Kendall Marshall demoted to reserve role with the return of Steve Nash and Steve Blake, who both started along side Jodie Meeks as the Lakers went with a smaller starting lineup with Pau Gasol out.
Marshall played only 21 minutes, the same total of minutes as Manny Harris whom the Lakers said they will not resign when his 10 day contract is up. How is that for a sign of respect for the way Marshall played while the veterans were out. Unless something miraculous happens with Mike D'Antoni's rotation the future looks even bleaker for Marshall as Jordan Farmar will soon be returning, as well, which would only add one more veteran guard for which Marshall will have to compete for minutes against.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Joffrey Lauvergne practiced in full Thursday.
Lauvergne has missed the last 12 games due to a back injury but was back practicing in full on Thursday. It's a great sign for the second year pro who played well when he was healthy. He started the three games he played so we will wait and see if that's what Denver has in store for him when he returns to the lineup. Analysis: James Grande
Johnny Manziel was demoted because he lied about were he was.
When video surfaced of Manziel out partying, you just knew that head coach Mike Pettine had enough of this far-too scrutinized situation. Manziel has been a veritable nightmare for the coaches and continues to show a complete lack of maturity. Josh McCown will get the start in Week 12 and, barring injury, is likely the full-time starter moving forward. Analysis: Howard Bender