Los Angeles Lakers sign Kendall Marshall

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 Sports

According to Yahoo, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal with 22-year-old point guard and former lottery pick Kendall Marshall.

Desperate to replenish their guard depth, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal with former NBA lottery pick Kendall Marshall, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

(via Yahoo)

The Lakers are in desperate need of point guard depth and have decided to bring Marshall out of the D-League. With both Steve Nash, who will be sidelined for another month, and Steve Blake injured, Kobe Bryant was called upon to take over the ball-handling duties. Unfortunately, Kobe suffered a fracture in his knee and is out for six weeks, so it’s understandable that the team went after a point guard.

Marshall was drafted 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2012 draft but the team quickly gave up on him. Marshall had tough rookie year, averaging just three points and three assists per game. He was also pretty inefficient as he shot 37.1% from the field and 57.1% from the free throw line.


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