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    Post Kendall Marshall

    Andrew Gruman ‏@AndrewGruman · 13h
    #Bucks have officially been awarded Kendall Marshall off waivers from the Lakers
    Andrew Gruman ‏@AndrewGruman · 13h
    A former first-round pick, Marshall averaged 8.0 points and 8.8 assists in 54 games for the Lakers last season. #Bucks
    FOX Sports Wisconsin ‏@fswisconsin · 13h
    Milwaukee Bucks claim point guard Kendall Marshall off waivers @AndrewGruman #Bucks http://www.foxsports.com/wisconsin/s...waivers-072014 … via @fswisconsin
    Figured to make a thread just for Marshall. Since he's the newest member of the Milwaukee Bucks. Instead of clogging up the trade rumor thread. Since its no longer a rumor and happened. I bet college team mate Henson is happy to be paired up again. Also Drew isn't here so don't have to worry about his son or wife having a beef with Henson or Marshall.

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    Henson and Marshall are calling it Chapel Mil lol.
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    Kendall Marshall @KButter5 · Jul 20

    and lastly, I'd like to thank chipotle. I'm lookin forward to seein what the chipotles in MIL have to offer. #FearTheBeardedDeer
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    By signing Kendall Marshall, the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves with a much improved point guard situation compared to last season, and even putting themselves in a situation with more than option regarding the one who’ll start, as the position won’t automatically go to Brandon Knight.

    The Los Angeles Lakers were probably hoping to pick up Kendall Marshall after he cleared waivers, but the Milwaukee Bucks ruined their plans. Not that the Lakers have too many problems when it comes to point guards, especially if the talk about Eric Bledsoe joining the team are true.

    Marshall put up some very nice numbers last season, but it was under the Mike D’Antoni system so it doesn’t necessarily mean he is that great at distributing the ball. However, those following him since his days at Bishop O’Connel high school in Virginia and later during his two years with North Carolina will tell you that no matter the system or the players around him, he has always been a fantastic passer.

    Marshall averaged 8 points and 8.8 assists per game in 29 minutes a night for the Lakers. A 13th overall pick in 2012 by the Suns, Marshall needed a bit of time before adjusting to the NBA. He still has problems when it comes to scoring, shooting just over 40% from the field, but this league might be heading in the direction of distributing point guards, while the specialty of the scoring ones is becoming less attractive.

    Especially when it comes to adding points from the bench. Marshall isn’t the kind of player who can bring quick points when coming in during the game. Brandon Knight averaged 17.9 points per game for the Bucks, with his rise in points being more than just a matter of more shots and minutes. He shot a bit better from the field, and overall looked better than he did for the Pistons during his first two years in the league.

    Knight is the favorite to start right now, but Jason Kidd might be thinking a little bit differently. He might also use lineups that include two point guards, although he probably needs someone like Shaun Livingston, with defense, length and height to make that concept work. Nate Wolters, who is the best defender of the three, is probably the bigger loser due to this addition.
    http://sportige.com/nba-rumors-milwa...ll-07-21-2014/

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    KC ‏@kc1nyk · 9h
    #Bucks GM John Hammond said calling PG Kendall Marshall a pass-first PG is an understatement.
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    In a bit of a surprise, the Los Angeles Lakers put point guard Kendall Marshall on waivers. Marshall was solid for the Lakers after injuries piled up and they reportedly hoped he’d clear waivers and they’d get him back. Instead, the Milwaukee Bucks claimed Marshall, hoping a pass-first point guard could help the development of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker.


    Of course with Brandon Knight in Milwaukee, where Marshall fits is a bit of a question. Jabari Davis believes Marshall can be a serviceable starter.


    Marshall’s lack of athleticism really hurts him at such a tough position, but Bucks fans have to hope Kidd can teach him how to use his strengths most effectively. I saw him up close here in L.A. (last year), and liked him as a player. He may never be end up as “star” player, but could very well go on to be a serviceable starter for years to come.

