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Kendall Marshall to the D-league

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/21193223/suns-send-marshall-to-dleagu...

Good move since he was not going to get any burn behind Dragic and Telfair.
Maybe he can develop a jump shot during his time in the d-league, something he didnt do during his 2 seasons at UNC.


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im not hating on this guy but

im not hating on this guy but i didnt think he was good enough to leave after his soph year. the thing i just dont understand is that why in the world would they draft him so high? did they think he was better and make a mistake? just seems silly to me..there were guys who went undrafted that wouldve been a better pick..nba draft is crazy man

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Name one

Name one player that went undrafted that's better? Yes he was probably picked higher than he should have and maybe if he stayed longer he could have fixed his weaknesses but you cant really be serious if you think someone that went undrafted would have been a better pick.

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Maalik Wayns is certainly

Maalik Wayns is certainly better then Marshall as has been at ever level. No Wayns didn't play on a stacked UNC team that embellished his pg skills but since entering the league he's proven to be the tough pg who can score and distribute that he was touted to be coming out of high school.

And it could be argued Scott Machado was better then Marshall during summer play

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I think if the suns soon are

I think if the suns soon are obviously a team that will not have a winning record and in complete rebuild mode, they should give marshall those backup PG minutes eventually. Of course unless they start winning its different

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hoping he could still turn

hoping he could still turn into a good backup for dragic, or a good trade piece to get a shooting guard for the sunsn

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@ unc raptors...scott

@ unc raptors...scott machado, jcovan brown, jamychal green, kevin jones..etc

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Double Post

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Really?

Those are the names you come up with?

Machado is basically the same skillset as marshall except he's 6 ft tall while marshall is 6'4. So how is he a better prospect to draft? Theyre both good passers bu Marshall is younger, taller and more proven against better competition. Who knows maybe machado will be better but just looking at them no way machado is a better prospect.

Brown is a 6 ft "chucker" who can score but needs tons of shots to do it. He doesn't really have a role in the nba because he's not a pg and is too small to guard SGs.

Jamychal Green - never really got to see him play so I won't comment.

Kevin Jones is a good player but he is a tweener who isn't that athletic. He's good and I was surprised that he went undrafted but no team would pick him in the lottery or before marshall who was regarded as a 2nd best PG in the draft.

There are players that the suns could have drafted over Marshall but there is noone that went undrafted who should have been drafted over him.

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It's no one in the draft this

It's no one in the draft this year that was undrafted that's a better PG than K.Marshall. He just got caught in a bad spot in my opinion. It looked like a good fit on draft night because they hadn't signed Dragic yet. He should benefit getting more burn in the D-League. I think he'll still be a good NBA PG, he can dish the rock.

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kendall is better than scott

kendall is better than scott machado tho?

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Yes

Yes he is a better prospect, player though only time will tell. Similar skillset but Kendall is 6'4 and Scott is 6'0. Size is a big reason for one being a better prospect than another especially if both are not elite athletes.

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Its far too early to panic!

Its way too early to push the panic button on these young players. I am a big Suns fan, and I do believe that the Suns are in tank mode. Gentry has pulled the starters out at the end of the 3rd period and finished with the second group in very winnable games. Not that I am saying this Suns team is a playoff team, but it looks like a tanking move to me. My point is this, Marshall will get his time in real games. This d league stint is just a warm up for the real games. He is a smart, hard working player, with a real skill set. When has that not been a combination for success? Steve Nash didnt come out of the gates a star.

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Jr year

Would have loved to see him stay, he would have made James Michael McAdoo better and the UNC/IU game would have been a better one to watch...

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marshall sucks

marshall should've been drafted late first early second in my opinion, he can not shoot a lick. i saw him hit the side of the backboard shooting by himself at the nba combine. i'm a firm believer in if you are a guard and can't shoot you better be an elite athlete. marshall will be average or a back up at most.

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Wow, how quickly time flies.

Wow, how quickly time flies. I remember all the posts about how great Kendall Marshall is and should be a late lotto pick.

Lots of players go to the D-League, practicing with pros but sitting on the bench isn't always healthy. They need "game time" to help them improve and get some confidence. I am sure he will be back in the league and get some good mins with the suns later in the season...

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scott

scott machado is better prospect then kendall marshall scott played for iona and led the nation in assists he def would average more if he was playing with harrison barnes tyler zeller and john henson. Not only that scott is a better shooter he shot 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3 and yes scott no elite athlete but hes much quicker then kendall and has better lateral quickness and can defend better kendall is a horrible athlete

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I really don't see what the

I really don't see what the big deal is, I think more young players should be sent to the D-League, especially bigs. The reason so many big men lack a polished offensive game is because they are never given the chance to be the focal point of an offence in the low block and develop their skills. The guys that come out early are prime examples.

