Apr 7, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Kendall Marshall (12) dribbles the ball up the court against the New Orleans Hornets in the first half at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers sign Kendall Marshall

After suffering an injury to their fourth different point guard, this one a de facto point guard, the Lakers finally brought in a natural point guard.



After Kobe Bryant was announced to be out six weeks with a fractured bone near his knee, the Lakers were without a choice in bringing in a natural point guard. As it stands, Xavier Henry will likely start at point guard for the Lakers tomorrow when they host the Timberwolves.


Marshall’s one year in the league with the Suns saw him average 3 points and 3 assists a game. He has since spent the season in the D-League, averaging a far more respectable 19.4 points and 9.6 assists on 41.9% field goal shooting.


Marshall will likely be thrown in to the rotation head first, with Jordan Farmar not set to return for another week.

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  • Conor Cahill

    Definitely seems like a depth move to me. I doubt he sees the court before Farmar comes back.

  • Conor Cahill

    Could have some upside though… Kupchack loves to sign ex-1st rounders

  • hookedonnews

    Sounds like a wise move. If anyone can turn this guy into a good PG it’s D’Antoni. Maybe Nash can help him, too. Would have liked to have seen them get Shumpert, but he probably would want too much money.

  • David

    I see he played a year at North Carolina , we know Mitch loves this about him, I’m in favor of any point guard under 25