    Marshall was a lottery pick in the 2012 NBA Draft but never made an impact for the Phoenix Suns. After just one year in Phoenix, he, along with guard Shannon Brown, guard Malcolm Lee and center Marcin Gortat, were traded to to the Washington Wizards for big man Emeka Okafor and a first round pick in June’s draft. He was sent back to the D-League and the Lakers wound up signing him after their injuries piled up.

    In 54 games with the Lakers last season, he averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game while shooting 40.6% from the field, 39.9% from beyond the arc and 52.8% from the free throw line.

    Be sure to check FanSided’s official NBA page to keep up to date on the latest news and rumors from around the league all summer long.

    http://fansided.com/2014/08/23/milwa...start/#!bJK5sG

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    Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers were decimated by injuries.

    They became especially thing at point guard after losing future Hall-of-Famer Steve Nash, among others. The Lakers found Kendall Marshall in the D-League and he played very well with them.

    Despite his success, the Lakers waived him and he was claimed by the Milwaukee Bucks.

    Larry Coon of Basketball Insiders believes we’ll hear a lot more about Marshall this season.


    Agreed, and his assist numbers weren’t good, they were great. Someone making the minimum who can get you eight assists per game? That’s a no-brainer. If he really gets a chance in Milwaukee, I think you’ll be seeing his name mentioned a lot more.

    Marshall was a lottery pick in the 2012 NBA Draft but never made an impact for the Phoenix Suns. After just one year in Phoenix, he, along with guard Shannon Brown, guard Malcolm Lee and center Marcin Gortat, were traded to to the Washington Wizards for big man Emeka Okafor and a first round pick in June’s draft. He was sent back to the D-League and the Lakers wound up signing him after their injuries piled up.

    In 54 games with the Lakers last season, he averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game while shooting 40.6% from the field, 39.9% from beyond the arc and 52.8% from the free throw line.
    http://fansided.com/2014/09/26/milwa...ll-big-season/

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    After being selected with the 13th overall pick in 2012 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, Kendall Marshall's NBA career has proven anything but typical. Two years into his career, he's already been a member of four teams, been waived twice and finished second in the league in assists per game. Still, the ups and downs of his early career have helped him become a more productive and confident NBA player, one who hopes to find a more permanent home in Milwaukee.

    Marshall went through a one-and-done season with the Suns during 2012-13, averaging 3.0 points and 3.0 assists in just 48 games for Phoenix. After one disappointing season, the arrival of Eric Bledsoe, Jeff Hornacek and Ryan McDonough in Phoenix would end Marshall's time in the desert after just a season, as Phoenix shipped him to Washington in the deal that sent Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown,and Malcolm Lee to in October 2013.

    Three days later, the Wizards waived him.

    Even with his NBA future looking dim, Marshall stayed composed and focused on the one thing he wanted to do: Play basketball. So shortly after being waived by Washington, his agent presented him with an opportunity to play major minutes with the 76ers. Except not those Sixers, but the Delaware 76ers. Not even 18 months after Phoenix made him a lottery pick, Marshall found himself in the NBA Development League.

    Marshall immediately found his rhythm in Delaware, posting 19.4 points and 9.6 assists per game while hoping for a call from an NBA team. Fortunately for Marshall, he didn't have to wait too long. With Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake all dealing with injuries last December, the Los Angeles Lakers found themselves seriously short on point guard depth. That left Mike D'Antoni's squad with a major void, providing the former North Carolina Tar Heel a chance to prove himself once again.

    "I hate to see guys go down but, when you have guys like Nash, Farmar, Blake that get injured, it opened up an opportunity for me to show what I was able to do." Marshall said Monday afternoon.

    Marshall went on to play the best basketball of his career in Los Angeles last season. In just his fourth game with the Lakers, he posted a career-high 20 points while distributing 15 assists in a win against the Utah Jazz. In 54 contests, he dished out roughly nine assists per game, trailing only the Clippers' Chris Paul. Only two players averaged eight assists per game while shooting 39 percent or better on threes last season. Marshall was one of those players alongside sharp shooter Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.

    "Biggest difference between Phoenix and L.A. was definitely the opportunity." Marshall explained. "I think I grew as a player too from one year to the next. I think as a 21-year-old rookie you're still learning, the NBA was still new to me. You're going to have your bumps in the road, and to get that year under my belt and understand what's expected of me and the ways that I can contribute, it made that second year a lot easier."

