Signed in December 2013 after injuries devastated the Lakers at point guard, Marshall started at the position in only his fifth game with the team. Marshall, who played 48 games as a rookie with the Phoenix Suns in 2012-13, scored 20 points in his first start with the Lakers, spurring some discussion as to whether the Lakers had managed to find a diamond in free agency. He scored 18 points two games later, but his higher-than-average totals quickly faded. His struggles with turnovers also limited the effectiveness of his scoring outputs. Still, Marshall provided the Lakers with a capable point guard with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash sitting out most of the season.