Fantasy Rumors: What to do with Marshall

Should you trade Marshall or keep him?

Last week after Jordan Farmar went down with another hamstring injury, I suggested picking up Kendall Marshall -- score one for Joe K. I’d be lying, though, if I told you that I expected the 2012 lottery pick to perform the way he has over the past two games.

His numbers during that stretch are truly mind-boggling: 14.5 PPG, 16.0 APG, 6.0 RPG, 1.5 3PG, 50.0% FG (11-22), 100% FT (4-4)

Who could have seen that coming?!

If you were savvy (and quick) enough to grab Marshall before anyone else did, you now find yourself with a little more than you bargained for, and a tough decision on your hands. Should you ride out Marshall’s success or trade him while his value is at its peak?

Obviously, this depends on what you can get for him on the trade market. The red-hot point guard could certainly make for a very nice "sweetener" to any deal, so you could try to package him with a bigger piece and go after a star. Keep in mind, too, that the person who had Chris Paul in your league suddenly could be light in assists, potentially creating a perfect trade partner.

If you decide to keep Marshall, there are two concerns:

  1. His playing time likely will diminish once Steve Blake, Steve Nash and/or Farmar return.

  2. Even if he remains the starting point guard on the rebuilding Lakers and plays extended minutes, his numbers might come back down to earth.