Kendall Marshall back in NBA, joins Lakers

Kendall Marshall back in NBA, joins Lakers
December 19, 2013, 10:30 pm
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Though still uncertain if we refer to Kendall Marshall as an ex-Wizard, we can now call the point guard a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Wrecked by backcourt injuries, the Lakers dipped into the D-League to recall Marshall, Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Acquired by the Washington in late October in a five-player trade with the Phoenix Suns that brought Marcin Gortat to Washington, Marshall was released by Washington before the start of the regular season. The Northern Virginia native and 13th pick in the 2013 NBA draft latched on with Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League where Marshall averaged 19.7 points and 9.6 assists per game.

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The Lakers need guard depth after learning Thursday that Kobe Bryant will miss six weeks with a knee injury while Steve Nash sits another month. Los Angeles is also without point guard Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar.

While starring at North Carolina, Marshall flashed the requisite vision and mindset to run an offense, but struggled with Phoenix as a rookie. After showing improvement with the 87ers, here comes another chance.  

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