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Lakers News: Kendall Marshall Talks About Second Chance With The Lakers

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Before being signed by the Los Angeles Lakers in late December, former lottery pick Kendall Marshall was playing in the D-League with an uncertain future.

Fortunately, Marshall caught the eye of the Lakers front office and was brought in after Kobe Bryant went down with a knee injury. Since that time, Marshall has put proven to the Lakers and the rest of the league that he belongs, averaging 11.9 assists per game since becoming a starter.

Before taking on the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, Marshall was asked about the journey to take back to playing on the NBA level and said the following according to Sean Highkin of USA Today:

“At first it was kind of a shock,” Marshall told USA TODAY Sports on Monday in the visitor’s locker room at the United Center before the Lakers played the Chicago Bulls. “I don’t think anybody imagines that they’ll be out of the league after one year. But once I got back on the court, working out, focusing on getting better, I was a lot more confident going into the D-League.”

With 13 games in the books for Marshall as a Laker, the North Carolina standout has made a considerable impression and may have helped his cause in terms of securing a long-term future in the league.

Marshall signed a two-year deal with the Lakers, but the deal is non-guaranteed. The UNC alum is set to make $915,243 next season if retained by the Lakers.

At this point in time, there’s no telling what the team will do in the off-season, but Marshall has definitely made a strong case to stay with the Lakers thus far.
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  • lakerfan0

    $915,243 million? That’s a bit too much, don’t you think? :D

    • Brandon Leong

      915,243 million? Ryan ward, proof read your shit please.

  • Jake

    Kendall Marshall has the best contract of all time, “The UNC alum is set to make $915,243 million next season” Bill Gates and Carlos Slim must be real jealous.

    • Brandon Leong

      Bill Gates hardly made it to 200billion but marshall’s set to make even more than that haha

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Nice story.My only questions are why does he wear a grey Lakers shirt instead of the Lakers Purple And Gold warmups during games???Also how did get in on a picture with Pau Gasol as just a kid back in the day?Who taught him how to pass the ball so brilliantly???Alright maybe Mitch meant this #12 really was all those great things he said about Dwight and retiring his jersey and the statue comment LOL Mitch got some explaining to do now that i come to think about it.

    • Jim Martin

      Don’t know the answer to your 1st question, but I know how he met Pau. As an 11-yr old, he was ranked the #1 6th grader in the U.S., and he was one of five boys selected to the Jr. NBA All Star team. As a result, he was invited to participate in the NBA All Star weekend in Atlanta in 2003, and that’s where he met Pau and several other NBA players and celebrities.

      • LakersHeatBeef

        Thank you i was lost without you on that question.I knew Kendall Marshall was a prodigy as a passer since he was young but i didn’t know about him ranking number 1 as a basketball player in the USA for 6th graders and that gave him the chance to meet Pau Gasol.

  • jwickabdurrahim

    I think it’d be great to keep him but 915,243 million is just not worth it. We need to go after a big name and offer them a max contract of like $10,000,000 bazillion over five years. It just make sense.

    • Dragon7s

      6 up votes. Unbelievable…lol

      Nothing you said made sense but you got 6 people to vote up.
      No wonder Laker fans are the butt of so many jokes by fans of other teams. *facepalm*

      • kobe24

        Have you ever heard of a joke? lmfao

        • Dragon7s

          See above. Doh me!

      • yolonda bell

        You totally missed the sarcasm in that post.

        • Dragon7s

          Yup, silly me not getting internet sarcasm.

          You got me! :P

  • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

    MArshall is an old-school PG… been a long time since we have seen the likes of him on Lakers uniform, I’ll be rooting for him to stay a laker for like… retire Nash and let him work with Kendall as a player development coach.

  • http://www.hairdressing.com.my/store/ Hair Care Products

    It is really best chance for him to get success in that game !! If you will get such opportunity and you will get success then you will feel please !!

  • Win12

    $915,243 it’s thousand, not million guys.

    • LITO

      I AGREE!!

      • yolonda bell

        I was wondering why so many people read that as “million”, Did they correct it since the original submission?

  • LAauh

    The UNC alum is set to make $915,243 next season if retained by the Lakers….read carefully…it is thousand not million….LOL

  • Baltazar Costa

    The K.Marshall photo above, with this open mouth and hanged lips remains me of… Vlade Divac. Not a good comparison anyway. LOL.
    If Kendal wants to be a part of the future of this organization, he should work very hard on his shooting and shot selection. The guy throws incredible passes to his team-mates and make their game a lot easier, but today, to be an elite play maker means to be able to penetrate the defense line consistently and score. That is still his biggest weakness.

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