    So what was the problem for Marshall's struggles early on in his career?

    "It was 80 percent confidence," he said, "to just go out there and take the shots and not worry about missing ... that's one thing that kind of weighed on me throughout college and my first year in the league. I was so scared to miss, but now, when you've seen the bottom, you kind of have nothing to lose at the point and just go out there and play.




    "I think everything I've been through ... it's kind of put me in a mindset to not be afraid to fail. Now I can just go out there and play and not be scared to make mistakes, so that's the main thing I've taken from my journey so far."

    His impressive bounce-back year with the Lakers came to an unfortunate end this off-season. Los Angeles waived Marshall with the hopes of re-signing him to a new deal, but unfortunately for them, the Bucks claimed him immediately and he became their newest backcourt addition.

    "The journey's been crazy, it's been unexpected," Marshall explained, "it's been a lot of turns, but it makes me very grateful and thankful to be in this situation and still play basketball for a living."

    Marshall figures to share minutes with incumbent starter Brandon Knight and second-year guard Nate Wolters, and veteran Jerryd Bayless. He'll also be reunited with one of his best friends and former Chapel Hill teammates, John Henson.

    "To land in Milwaukee I think has been a blessing in the disguise. I see an opportunity here to be able to grow with the team so that's my main goal. To just take advantage of this opportunity and contribute the best way I can.

    "I'm extremely excited about playing with John again," Marshall said, "I think we both bring a lot to the table and I think when you're best friends off the court it makes it a lot easier to play for each other on the court. I think that's something we can develop throughout the entire team. We've got a great locker room right now and I think it'll be a very fun year."

    With his third season in the NBA approaching, Marshall is no longer slowed down by small distractions.

    "Now I can just go out there and play and not be scared to make mistakes so that's the main thing that I've taken from my journey so far."
    http://www.brewhoop.com/2014/9/30/68...experience-nba

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    ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Either Kendall Marshall was going to get over his fear of failure or the former lottery pick was going to have to accept a short-lived NBA career.

    But when you have sunk to the bottom, what's the point in worrying about failing?

    Once basketball was taken away from him, Marshall finally realized he had nothing to lose. All he needed was a team willing to give him an opportunity.

    The break Marshall was looking for finally arrived in January of last season when the Los Angeles Lakers plucked him out of the NBA's Developmental League when their backcourt was devastated by injuries. Although the Lakers waived the point guard after the season, Marshall proved enough to have the Milwaukee Bucks claim him on waivers.

    Marshall's new challenge is to convince the Bucks he's an asset in the rebuilding project.

    "We have a lot of talent across the board," Marshall said. "I think Milwaukee dealt with a series of unfortunate events last year, whether it be injuries and off-court stuff, maybe clashing personalities. This year a lot of that has been nonexistent to this point.

    "I'm trying to contribute the best way I can. I'm trying to earn minutes just like the other guys. I'm excited about the opportunity and trying to make the most of it."


    The 13th-overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, Marshall played sparingly in his rookie season, averaging just 3.0 points over 14.6 minutes per game in 48 contests. Goran Dragic was Phoenix's starter at point guard that season, but even Sebastian Telfair was ahead of Marshall on the depth chart.

    Despite the Suns being a 57-loss team in 2012-13, Marshall didn't see any kind of minutes until February. When Marshall did play, he struggled to shoot.

    "I used to be so scared just to miss shots," Marshall said. "I try to be so perfect in everything I do. You've got to understand that failing is part of the process.

    "That's one thing I had to get through my head. It's weird because when I was younger I was known as a shooter. That's what I did. Then I grew six inches, put on 30 pounds and grew into a power point guard."

    The following season, Marshall had made it through training camp and felt as if he was going to begin his second season with the Suns when his career took a turn for the worse. Marshall was traded to Washington as part of the Marcin Gortat trade just five days before the start of the 2013-14 regular season.

    The Wizards quickly waived Marshall, leaving him out of a job with rosters full throughout the NBA.

