Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
North-carolina-illinois

The fourth game for the Suns, and third for the former North Carolina Basketball player Kendall Marshall, was once again not the best performance for the team, but even if the stats definitely do not reflect it the rookie floor general seems to be improving each game. In a match up where the Phoenix Suns (1-3) lost to the NBA D-League Select (2-2) by fourteen points, with the final tally being 89 to 75, in a game that was played at the Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, NV. This was once again a game where the box score truly does not tell most of the story of the game.

The 20 year old scored 10 points (4 for 14 ~ 0 for 5 ~ 2 for 2) to go with six assists, three rebounds, three steals and three TOs while having a pts differential of -11 in close to 36 minutes (out of 40) of playing time. And while the shooting is not great, having watched the game you could see that as the game went on Marshall was getting more and more into the groove of the game, which is not the same thing you could say for most of the others on his team. When it said and done the 6’4″ guard can only do so much when around him there is no pure shooters to dish off on a drive or few cutters to find open for an easy basket. In other words, using a cliche, you can be a general all you want, but if you do not have the troops you will never win anything. And while this is not an excuse, since the shooting and turnovers still need to improve, Marshall is looking somewhat better on the court than the stats show.

Marshall is finishing strong tonight. He hit a J when the defender went under, got his third steal & is pushing the pace more.

— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) July 21, 2012

Kendall Marshall is still working out the kinks that go from being a star at a place like the North Carolina Basketball program to being a rookie in the National Basketball Association. It can not be easy adjusting from being the one that ran the show for close to two years to the one re learning the show all over again, especially when there is also the pressure that he might be the starting point guard come November. The young point guard has one last game in the Summer League and we will see how he does in that one. Then it will be off to work outs, getting accustomed to a new city and ways of doing things until the pre season begins. For more information about Marshall and all Tar Heels, present and past, make sure to check out isportsweb!

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Blue Jays OF tears meniscus in freak sprinkler accident

Death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Five bubble teams playing well heading into March

Falcons release Steven Jackson

Bill Walton has some words of advice for Derrick Rose

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Five under-the-radar National Player of the Year candidates

Judge overturns Peterson suspension; NFL to appeal

Dez Bryant's mother in 2012: Dez threatened to knock me out

Full offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

Brandon Bostick received death threats after botched play

Ex-Louisville player charged with rape, sodomy

WATCH: Sidney Crosby catches teammate's stick in mid-air

WATCH: Vanderbilt coach tells own player 'I'll f-ing kill you'

Are the Kings willing to trade DeMarcus Cousins?

Johan Santana signed by Blue Jays to minor league deal

Leafs trade David Clarkson to Blue Jackets For Nathan Horton

Panthers acquire Jaromir Jagr from Devils

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

HBO picks up The Rock’s football series, ‘Ballers’

The key offseason moves for every MLB team

Giancarlo Stanton gets first-ever customized facemask

Ronda Rousey, Arianny Celeste have verbal sparring match

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Bostick death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Rousey, Arianny Celeste get into it

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The parallels of Rose and Hardaway

Offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

Judge rules against AP's suspension

Why the Lions should let Suh walk

Chris Jones charged with rape, sodomy

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.