Kendall Marshall Assigned to D-League

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Kendall Marshall Assigned to D-League
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – This was not how Kendall Marshall thought it would go when he wrote an e-mail to Suns management before the NBA draft to express how much he wanted to be part of the organization. When Marshall was selected, he was holding onto the slim chance that he might get to learn behind Steve Nash but figured he would get a great opportunity to play if Nash left. The Suns signed Goran Dragic in free agency, Sebastian Telfair held onto the backup job and Marshall is bound for the D-League after a month of the season. As practice time dwindled, Marhsall’s only time to improve was through player development coordinator Lindsey Hunter’s workouts, half-court games with seldom-used or unused players and by watching games. It was a perspective he never has endured and it was visibly hard, especially when it seemed like he felt like he could be helping in a backup role early in the season...

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