(Good Read) Lakersí Kendall Marshall Motivated by Negativity

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Lakers' Kendall Marshall motivated by negativity in the fight to stay relevant As he thumbs through his cell phone, Lakers guard Kendall Marshall thrives on looking at things that bother him. Marshall reads about how he morphed from NBA first-round draft pick to a league washout. Marshall reminds himself how Phoenix selected him with the 13th selection in the 2012 NBA Draft and then traded him to Washington after two uneventful seasons. Marshall then reflects on the Wizards cutting him before the season even started, leaving the 22-year-old former North Carolina product to play with the Delaware 87ers of the NBA's Development League.....

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I think Marshall has the right motivation to become a real good point guard, but he still needs to work on his game. There is another example of a top draft pick that was not instant success in the nba, but no doubt this kid is trying hard to make it.

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I like marshall...and he is cheap...wouldnt have to spend a lot to keep him around

zheck13
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he SHOULD be fueled by that slow azz release of his. he needs to be fueled by his lack of lateral quickness, because there is practically NO difference in his defense and 40 year old nash's defense. what he needs to be fueled by is his inability to get to the cup and score. he needs to be fueled by the fact that since he's been the starting PG without farmar or blake around, we are basically 0-FOR in the win column. that means that he has ZERO...ZERO impact on the outcome of games. and as a PG that is troubling. he needs to be fueled by that.

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even though his defense his non existent, i think its something that can be improve, with a good defensive system plus learning how to play angles.. He can be a decent guard.. even without his lateral quickness, he have the 2nd highest assist per game in the league, that is impressive considering the Lakers are make up on a bunch of rejects...

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do you see him as a good backup, or starter? If we got Carmelo, he might make a good starter since he can hit open 3s and get assists to Kobe and Carmelo. but on a more conventional team (ie less ball dominant players), he could still be a serviceable backup imo

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Marshall is a good guy. He sees reality, and has a great future in the NBA. In addition, he has come to the right team - there's plenty of negativity around here.

I'm waiting to see some real improvement by the decision makers - bringing in some talented people to fill out this team, and get it re-focused on the defensive end of the floor.

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Very nice read. Marhsall's a unique player in that he can score zero points and yet still have 10 assists. If he works on his shooting and ability to finish at the rim he'll be a solid player to have. It was a savvy move to put that team option on his contract for next season, I can't imagine any scenario where it won't be picked up so we'll have another season to see how he develops.

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After the Clippers game, he has a lot of motivation!

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LakerZip wrote:
After the Clippers game, he has a lot of motivation!

I was about to post the same thing. He was terrible last night. Not only against CP3 but against anyone that he went up against. One play stuck in my mind when he lost the ball and was jogging back casually like he didn't even care. He of all people should be playing hard on every single play, unless he envisions his life as a D league baller

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Tempy wrote:
I was about to post the same thing. He was terrible last night. Not only against CP3 but against anyone that he went up against. One play stuck in my mind when he lost the ball and was jogging back casually like he didn't even care. He of all people should be playing hard on every single play, unless he envisions his life as a D league baller

i have never understood the mentality of people who NEED other people or external things to motivate them. this is why he's a d leaguer now. you're gonna have a hard time in life and staying in the nba if you can't motivate YOURSELF. he's full of bull.

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good thing I did not watch the game. I just can not handle this dumping games on purpose. Tanking is not my style! Now the Clippers really believe they are that good. LMAO! The Clappers are not going any where this season, so their big heads might as well face reality.

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Axle wrote:
good thing I did not watch the game. I just can not handle this dumping games on purpose. Tanking is not my style! Now the Clippers really believe they are that good. LMAO! The Clappers are not going any where this season, so their big heads might as well face reality.

They didn't dump the game on purpose just the talent level really got exposed last night.


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