He's a good passer but a horrible defender. I'm just not sold that he's ever gonna be a starting point on a winning team.
Steve Nash horribly defended his way to 2 straight mvps
Not many PGs can lock down the other teams pg one on one.
But we just saw a team win a title with 'turnstile' tony Parker at pg
Fisher stopped being an average on ball, one on one defender back in 2006, and he played another 8 years!!!
Marshall should be able to play good team defense
It you want to have a pg that can slow someone down (lillard, Westbrook, Parker) bring in a defensive pg (Bazemore) and have him get the other pg out of Ryhthem
During the 2012 draft
Lot of lakers fans and basketball people said Marshall was a great passer, and many here were estatic!!! He was avalible in free agency
I have zero issues with him coming back and starting. And getting 24-30 mins a night. He can learn to play team defense. He can improve his shot. It's so much harder to teach those passing instincts.
And that's what he has. Great passing instincts and ability.
Months and months ago, I said i want lakers to take randle, and marshal and randle would be the new stocken Malone!!!! Huge overstatement. But I don't think its as crazy as it sounds. Randle is going to get easy buckets. Easy buckets!!!! For years!!!