Everything You Need to Know About Lakers New Point Guard Kendall Marshall

The battered and bruised Los Angeles Lakers may have finally found a stopgap point guard for the present...and a building block for the future.

Not a bad day's work on a Thirsty Thursday.

With all three of Mike D'Antoni's point guards (Steve Blake, Steve Nash and Jordan Farmar) on the shelf and substitute floor general Kobe Bryant joining them there for the next six weeks with a broken bone in his left knee, the Lakers needed to do something.

That something was bringing in former lottery pick Kendall Marshall, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Marshall's name won't light up Lakers nation. Not right off the bat, at least.

But the 22-year-old North Carolina product is a low-risk, high-reward signing. The No. 13 pick in 2012, he's in need of some reputation repair not unlike what some of his new Lakers teammates—and former lottery picks—have already found in L.A. (Wesley Johnson, Xavier Henry and Jordan Hill).

Enough on how he arrived in Tinseltown. Now that he's there, just what exactly should Lakers fans expect to see from their point guard?


He's Always Looking for His Teammates

There's a reason Marshall had a big enough buzz to be the second point guard to come off the board in 2012.

He has the body (6'4", 195 lbs) and the mind to man the lead guard spot in the NBA.

He lives to share the basketball. In his two years as a Tar Heel, he averaged exactly 8.0 assists in only 28.8 minutes of floor time. He's also not someone who hurts himself. During his sophomore (and final) season at Chapel Hill, he coughed up just 2.8 turnovers in 33.0 minutes per night.

Scouts raved about his ability to move the basketball. NBADraft.net's Tyler Ingle called him "a brilliant, natural floor general" who "makes his teammates better."

He sees passing lanes that other pla...

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