I'm surprised there isn't a thread for him yet. After last nights performance, you have to be excited for him.
The Lakers might as well sign him to that 2 year deal. He would get about a half million this season and close to a million next season. With Farmar hopefully being our starter, I think Marshall can be a valuable and cheap back up. He seems like the type of player that will be around for a long time. Certainly not a star...not even an all-star, but that savvy, smart player with a high Bball IQ.
I do think this is partly the Dantoni effect. It happened in NY with Jeremy Lin, and I think we can see something similar with Marshall here. I don't expect this level of play to continue, especially after teams scout him. But the upside is that he is that pass first PG that this system desperately needs. And the fact that he can hit the long range 3 is a plus.
This season is mostly lost, but we should celebrate the positives. It's all about the young underdog/forgotten prospects this year. X, Young, W. Johnson, Sacre...and now add Marshall to that list. All these guys can be that cheap, affordable role players the Lakers need moving forward to construct a Championship team.
So all that being said, I'm excited and happy for Marshall, and the Lakers. Let's highlight the good this season when we can.