8% in February and 33.7% in March. The key for Marshall, 22, is his relatively inexpensive non-guaranteed contract — $915,243 next season in a league in which the average salary is about $5.5 million. Los Angeles Times

The Lakers have a team option to keep Marshall next season. "He's going to have to develop a grittiness like Andre Miller has developed," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He gives up a lot of foot speed but you've got to do it by angles and do it by anticipating. I think it's a little bit of playing a lot, which he has. Now, he's got to be able to put in that grit and determination. What he does, he does really well. He just can't have a day where you're not thinking real hard because you're not going to make it up with your physical speed. "Sometimes, your confidence leaves you when you sleepwalk a couple times and then you play real bad and you lose your confidence." Arizona Republic

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