Kendall Marshall plays his first minutes with the Los Angeles Lakers

12/22/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

April 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Kendall Marshall (12) drives to the basket during the second half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.  The Nuggets won 118-98.  Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY SportsWith a desperate need for a point guard, the Los Angeles Lakers signed Kendall Marshall, who saw his first minutes on Saturday night.

The guard first came into the game in the first half, where he played for two minutes and turned the ball over twice. Coach Mike D’Antoni quickly took Marshall out of the game, but put him back in during garbage time at the end of the second half. That’s when Marshall took his only shot, a 3-pointer, which he made look easy. However, he had two more turnovers.

When asked about how his new player did, D’Antoni said:

D'Antoni on Kendall Marshall in the few mins he saw him play: "It's hard, didn't see a whole lot." (on TWC)

— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) December 22, 2013
It really isn’t fair to assess how Marshall will fit in with this system, especially since the lineups have been constantly changing since the beginning of the season.

Marshall has already had quite a journey in the NBA, after spending a year with the Phoenix Suns, and then was waived by the Washington Wizards after being traded to them. He’s signed a non-guaranteed contract with the purple and gold.
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