therealdeal wrote:He's an ideal 3rd guard as is. If he comes into next season with a more reliable jump shot and a floater then he could even make the jump to a high minutes player on a really good team.
As things are, he better be here next season. We have trouble enough as it is finding talent and he's getting paid barely anything.
I've been a big backer of Marshall since the lakers signed him. You just don't find instincts like that every day. He needs that floater badly, and he should be shooting jumpers literally all day long in the off-season until he becomes automatic. This guy can be a PG in this league and, IMO, can even be a sometime starter. But he has to lose a little weight, work on improving his lateral movement (both for the sake of overall quickness but especially on defense) and make himself more of a viable threat with a floater. That will open up even more passing lanes for him once other teams realize that they have to try and challenge his penetration into the lane.
The jumper needs refinement is obvious. he needs to be come a threat out there which, again, will make him more valuable simply because his passing ability can make teams pay for coming out to challenge his jumper. He can pump-fake and create all kinds of havoc by taking it toward the hoop to finish or dump it off to a teammate when the defense rotates.
It's all up to him.