Then the long list of
He has made good use of his time. In his 18 games with the Lakers, Marshall is averaging 9.5 assists, second in the league only to
Marshall is also shooting an NBA-best 47.3% from three-point range, hitting 35 of 74 shots, and is averaging 10.5 points per game.
Despite his numbers, Marshall doesn't qualify to be among the league leaders in assists.
The league's minimum requirement is playing in 58 games, but with his late call-up Marshall won't be able to make more than 54 appearances this season.
The Lakers' record during Marshall's tenure as starter hasn't been nearly as impressive. Since Jan. 3, the team is only 3-11.
"Getting guys involved is something I take a lot of pride in, but at the same time I take more pride in winning," said Marshall after the Lakers' 104-92 loss to the
As a starter, Marshall has played 38.8 minutes per game, but that's likely to change soon.
Jordan Farmar (hamstring) and
"I'm excited to get those guys back. I feel like they make our team better," Marshall said. "I'm really not worried about minutes at all. When I'm on the court, I have to give it my all. If it's less minutes, maybe I can find a way to go harder in short spurts."
Marshall's salary is $547,570. He's also under contract with the Lakers season at the league minimum, a non-guaranteed $915,243.
When the second half started in Tuesday night's game against the Pacers, Pau Gasol was conspicuously absent because of a sore groin.
"It's been bothering me a little bit, but tonight, it started bothering me from the beginning. I couldn't do anything really explosively," Gasol said.
Gasol was able to play 18 minutes in the second half, finishing with 21 points and 13 rebounds.
Gasol isn't sure he'll be able to play Friday against Charlotte.
"I don't know," he said. "We'll see how it feels tomorrow."
The Lakers had the day off Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the Lakers announced that
"I know it's been a rough stretch for him," Gasol said. "I just hope that he heals well. He can come back when he's ready."