Now he has another reclamation project.
Desperate for help at point guard, the
He was traded by the Suns to Washington in October as part of a larger deal and was promptly waived by the
"It's been a roller coaster," Marshall said. "I've kind of seen some of the down sides of the league as well as some of the good sides. But I'm more aware now. I'm more grateful. Humbled by the opportunity."
The 13th pick in the 2012
Marshall has watched numerous Lakers games this season because he knows several players.
"I love the way they play," he said. "I think they're a lot more enjoyable to watch this year. I have some friends that were already here playing, so being able to watch them and being able to see them excel, being that maybe it didn't go as well the past couple years, it felt good for me to see that."
What makes them so enjoyable to watch?
"They look like they really enjoy playing together," he said. "Any team that plays together, you want to be a part of."
Marshall played last season in Phoenix with
All three Lakers point guards are injured (
Henry started at point guard Friday, and
Henry and Young are among several former first-round picks who landed at the Lakers' feet last summer, hoping to resurrect their young careers. The group also includes Johnson, Farmar and Shawne Williams.
Marshall averaged three points and three assists last season with Phoenix. He signed a two-year deal that was non-guaranteed.
"What he'll bring is good ballhandling. He's a very heady basketball player," D'Antoni said. "He's improved his shot."