Less than a week ago, it sounded as if Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni didn’t even want to glance in Kendall Marshall’s direction.

Before Friday’s game, D’Antoni was resigned to keeping the offense simple enough for the second-year point guard.

How does indispensable sound for a guy who last month was still playing for the Delaware 87ers of the D-League?

“No, not even close but I’m thankful for the position I’m in right now and I want to make the most of it with this team,” Marshall said when asked if he thought he would return to the NBA this quickly.

“I think I’d be lying if I said I (envisioned this). But everything happens for a reason and I’m thankful for the way things worked out.”

All Marshall did was step in at point guard and lead the Lakers to a 110-99 win over Utah at Staples Center as they broke a six-game losing streak.

Marshall had his first career double-double, scoring 20 points and passing for 15 assists. He also logged 40 minutes, more than any other Laker — even more than Pau Gasol, who had 23 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists.