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Kendall Marshall
PG - 6'3, 186lbs - 32 years old - 4 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired in 2017
  • Birthdate: 08/19/1991
  • Drafted (NBA): 13th pick, 2012
  • Pre-draft team: North Carolina
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Left
  • Agent: -
2012 NBA DraftNBADrafted 13th overall by Phoenix.
15th July, 2012NBASigned four year, $9,005,799 rookie scale contract with Phoenix. Included team options for 2014/15 and 2015/16.
29th November, 2012D-LeagueAssigned by Phoenix to Bakersfield Jam of the D-League.
21st December, 2012D-LeagueRecalled by Phoenix from Bakersfield Jam from the D-League.
25th October, 2013NBATraded by Phoenix, along with Shannon Brown, Marcin Gortat and Malcolm Lee, to Washington in exchange for Emeka Okafor and a protected 2014 first round pick (#18, 2014, Tyler Ennis).
28th October, 2013NBAWaived by Washington.
3rd December, 2013D-LeagueAcquired by Delaware 87ers.
20th December, 2013NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2015 with L.A. Lakers.
18th July, 2014NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
20th July, 2014NBAClaimed off waivers by Milwaukee.
19th February, 2015NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Milwaukee, along with Brandon Knight, to Phoenx in exchange for Miles Plumlee and Tyler Ennis from Phoenix and Michael Carter-Williams from Philadelphia.
21st February, 2015NBAWaived by Phoenix.
8th September, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed four year, $8 million contract with Philadelphia.
11th November, 2015D-LeagueAssigned by Philadelphia to Delaware 87ers of the D-League.
4th December, 2015D-LeagueRecalled by Philadelphia from Delaware 87ers of the D-League.
26th August, 2016NBATraded by Philadelphia to Utah in exchange for Tibor Pleiss, cash and two 2017 second round picks (#36, Jonah Bolden; #60, Alpha Kaba).
26th August, 2016NBAWaived by Utah.
30th November, 2016D-LeagueAcquired by Reno Bighorns.
21st September, 2017NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Milwaukee.
8th October, 2017NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
Career Moves
2010 - 2012North Carolina (NCAA)
June 2012 - October 2013Phoenix Suns (NBA)
October 2013Washington Wizards (NBA)
December 2013Delaware 87ers (D-League)
December 2013 - July 2014L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2014 - February 2015Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
February 2015Phoenix Suns (NBA)
September 2015 - August 2016Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
August 2016Utah Jazz (NBA)
November 2016 - June 2017Reno Bighorns (D-League)
July 2017L.A. Clippers (Summer League)
September 2017 - October 2017Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
Articles about Kendall Marshall

January 3, 2014

L.A. Lakers - Xavier Henry, Shawne Williams, Ryan Kelly and Kendall Marshall: In the midst of his breakout season, Henry is guaranteed to survive, and despite his usual inconsistencies, Williams has done enough (5.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg) to do so too. Kelly has barely played for the big league club, but has been one of the best players in the D-League thus far, as has the much improved-shooting Marshall, who also now has the benefit of being the Lakers's only healthy point guard. All four may survive.

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December 10, 2013

Kendall Marshall - The third waived Wizard, Marshall reluctantly headed off to the D-League despite still being paid on his rookie scale contract, yet is off to a great start there. In three games with the expansion Delaware 87ers, Marshall is averaging 21.3 points, 9.0 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals, shooting 55% from three point range. Marshall fell out of the league because he is too slow to be of any great effect at getting to the basket or preventing others from doing so, yet while there is not a great deal he can do about this, Marshall can still work on his craft. He will definitely get another NBA opportunity one day, particularly if this improvement in his jump shot sustains.

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October 10, 2013

Kendall Marshall, Phoenix Suns

Marshall played little as a rookie, and when he did, he was forgettable. He struggled mightily offensively, looked far too slow for the NBA game and had no impact defensively, thereby negating all the good he can (and occasionally did) bring as a passer and floor general.

In addition to having the oft-overlooked Goran Dragic in front of him, Marshall now has to contend with the more proven quality and higher-upsided Eric Bledsoe for backup minutes, a battle he won't win. The notoriously-cheap Suns, then, are then faced with a decision on whether to guarantee the contract of the third-string point guard they saw fit to block from the rotation only three months ago. The sole thing working in Marshall's favor is that, at $2,091,840, he might be just about cheap enough to get a one-year reprieve.

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June 30, 2012

Pick 13: Phoenix avoids picking an inferior sibling (Marquis Teague) by picking a different point guard, Kendall Marshall, who managed the rare feat of recording more assets than points last season. Others to have done this include Dontell Jefferson and Doug Gottleib. But Marshall is not those guys. Marshall isn't readily comparable to anyone at all, really. He plays like Jason Kidd, yet to compare him to Jason Kidd instantly reads as though you're saying he's as good as Jason Kidd, which can never be true. What he is the ultimate pass-first point guard. Who just so happens to be a little slow.

Marshall is not at the draft, so the camera cuts to his college coach Roy Williams, whose teeth are so white that they're actually a little blue. I can't help but wonder how this must feel to those who ARE here, when a player considered unlikely enough to be drafted high that he wasn't even invited to appear still somehow gets picked ahead of you. I also wonder why anyone who knows they are guaranteed to be drafted, if not where exactly, would not go to the draft. Party with your family later. Just get there and do the damn thing. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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March 16, 2011

Rare does a team improve so much within the course of one season. Underrated at the beginning of the year, North Carolina proved to be a pretty good team, and then exploded when Roy Williams finally saw fit to bench the underwhelming Larry Drew in favour of greatly superior freshman, Kendall Marsall. Drew wasn't helping the team; he couldn't create his own shot, shoot, impede anybody defensively due to his lack of size, and made a huge number of mistakes with the ball for an upperclassman point guard. It's a shame that he decided to get his dad to tell Williams that he was transferring, rather than sticking around to backup Marshall. But it doesn't really hurt the team.

There's an element of Jason Kidd to Kendall Marshall. That is not a talent level comparison - considering that Kidd is one of the top 5 point guards in the history of the sport, it's definitely not in any way a talent level comparison. But it is a style of play comparison. (And such things are definitely possible. For example, Kendall Gill used to play like Michael Jordan. He even ran in the same way.) Marshall is the purest of pure point guards, an exceptional passer who sees the angles no one else does. He bleeds the "makes his team mates better" cliche, and can find players who didn't even know they were open, in both half court and transition situations. K-Marsh is rather slow, and, as a scorer himself, rather lacking, although he uses his size advantage to play physically on defense, which counters his lack of speed that would otherwise be exposable.

[...] Despite being young, and after missing the tournament last season (breaking a jillion panellist hearts in the process), UNC quickly proved their talent. They are deep, athletic and talent, with perimeter play, guard play and wing play. Once they made the long overdue swap of Marshall and Drew, they joined the nation's elite teams. This is not so much a character assassination of Larry Drew as much as it is a love letter to Kendall Marshall.

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