Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard is injured.
This time, it was Kendall Marshall, who was recently called up from the NBA’s Developmental League to fill the Lakers’ huge void at point guard. Marshall was injured during the third quarter of their game against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night.
Kendall Marshall looked to just roll his ankle. He plays point guard, so of course he did.
— Darius Soriano (@forumbluegold) January 11, 2014
Playing point guard for the Lakers certainly isn’t good for your health this season.
- Future Hall-of-Famer Steve Nash has suffered through hamstring and back problems and has played in just six games this season.
- Steve Blake is suffering from a torn ligament in his right elbow and missed his 16th game Friday night.
- Jordan Farmar is attempting to recover from a torn left hamstring and missed his 15th game Friday night.
- Another Hall-of-Famer, Kobe Bryant, who has often brought the ball up during his career, lasted just six games in his return from a torn Achilles before going down with a left tibial plateau fracture.
Marshall has made an impact in his eight games with the Lakers. Marshall is averaging 9.1 points on 47.5% shooting from the field and 42.9% from beyond the arc, dishing out 7.0 assists and grabbing 3.0 rebounds per game.