Pistons Sign Cartier Martin

AUGUST 18TH: The Pistons have finally followed up with an official announcement.

AUGUST 6TH: The team has yet to announce the deal, but the signing has occurred, according to Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link).

JULY 14TH: It’ll be a minimum-salary contract, according to Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News (Twitter link).

JULY 2ND: The deal includes a second season that’s a player option, tweets Shams Charania of RealGM.

JULY 1ST: The Pistons have struck a one-year deal with Cartier Martin, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The 29-year-old swingman spent most of last season with the Hawks, save for a pair of 10-day contracts with Chicago. It’s unclear just how much Martin will receive, but it seems likely to be a minimum-salary arrangement.

The addition of Martin, along with Jodie Meeks, seems like an attempt by new Pistons coach/executive Stan Van Gundy to upgrade the team’s outside shooting. Martin is an above average three-point shooter, knocking down 39.1% of his treys last season and 38.3% for his career.

Martin, like Meeks, is a client of Andrew Vye, so it appears as though negotiations happened simultaneous. There weren’t reports of other suitors for the six-year veteran, who saw 15.5 minutes per game for Atlanta last season.

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