The Hawks are likely to ink Cartier Martin to a second 10-day contract once his first one expires tonight, tweets Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The ASM Sports client also signed a pair of 10-day deals with the Bulls this season, as our 10-day Tracker shows, but Chicago elected not to retain him, probably over luxury tax concerns.
Martin has appeared in two games in his latest stint with Atlanta, averaging 6.5 points in 10.5 minutes per game. He’s spent most of the season as a member of the Hawks after making the team as a training camp invitee, with his brief Chicago interlude coming after Atlanta cut him in January, just before his deal would have become guaranteed for the rest of the year. The Hawks would have to revisit the decision of whether to keep him for the balance of the season at their end of a second 10-day contract with him.
A second 10-day deal would put the Hawks at a full 15-man roster going into the trade deadline, but since teams can unilaterally terminate 10-day contracts at any time, Atlanta would still have the flexibility to take on an extra player in a lopsided swap. The Clippers prematurely ended their 10-day deal with Maalik Wayns earlier this season, and the Spurs did the same with Othyus Jeffers.