Looking for a sneaky fantasy play for the next few weeks? Well the Los Angeles Lakers' Kendall Marshall might just be your guy, because as Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports, Marshall is officially the only healthy point guard on the Lakers' roster.
Kendall Marshall, claimed out of the D-League by LAL, is now the only healthy PG on the team. Farmar, Blake, Nash all at least 3 weeks away.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 1, 2014
The Lakers announced via Twitter that Jordan Farmar has been diagnosed with a tear in his left hamstring. It's the second time Farmar has torn that hamstring this season, and it leaves an already injury-plagued L.A. squad in the most dire situation it's faced all year.
INJURY UPDATE: An ultrasound showed that @JrFarmar has a tear in his left hamstring, which is expected to keep him out a minimum of 4 weeks.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 1, 2014
Marshall was drafted 13th overall by the Phoenix Suns in 2012. He was expected to take the helm once Nash left the desert, but he barely played as a rookie. He was then dealt to the Washington Wizards, who waived the UNC product.
Marshall was signed by the Lakers out of the D-League and has averaged 5.3 points, one rebound and 2.5 assists on 57.1 percent shooting overall and 55.6 percent from three-point range in four games wearing the purple and gold.
He logged 28 minutes against the Milwaukee Bucks, notching 10 points and seven assists. If the Lakers have any hope of staying relevant in the playoff chase, they will need Marshall to improve on those numbers going forward.