This is why I think it's a good idea to look at stats - financials, individual stats, and unit stats.
Armani wrote:He went through a stretch where he made less than 35 FG%... it lasted over 20 games.
No, he didn't. He went seven games in his longest stretch of the season.
Oh, and he doesn't hit FT's either. If all you can do is pass, you're not going to make a ton of impact because defenses don't respect you.
He did hit the fourth most threes on the team, shot the third best percent on the team, and was 33rd in the league in threes made by a PG and 21st in threes per game by a PG. So he can do things other than pass. How do you measure impact? We didn't win games, but that was something that happened all season. Suggestion: an easy bucket IS impacting the game.
Despite his gaudy assist numbers, he isn't significantly helping this team. He's a 3rd string PG to me. I'll take him if he comes back for ~ 1 mil. He can replace Farmar if Farmar goes down with an injury next season... but I don't see him being consistent enough to be a backup PG, unless he really works on his shot this summer. Maybe Nash can mentor him there.
He's due $900K next year. So this suggests that you don't know his contract situation.
Your claim about Farmar also suggests that you don't know his injury situation. Farmar missed 41 games this season, missed 43 games the last season he was in the league. And that's playing heavy reserve minutes (not starter minutes). Farmar is a good bet to break down.
As a reserve, Marshall averaged 21 minutes, 7.2 points, 5.3 assists, and 1.8 boards, shot 50% on FGs, 58% on threes, and 100% on FTs. In other words, he did a good job as a sub. He also had a positive +/- as a sub.
You saw a 22 year old playing against starters with a terrible team surrounding him and for some reason you decided that he isn't good enough to start, isn't good enough to be a sub, but could be on this team if he's third string for minimum money? Moreover, you did so based almost entirely on false claims. I don't see that as a very realistic and well-informed view.