Spurs Sign Kevin Martin

MARCH 9TH, 12:30pm: The signing is official, the team announced via press release. San Antonio waived Rasual Butler minutes earlier to clear a roster spot for the move.

9:49pm: The Thunder, Grizzlies and Wizards were among the teams pursuing Martin, Stein tweets.

MARCH 4TH, 9:01pm: The Spurs have reached a contract agreement with free agent shooting guard Kevin Martin, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reports (via Twitter). San Antonio currently has the league maximum of 15 players on its roster, so a corresponding move will be required prior to inking Martin. The Mavs, Rockets and Hawks also had expressed interest in signing Martin once he cleared waivers, as Stein also recently reported.

Martin was available for a trade for months prior to the February trade deadline, as Jon Krawczynski of The Associated Press first reported in December, but potential suitors were apparently reluctant to take him on without knowing what he’d do about his player option for 2016/17. Once the trade deadline passed, Martin and the Wolves reached an agreement on a buyout that saw the player sacrifice exactly half of his $7,377,500 player option for next season and $352,750 of this season’s salary.

The 33-year-old has appeared in 39 games for Minnesota this season, including 12 starts. Martin is averaging 10.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.4 minutes of action per appearance. His career numbers through 698 games are 17.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists to go with a shooting line of .438/.385/.870.

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13 thoughts on “Spurs Sign Kevin Martin

  1. Daniel Morairity

    This doesn’t make any sense why would Kevin Martin be interested in the spurs instead of the Mavericks? Spurs already have Manu and patty mills. They don’t need no more guards they are fine

    • Will 7

      Why the Spurs? It’s called A Chance to Get a Ring. That isn’t gonna happen anytime soon with the Mavs…esp if Dirk retires after this year.

      • Daniel 8

        Yes your right but the spurs can’t beat the warriors this year and if Martin wants a ring he should have come to Dallas cut Anderson

        • Wait…so your logic is that the Spurs can’t beat the Warriors but the Mavs can? And why would you want to cut your first round pick from this year, if anything you would cut from the glut of point guards the Mavs have or Jeremy Evans.

          • Daniel Morairity

            Yes I’m absolutely 100% right that San Antonio is not going to beat the warriors this year or in the playoffs. Once Kevin Martin realizes that San Antonio went to the playoffs and the spurs lose to Golden State he will opt out of his contract and will become a free agent again this upcoming summer. Also we can cut Jeremy Evans anyway because he hadnt been playing a lot. In fact a lot of mavs players havent played a lot like Dwight Powell and Salah Mejri and Charlie V. If the Mavericks have got Kevin Martin then you would cut either Charlie V or Jeremy Evans or even Devin Harris

            • aarongill

              So if the Spurs can’t beat the Warriors, you think the mavs will? Spurs are better than the mavs in all ways.

              • Daniel Morairity

                The spurs will realize that the warriors are just too tough this season and beyond. That’s why I think the Mavericks are going to compete this season and next. Mark Cuban will not rest until Dirk gets another ring on that hand. That’s why adding LeBron and Durant and Howard is most likely to happen with the cap space expanding this next off season which will help the Mavericks in that regard. I like our chances at getting the big fish coming up in the off season.

            • The Mavs might not even make it out of the first round, let alone win a championship. If the season ended today, the Mavs would have to go through the Thunder, Spurs or Blazers and, most likely, (barring some huge upset) the Warriors-although the Clippers could beat the Warriors, its just probably not going to happen. The Spurs have a much better team than the Mavs, and while there is no guarantee that the Spurs would beat the Warriors, they have the better chance. The Spurs are a deeper and have better players than the Mavs. I would argue that the Mavs best player (Dirk or Parsons, take your pick) would only be, at best, the third best player on the court, after Kawhi and Aldridge, and even then I would still say Tony Parker is the third best player out there.

    • Because the Spurs are a better bet to win a championship than the Mavs. Also if you want to get technical…the Mavs have Felton, J.J. Barea, Anderson and Devin Harris. If anything the Spurs have less guard depth than the Mavs.

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