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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