The Wolves reportedly made shooting guard Kevin Martin in trade discussions during December. This, of course, is nothing new for Martin, who is 32 and has played on four different teams, including two stints each with the Kings and Rockets. Martin was a part of trade talk last winter, too, when a series of reports identified the Mavericks, Wizards, Bulls, Kings and Rockets as interested parties.
We covered today that Sam Smith of Bulls.com doesn’t believe there is any substance to the idea Chicago will acquire Martin because the veteran has another year on his contract worth nearly $7.4MM, and because his scoring average and shooting percentage are near career lows. But it seems like some team will, indeed, take a flier on him. While Martin’s numbers are down (mainly his shooting percentage), he is still quite serviceable. He is averaging 12.1 points per game in 26 games, including 12 starts. Several teams could use his experience and scoring production.
That leads us to today’s shootaround topic: What team do you think would benefit the most from adding Martin?
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