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Kendall Marshall | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 195
College: North Carolina
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The Lakers plan to pick up Kendall Marshall's $915,000 team option.
The Lakers need bodies given their nine unrestricted free agents. Marshall was asked to do more than he's capable of this year, but got valuable experience while running the show for most of the year. In 45 starts, he averaged 8.1 points, 9.5 assists, 1.3 3-pointers and 1.0 steals. Marshall isn't a good enough shooter and has too many physical limitations to be a plus NBA point guard, but he'd be a fine backup. Apr 18 - 1:15 PM

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Kendall Marshall played just 19 minutes and failed to score in Tuesday's brutal loss to the Rockets.

He had four assists, but the Lakers were intent on getting Steve Nash past Mark Jackson for No. 3 on the all-time assists lists (success), while Jordan Farmar was back in action as well. Nash will probably shut it down now that he has his place in history, but Farmar's 27 minutes are a big concern. Marshall may continue to start, but is no longer a great fantasy option with Farmar intent on finishing in a big way. He played 43 minutes and had a double-double on Sunday, but Farmar was in street clothes for that one. A timeshare with Farmar is a best-case scenario for Marshall, but it looks like Farmar will overshadow him going forward.
Apr 9 - 1:31 AM

Kendall Marshall logged 43 minutes against the Clippers on Sunday with a double-double of 10 points and 11 assists.

He added three boards and five turnovers in the loss today. The Lakers losing Kent Bazemore (foot) left Marshall as the only healthy ball handler and his minutes today made that clear. However, Jordan Farmar (groin) will be returning on Tuesday, which means Marshall's minutes should drop down to around the high 20s or low 30s. He's still a must-own player for his output in dimes.
Apr 6 - 6:29 PM

Kendall Marshall scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals, one block and one three over 29 minutes in the Lakers' 107-95 loss to the Mavs on Friday.

The Mavs' defense is terrible and that should be noted, but what's more important is that both Jordan Farmar and Steve Nash could be in and out of the lineup next week. Marshall has a pair of healthy lines under his belt, but trouble could be on the way.
Apr 5 - 2:24 AM

Kendall Marshall scored seven points on 3-of-9 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds, 10 assists and two steals over 32 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Kings.

Make no mistake this was a garbage-time game from start to finish, and with little resistance from Kings defenders he was able to get his numbers tonight. Jordan Farmar could return soon and that will probably be enough to kill Marshall's value, and this is the first time he has made any real noise lately. Add him at your own risk.
Apr 3 - 2:04 AM

Kendall Marshall played just 19 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday with four points, six boards, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

It's the second time in his last three games which he's failed to crack for 20 minutes. All of Steve Nash's minutes are going to come at Marshall's expense, so it'll be tough to start the second-year guard when Nash is active. He had a good run, but he is not worth owning in most cases.
Apr 2 - 1:19 AM

Kendall Marshall fell off a cliff in Friday's blowout loss, scoring zero points on 0-for-6 shooting with zero rebounds, three assists and a steal in 15 minutes.

Marshall's confidence is shot and that's probably due to all the lineup changes, not to mention the fact that he doesn't have a whole lot of room for error anyway. Mike D'Antoni has not committed to playing him, but with Xavier Henry and Steve Nash both being shutdown candidates there is some stash appeal. Still, he can't be called a must-own player with his recent production.
Mar 28 - 10:53 PM

Kendall Marshall's offensive game remained cold on Thursday, making 2-of-7 from the field for five points with one board, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes vs. the Bucks.

Steve Nash (nerve irritation) is not going to be back in the near future, so the first-string point guard spot will be Marshall’s for a while and most likely the rest of the season. His 3-point shooting has come back to Earth at just 33.3 percent in his previous 17 games since the break, but the output in dimes makes him a No. 2 point guard in most fantasy formats.
Mar 27 - 10:57 PM

Kendall Marshall played 29 minutes and made just two of eight shots from the field vs. the Wizards on Friday, scoring a total of four points with two boards, seven assists and two steals.

Steve Nash did return from his nerve irritation, but he also tweaked something late and could be in jeopardy of missing Sunday's game vs. Orlando. The Lakers also losing Jordan Farmar (groin) for a couple weeks suggests Marshall is basically a lock to get minutes in the high 20s for the foreseeable future. Like most Lakers, his fantasy value is a bit volatile, but he's worth owning in standard leagues for his dimes and steals.
Mar 22 - 3:51 AM

Kendall Marshall is expected to remain the starter even if Steve Nash (back) does return Friday night.

Nash surprised everyone by participating in practice Thursday and reportedly planning to suit up Friday. The Lakers had previously ruled out a return. Marshall hasn't topped 28 minutes in any game this month anyway, so we wouldn't expect a huge downturn in minutes. Nash isn't capable of sustaining health for any period of time at age 40.
Mar 21 - 9:18 AM

Kendall Marshall made three of his five shots from the field for eight points with two boards, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes during Thursday's 131-102 loss to the Thunder.

Even with Steve Nash (nerve irritation) out for the year, Marshall looks like the second-best point guard for the Lakers. The Lakers are running the offense through Pau Gasol more, so coach Mike D’Antoni hasn’t leaned on Marshall pick-and-roll plays quite as much these days. Marshall had double-digit dimes in five of his six games, but that’s really all he’s doing right now.
Mar 14 - 12:36 AM

Kendall Marshall failed to score in 27 minutes against the Thunder on Sunday, adding five boards, 10 assists and three turnovers.

It's the fifth time in his last eight games in which he failed to score and he hasn't been in double figures in his last 10 games. Over his previous nine, Marshall did add 9.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.4 triples, but scoring just 2.7 points per game on 20.8 percent from the field and not making any free throws has knocked him from the standard-league conversation unless his potential owners are in dire straits for assists.
Mar 9 - 6:42 PM

Kendall Marshall scored eight points on 3-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, 14 assists and one steal in the Lakers' 134-126 loss to the Nuggets on Friday.

Owners should note the extremely high score and also keep in mind that there is a ton of data on Marshall and it shows he needs heavy minutes to return late round value, especially in 9-cat leagues. He really needs an injury to be a sure-fire pickup unless he starts cooking real hot.
Mar 8 - 12:56 AM

Kendall Marshall hit 3-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, four rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 23 minutes of Thursday's 142-94 loss to the Clippers.

This was not only the Lakers worst loss in history, but the biggest margin of victory in the history of the Clippers. Marshall has been playing better for the Lakers lately, while Jordan Farmar had just four points and three assists off the bench in 21 minutes. But in a game that was over in five minutes, it's hard to see what is reality and what is a fluke. The bottom line is that both Farmar and Marshall should be held until we see how things shake down going forward.
Mar 7 - 1:44 AM

Kendall Marshall will start against the Clippers Thursday night.

There had been some rumblings that Jordan Farmar would start over Marshall on Thursday, but coach Mike D'Antoni will be sticking with the same starting lineup from Tuesday's game against the Pelicans. Farmar has outplayed Marshall since returning from calf and hamstring injuries, however, and will likely see more minutes than Marshall on Thursday night. Marshall can still be a valuable source of assists going forward, but his owners shouldn't expect much else from him.
Mar 6 - 2:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kendall Marshall
2Jordan Farmar
3Steve Nash
SG1Jodie Meeks
2Xavier Henry
3MarShon Brooks
4Kobe Bryant
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
PF1Ryan Kelly
2Kent Bazemore
3Jordan Hill
4Shawne Williams
C1Pau Gasol
2Robert Sacre
3Chris Kaman