Blake was averaging 7.7 apg
Marshall is averaging 9.6 apg
How that's 5 more per game is something that you're gonna have to explain to me like I'm a 4yr old.
Per 36 Marshall is averaging 10.2 The only reason it's 9.6 is because his first few games he barely played, then played sort of normal minutes off the bench when X got hurt and then he put up 10/7 coming off the bench. That's the only reason his assist numbers were low, I'm talking about as a starter. Not in garbage time when you hit a three.
And since becoming a starter he's averaging 12. If you want to break it down he's averaging 4.3 more assists than Blake did as a starter.
And per 36 he's averaging 10.2 assists per game which means that his minutes played(which is at 38) only gives him 1.8 more assists. Which means that even if he played "normal" starting 36 minutes a game, he'd average 10.2 assists in this league.
Which would be 2nd behind Chris Paul. Hope that explains it to you easily
ONCE AGAIN, stop ducking this question
About the shooting.. you don't have to answer that. Even if it dropped down to 40% from three it would still be solid and there's a lot of time to see.
Though I've never known someone that "can't shoot" or sustain improvement go through a 10 game span shooting 47% from three when he averages nearly 5 threes a game on a team with no legitimate double team worthy player on it to keep defenses away from him(which would be the benefit of playing with a guy like Kobe and is the precise reason why he struggles inside the arc because defenses do NOT have that worry) but is still averaging 10.2 assists per 36 as well as 44% shooting along with that
If I asked you to explain why he's doing that you'd probably avoid that question too. .
So instead of trying to answer why he can despite "not improving or sustaining" in your opinion despite the stats that say different, you can try to answer is the one you keep avoiding.
What point guards ever lead the NBA in assists not named Nash in "D'antoni's" system or came close to it?
And in general how many PG's average 10.5 in 36 minutes a night, period? In any system? (which is what Marshall is doing) ?
Those 3 extra minutes only give him 1.8 an extra assist. So you want to back track on that a bit?
Edited by Majesty, January 26, 2014 - 05:06 AM.