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Lakers News: Lakers agree to terms with point guard Kendall Marshall

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After learning that Kobe Bryant would miss the next six weeks with a knee injury, the Los Angeles Lakers were forced to make a move in order to help fill the enormous void left at the point guard position. It didn't take long for the Lakers to find a short-term solution with the team agreeing to terms with Kendall Marshall according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports on Dec. 19:

Desperate to replenish their guard depth, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal with former NBA lottery pick Kendall Marshall, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

With the Lakers losing Bryant, Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar and Steve Nash to injury, the team had no point guards or viable backups healthy on the roster. Bryant attempted to shoulder the load following Blake's injury, but only lasted six games before suffering a knee fracture in the win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Fortunately, the Lakers were able to bring in a player that might be able to make an impact the same way Xavier Henry and Wes Johnson have been able to. All three of these players are former lottery picks that failed to make an impression with the teams that drafted them.

If Marshall can make a similar impact in comparison to Johnson and Henry, the Lakers may have found another steal on the open market.

Marshall was drafted by the Phoenix Suns with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft out of North Carolina.

Before being signed by the Lakers on Thursday, Marshall was playing in the D-League with the Delaware 87ers. In his debut with the 87ers, Marshall filled up the stat sheet with 31 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and two steals.

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