Kendall Marshall volunteers himself to be Team USA’s point guard
With Team USA getting two straight scares in the Olympics, questions arise on the team’s leadership on the floor, mainly the point guard play. It’s scary to think that the defending Gold medalists can go all the way by virtue of their individual talent alone.
Their two point guards in Kyrie Irving and Kyle Lowry are decent playmakers, but they’re better known for skills other than passing. In the United States’ games against Australia and Serbia, both of which were very competitive, they were treated to front row seats on how an ideal court general executes in the international game.
I'm ready for the challenge. — RT @MarcJSpearsESPN: USA needs a true point guard
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) August 13, 2016
There’s no denying Marshall’s talent as a distributor. He has proven to be very capable in college for North Carolina and when he was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers for a certain stretch.
But injuries have robbed Marshall of momentum and he is now stuck in a third-string point guard role. More importantly, for one to be successful at the one position in FIBA play, a consistent outside shot is imperative.
Saying that it’s a long shot for Kendall Marshall to get what he’s asking for is still an understatement. But people will be pleased to be proven wrong on this instance.