If you look at the big guys who know how to contribute offensively in the post, they were given opportunities to develop as a 1st or 2nd option in college or the NBA. Dwight obviously developed in the NBA because they handed him the keys, Cousins was the 2nd option on that Kentucky team (arguably first), Roy Hibbert and Monroe went to Georgetown which is renowned for skilled bigs, Gasol was an MVP in Europe before he came over, Duncan (obviously), Al Horford at Florida (stayed 3 years), Bynum was brought along slowly, but he was given plenty of shots in the low block, and they played through his mistakes.

Nowadays though, it's more common for big men to be used primarily for defensive purposes in college and the NBA, especially freshmen, so you see guys like Drummond underwhelm in college because they were no longer given opportunities to score in the post or have the offence run through them.

It's the "one and done" rule that is really hurting the NBA's big men stocks, because realistically, no NBA team is going to let a raw young guy be the focal point of an offence and lose games unless it's a special circumstance (like 1st overall pick). College is the only place a young big is going to be given the keys to a team, like the Zellers in North Carolina and Indiana were, or Georgetown Cs. Well, almost the only place, because this is exactly what the D-League is for, it's a place for young project big men to go and learn how to be the 1st option, to score in the post until you're ready to do it in the big league, where every game matters.

NBA coaches don't seem to find much value in low-post play unless they have a player who is capable there already, they much rather pick and roll, and don't seem to want to put in the effort to properly teach players the low post.

So yes, my point was that more people should go to the D-League to get game-time, or they will just languish on a bench not getting any better, and this isn't a big deal for Marshall.

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You can look at my earlier

You can look at my earlier post before the draft with people ripping me for saying Tony Wroten is better then Marshall and I guarantee is a few years drafting Marshall over Wroten will be like drafting Marcus Williams over Rondo.

And for the record Maalik Wayns went undrafted out of Nova and has already made an impact and has a very bright future.

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You can look at my earlier

You can look at my earlier post before the draft with people ripping me for saying Tony Wroten is better then Marshall and I guarantee is a few years drafting Marshall over Wroten will be like drafting Marcus Williams over Rondo.

And for the record Maalik Wayns went undrafted out of Nova and has already made an impact and has a very bright future.

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Yes sir

Fellow Philadelphian I agree with tha Maalik Wayns.....faster and can hit the J

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Marshall is playing behind a

Marshall is playing behind a guy, Dragic, that they spent a lot of money on to bring in and be their PG of the future and a veteran backup, in Telfair. He'll be getting more mintues in March and April.

What have Wroten, Wayns, or Machado done this season that has established themselves on a different level than Marshall?

Wayns looked good in the summer and in a few pre-season games, but he's averaging 2.5 ppg on 23% shooting while Marshall is averaging 1.7 ppg on 33% shooting. To me, it just looks like two guys that haven't had the opportunity to prove a lot against NBA competition. Machado has played 3 NBA minutes and Wroten is 0-4 in an NBA uniform.

All of these guys have barely played. I don't think anyone has proved much more in regular season games than anyone else. I get if you favor players over others as far as their games are put together, but no one has proved anything on an NBA regular season court, this season.

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For starters Wayns has

For starters Wayns has eStablished himself by becoming a serviceable backup PG who can be relied upon by a coach who is notoriously hard on rookies. Wayns is just starting to get more minutes and played huge roles in 2 Sixers wins last week first by scoring 7 points in 7 minutes against the Suns and then scoring 10 points against the Mavs in another 3 point Sixers win. His 2 4th quarter 3s were crucial.
Wayns is a very good on ball defender who makes an impact on the court regardless. Tho they're per game averages aren't much different they're actual in game achievements thus far are very.

And Wayns played lights out during the Preseason leading all rookies with over 5 assists per game and he was like 3rd in rookie scoring avg over 13ppg.

Wayns could have a year similar to Isiaih Thomas had last year if he played on cellar dweller he has that type of ability.

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Y'all are talking like

Y'all are talking like Wroten, Wayns, and Machado have proved to be better lol....They haven't played 20 games yet you guys are saying undrafted guys are better. I think Marshall is probably going to develop into a backup, but he hasn't exactly been in a situation to really develop much in the NBA as a 3rd PG behind 2 vets. Its hilarious to see how much people criticize guys soooo quickly after a draft in the spring/ summer before this time of ctitivism was nowhere

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Maalik Wayns? REALLY??

Maalik Wayns? REALLY??

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I'm just reminding people I

I'm just reminding people I thought it was stupid for Marshall to leave UNC before he learned how to score and it was even more idiotic for a team to draft him so high especially over a guy like Wroten whose only real knock was he couldn't shoot. But Marshall can neither shoot or score which is just an insanely bad combo for a Guard drafted in the lotto.

And the Suns are in tank mode meaning if Marshall could play even a little he would be getting time. PJ Tucker is getting minutes on that team for crying out loud.

And Wroten is in a terrible situation having to play behind Conley Bayless and Selby on one of the best teams in the league. Had the Suns drafted him instead he'd certainly would be seeing minutes and passing lanes.

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