Hornets Work Out Kendall Marshall, Guards at the Alario Center

Published: June 23, 2012

The Hornets worked out Kendall Marshall and a few other guards at the Alario Center today.

Here’s the full list of participants. Video and more to come.

Kendall Marshall(Guard)-North Carolina 6’4″ 195lbs

Tony Wroten Jr.(Guard)-Washington 6’5″ 205lbs

Evan Fournier(Guard/Forward)-France 6’6″  190lbs

Nihad Djedovic(Guard)-Italy 6’5″ 205
(Was not available to media)

Matt Pressey(Guard)-Missouri 6’2″ 195lbs

Monty Williams

Dell Demps


  1. Hornets_Junkie

    June 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I am high on Tony Wroten Jr. Joe. Could you give us an update on his workout and how you might feel about his game and how he would fit with the Hornets?

  2. jjmartin

    June 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    From all the info on Wroten Jr is that he plays completely out of control. He will make the sensational pass on occassion but is really inconsistent making the RIGHT play. No way would you want this guy as your court general.

  3. NOLA Hustle

    June 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    stillmsalivating at the thiught of marshall leading the break for us in the next several years, perfect complement to ej and the big easy

  4. Andrew Smith

    June 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    If it’s kind of hard to hear bump the quality up to 480p when you watch & it may help.

    Thanks for watching

  5. Jay Dogon

    June 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    “Chris Who?” Lol I love Monty Williams. Stuff like that and the fact that he was rooting against the Heat makes him awesome.

  6. J

    June 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    If they want Wooten they’re going to have to trade down maybe with Boston

  7. Josh

    June 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Ways we can get the players above:
    1. Kendall Marshall-draft 10th
    2. Tony Wroten Jr.-buy OKC’s pick (28)
    3. Evan Fournier-buy OKC’s pick (28)
    4. Nihad Djedovic- sign as an undrafted free agent
    5. Matt Pressey-sign as an undrafted free agent.

  8. NOLA Hustle

    June 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    so you’re a gm trying to rebuild a team around a young stud pf and a dynamic young sg, both of whom count explosive finishing among their best attributes

    do you want to surround them with:

    1 a pg who creates shots primarily for himself
    2 a raw combo guard
    3 a pf, the 4 th one on the roster
    4 a raw big man
    5 a raw 6’11 wing with questionable desire
    6 the next great playmaking pg who excels at running a break

    yeah im taking marshall too

    • Michael McNamara

      June 23, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Agree- guys like Marshall just never come around. There will be so several wing scorers we all get excited about next year, another raw big with crazy athleticism, combo guards, and a solid center with minimal upside. Those guys are in every draft, but how often does a point guard like Marshall come along?

      • SP

        June 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

        According to draft express’ statistics, they never come around…

    • NOH Domination

      June 23, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      I can do that too… Who do you want to surround AD with:

      1 an athletic center who can step out and shoot
      2 a versatile 6’11 matchup nightmare
      3 A fearless guard who will take and make big shots
      4 a slow ‘true’ pg that can’t shoot and was the 4th best player on his own team

      yea i’m taking anybody but marshall too

      • buzz

        June 24, 2012 at 12:44 am

        Marshall is not slow, he’s not freakishly quick, but not slow. he may not be the best shot, but he can score in other ways while developing a jump shot. Also, its very debatable that he was forth best at UNC, when Marshall got injured, they weren’t nearly as dangerous, especcially Harrison Barnes. By the way, 4th best on a very good side like north Carolina isn’t too bad.

      • NOLA Hustle

        June 24, 2012 at 8:50 am

        actually marshall became widely regardedas the most important player on unc, as for his two years there they could not beat anyone without him. he was the enginee that made it go.

        as for shooting compare his 3pt % to every guard in this draft and youll see its comparable. he didnt score much which doesnt mean he cant. if u saw unc down the stretch, when coach asked hom too he was very effective and efficient getting ball in hole. u say someone cant shoot when their % is @ 40 or 41. look at kendalls games and his stats before you unfairly slander him

      • NOH Domination

        June 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

        Not intentionally degrading the man. Just taking a shot at the way you presented all these really talented players as scrubs then made Marshall sound like the next Magic. Who’s the one committing slander?

      • nola hustle

        June 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm

        I don’t think calling someone raw is the slightest bit negative, just drawing attention to the fact that Marshall plays like he’s more seasoned.

        To be fair, Kendall is raw too, he’s yound and has a lot of growing to do in the scoring department. However as he grows in that area, he’s capable of playing productive minutes as his game really translates to the NBA level.

        I think the most “slanderous” thing I said is referring to pjiii as having questioable desire, I thought that was universally accepted

  9. Tyler

    June 23, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Is it just me or is New Orleans becoming a “hot” spot for players to want to come?

  10. kempleton

    June 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Lillard refusing to workout! Marshall here to workout!

    That’s a big difference. I started liking Marshall more…

    If we draft Marshall we’re gonna have a “dirty beard” PG duo. 🙂 (Vasquez and Marshall)

    I got 2 questions:

    1- What’s wrong with Marshall’s elbow, is it gonna keep bothering him?

    2- Are there bigs involved in PG workout (not draftees of course)? Followup Q: Do they workout/practice pick-n-rolls, set plays involving PG’s finding the corner 3’s etc?

  11. buzz

    June 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I’ve seen a couple of UNC games this year and I tell you, Kendall Marshall can play. he reminds me of a young Jason Kidd the way he pushes the ball. he’s not slow w the ball in his hands and the amount of times he got to the hoop and finished against good teams was exceptional. I watched UNC v duke (the close game) to watch rivers score his 29points and hit game winner, I ended up focusing on Marshall coz he was awesome and v exciting. Not worried about his perimeter defence, it’ll just lead to more blocked shots for Davis.

    • Jay

      June 23, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      And Jason Kidd, like Marshall got knocked for not being able to shoot. We all know how it ruined his career. Oh wait…

      • VeezyV

        June 23, 2012 at 9:00 pm

        Peja still lives here. He can be his shooting coach.

  12. SP

    June 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I just love Kendall Marshall, His my favourite point guard in the draft…

  13. Zombian

    June 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    What makes Marshall so interesting is that he is a player with a skill. Give me a player who does one thing well instead of a middling player any day.

  14. mojart

    June 23, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    if we traded the10th pick to the rockets do u think marshall and rivers are still available at 14 and 16

    • buzz

      June 24, 2012 at 12:31 am

      Rivers maybe, Marshall no.

  15. Tyler

    June 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Toronto selects Kendall Marshall. They need a PG.

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