Marshall Starting to Prove Worth for Suns
Although a lottery pick in the 2012 draft, (Kendall) Marshall found it tough to crack the Suns rotation at point guard due to the fact that seasoned veterans Goran Dragic and Sebastian Telfair were ahead of him. After seeing spot duty in only a handful of games in the first month as a professional, the UNC guard would only find his way off the bench in six games from the end of November to the beginning of February.
Marshall’s minutes tripled in the month of February and his improved play left the team confident enough to make a deadline deal involving Telfair. Like most rookies, his play has ebbed and flowed as his minutes have increased, but the fans and coaches alike have seen flashes of brilliance from him.
While his court vision and ability to pass have never been in question, possibly the most impressive part of Marshall’s second half of his rookie campaign has been his ability to shoot the ball. Coach Hunter attributes it to his hard work in practice and on his own.