Feb 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kendall Marshall (12) reacts against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. The Rockets defeated the Lakers 134-108. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers' Kendall Marshall holds a grudge against Phoenix Suns


The Los Angeles Lakers, desperate for help at the point guard position because of injuries, turned to the D-League to find former first round pick Kendall Marshall.

Marshall has played well, which has been a pleasant surprise for the Lakers.

Before the season, the Phoenix Suns, who drafted Marshall with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2012 Draft, traded him to the Washington Wizards.

Marshall was asked if he was still upset about the decision.

“Not at all,” Marshall told Paul Coro of AzCentral.com. “It’s a business decision and it worked out great for them. But at the same time, being the competitor that I am, I’m still going to hold a grudge about it.”

Marshall is, however, enjoying his time in Los Angeles.

“It’s been fun,” said Marshall. “It almost feels like I’m a rookie and I’m getting to learn from experiences on the court, seeing what I can’t get away with and seeing what I can get away with. Hitting that wall.”

Marshall, who the Lakers plan on retaining in the offseason, is averaging 8.1 points, 8.9 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game this season.

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