    "Hindsight being 20-20, I would have loved for them to just have told me earlier that they were trying to move me," Marshall said of the Suns. "But that's the nature of the business. It's a beast. It is very cutthroat. You have to understand that you are not always going to be on the winning side of things."

    By the time Thanksgiving rolled around, Marshall began sick of spending all of his time working out. He wanted to play basketball again. But in order to do so, the 23-year-old had to swallow a bit of pride and head to the D-League.

    "I told my agent, 'Just get me on the court, I don't care where I'm playing,'" Marshall said. "And he said, 'Well you could go to the D-League' and I said 'Let's do it.' I went down there with the mindset that I have to take it game-by-game and everything else will take care of itself."

    Marshall signed a contract with the D-League and was claimed Dec. 3 by the Delaware 87ers, the D-League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. In seven games, Marshall averaged 19.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 9.6 assists, including scoring 31 points with 10 rebounds and nine assists in his debut.

    Already down Steve Nash, Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake, the Lakers became desperate for help in the backcourt when Kobe Bryant suffered a lateral tibial plateau fracture in his left knee in late December.


    Marshall signed with the Lakers on Dec. 20 and was immediately thrown into the rotation.

    "I hate to see guys go down, whether it was him (Bryant), Nash, (Jordan) Farmar," Marshall said. "It was somebody new every week.

    "Sometimes you just have to get lucky if you are not a superstar."

    Playing 38.5 minutes per game in January, Marshall averaged 11.9 points and 11.5 assists. His playing time decreased as the Lakers began to get healthy, but Marshall averaged 8.1 points and 9.5 assists per game in his 45 starts.

    "Getting that call-up from the Lakers, it kind of put things into perspective, that it can be taken away from you as it was," Marshall said. "When I was up there and was just able to be around the guys, I was playing the game that I love again. At that point it was just go out there and have fun. Obviously you want to win and you want to continue to get better, but you want to enjoy it as well."

    Looking to clear cap space, the Lakers waived Marshall in July. Los Angeles may have considered bringing the former North Carolina star back had he cleared waivers, but the Bucks prevented that from happening.

    With a non-guaranteed contract for under $1 million, Marshall was a low-risk, high-reward waiver claim for the Bucks.

    When Marshall found out he was claimed by Milwaukee, the first person he called was former college teammate and close friend John Henson. The two not only played together at North Carolina, but also Marshall spent his freshman year living with Henson, Harrison Barnes and Reggie Bullock.

    All four are now in the NBA, but Henson and Marshall are reunited as teammates once again.

    "I'm surprised (he's bounced around as much as he has)," Henson said. "But then again, point guards in this league are so good right now. I think he will be good for us.

    "I think (he's ready to flourish). His assists are going to come, because that's what he does. I think it is going to help us out as a team to have a guy like that."


    While the point guard spot is crowded in Milwaukee, the Bucks don't have a player on their roster similar to Marshall. None of the other options at point guard are truly pass-first players, almost a lost mindset in the current NBA.

    Marshall's shot also came around with the Lakers, as he hit 39.9 percent of his 3-point attempts last season after shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc with Phoenix.

    "His shot is fine," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. "He shot the ball well from behind the three (point line) in L.A. It's not for him to worry about. We want him to make plays. If there's one where he's got to let it fly, he's got to let it fly."

    The opportunity to play for Kidd, one of the best playmaking point guards in NBA history, is intriguing to Marshall.

    "He mastered what I take pride in, which is getting guys involved, being a leader and running a team," Marshall said. "I just want to pick his brain as much as possible. You can always see little things that he sees on the court that maybe doesn't register to us right away. If we can learn five percent of what he knows, it will be successful."

    The journey Marshall has been on over the first two years of his NBA career almost seems straight out of a movie. This wasn't the way things were supposed to go for the player once thought of as Nash's successor in Phoenix.

    "If I could do it all over again, no, I wouldn't want to go through it. But it definitely helped me," Marshall said. I'm appreciative just to be here, to still be playing the game that I love and enjoying it.

    "I spent a lot of time worrying about stuff I couldn't control in the past. Now I'm just enjoying the moment, enjoying my teammates, enjoying the opportunity I have in front of me."
    http://www.foxsports.com/wisconsin/s...rtunity-101714

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